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Originally posted 06/21/2013 07:00AM
As Mrs. Tom Cruise, she lived the kind of rarefied life few people outside of royalty and its Hollywood equivalent will ever know: a wedding in an Italian castle, a 10,000-sq.-ft. Beverly Hills mansion, travel in a personal Gulfstream IV and a style team on call for every carefully orchestrated red carpet appearance.
Now Katie Holmes calls an upscale two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan's bustling Chelsea neighborhood home – and has even been spotted on the subway with her daughter Suri, 7. When she shakes the paparazzi who still trail her, you could almost forget the last chapter of her life ever happened.
Writer Emma Pearse nearly didn't notice Holmes when she ran into the actress filming with a tiny crew on Avenue C on May 29. "I almost walked by, and there was Katie," says Pearse. "She looked just like Joey Potter” – her character from the TV series Dawson's Creek. "Really young and super chill. No one was paying any attention. It was a laid-back situation."
Originally posted 05/27/2013 01:40PM
Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise celebrated Memorial Day weekend in Rosemary Beach, Fla.
Joined by some of Holmes's family, the actress, 34, and Cruise, 7, soaked up the sunny, 90 degree weather on Sunday, taking a break from the beach to have lunch at Summer Kitchen Cafe.
"Everyone looked like they were having a great time," a staffer tells PEOPLE. "Katie had a chicken salad and the table was drinking iced tea. There was a lot of laughing. Suri was really polite and so well behaved."
Originally posted 04/22/2013 06:00AM
It was a day of pampering for Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise on Saturday.
Just two days after turning 7, Suri indulged in an afternoon of manicures and pedicures at Tribeca's i-Plaza Nail & Spa in New York City.
Nestled in between Holmes and Holmes's mother, Kathleen, Suri played on her iPad as the trio got pedicures. Meanwhile, Holmes and her mother were texting and reading on their phones.
Originally posted 04/21/2013 11:30AM
Turning 7 was extra sweet for Suri Cruise, who marked the April 18 milestone with – no surprise here – pretty pink cupcakes.
Mom Katie Holmes treated the birthday girl's first grade class at her Manhattan private school to 24 flourless cupcakes from Eleni's New York bakery. Topping off each of the confections: pink icing and pink nonpareils.
"Everyone loved them," a source tells PEOPLE of the surprise baked up for Tom Cruise's youngest child.
Originally posted 04/18/2013 09:10AM
Find out what else Tom Cruise has planned for his little girl's celebration
Originally posted 04/07/2013 06:00AM
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Originally posted 04/01/2013 06:55PM
A couple of weeks before her birthday, the nearly 7-year-old debuts a new (self-shorn?) haircut
Originally posted 03/25/2013 07:30PM
It was another mother-daughter bonding day for Katie Holmes and daughter, Suri Cruise.
The actress, 34, couldn't hide her smile on Sunday at Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando, Fla., where she took her little one, 6½, on a carousel ride.
Clad in a dress and sweater, with a green polka-dot backpack, Holmes snapped photos of Cruise on her cell phone while sitting on a carousel horse.
Originally posted 02/28/2013 01:00PM
She's still his little girl.
Tom Cruise spent four to five days of quality time with daughter Suri last week, as he flew her over in his private jet from New York to London and then brought her up to the swanky Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire.
A source told PEOPLE that Suri was with her father for several days, "but they kept such a low profile that nobody really knew she was there."
Originally posted 12/27/2012 07:05PM
Suri Cruise celebrated her first holiday season since her parents' divorce, first with mom, then with dad.
"Suri spent Christmas day with her mother and her family in Ohio," says a source close to Katie Holmes. "It was a wonderful day."
The tot is now with her father, Tom Cruise, and his two older kids, another source tells PEOPLE.
Cruise, 50, mentioned earlier this month that he was looking forward to having a family holiday.
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