Six weeks before Katie Holmes revealed she was filing for divorce from her husband of five years – Tom Cruise, she told America’s Elle magazine in an interview that she was entering a ‘new phase’ of her life. Talking about being in her 30s, Katie said: ‘I definitely feel much more comfortable in my own skin. I feel sexier. I think in my 20s, it’s like you’re trying too hard to figure everything out. I’m starting to come into my own. It’s like a new phase.’ It is worth noting that Katie seductively flashes her sheer black bra in an unbuttoned top – as she appears to be rebelling against reports that Tom controlled even her wardrobe choices.
Also in the interview, which took place in mid-May and appears in the magazine on sale on July 17th, Katie appeared to respond negatively to a question about being ‘Mrs Tom Cruise’. The 33-year-old star said: ‘He has been Tom Cruise for 30 years. I know who I am and where I am and where I want to go, so I want to focus on that.’ And a source present at the interview told the New York Post that Katie didn’t appear to be happy in her relationship with Tom at the time. The source said: ‘Katie didn’t speak about Tom in a lovey-dovey way at all. She deflected the Tom questions and brought them around to herself.’
Katie filed for divorce from Tom on June 29th and the pair are now gearing up for a big divorce battle, as well as what is expected to be a bitter fight over custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri. Katie yesterday reassured fans that she is coping following the split. She said ‘I’m alright. Thank you.’ Meanwhile, Tom, who has been kept busy shooting his latest movie Oblivion in Iceland, yesterday returned to Los Angeles where he marked his 50th birthday with a quiet lunch alongside adopted children Connor and Isabella.