Katie Holmes says raising daughter Suri following split from Tom Cruise was challenging: 'It was intense'

In one of the shots, the 41-year-old American actress wore a black bra top with a skirt, revealing a more feminine and sensual side of her


                            Katie Holmes says raising daughter Suri following split from Tom Cruise was challenging: 'It was intense'
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For the April issue of the Instyle magazine, Katie Holmes has taken time off from her regular self as she went sultry for the shoot. In one of the shots, the 41-year-old American actress wore a black bra top with a skirt, revealing a more sensual side of her.

In other snaps from the shoot, Holmes wore a black spaghetti dress as well as a monochrome single-breasted blazer as a bit of houndstooth print is everyone’s favourite these days. From the Duchess of Cambridge to Celine Dion and Blake Lively all love the monochrome look.

Holmes also got candid about her fame as well as her personal life as she candidly talked about her daughter, Suri, and the stress she faced after divorcing Tom Cruise. Both the stars were together for six years before they ended their marriage in 2012.

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“That time was intense. It was a lot of attention, and I had a little child on top of it. We had some funny moments out and about in public. So many people I didn't know became my friends and helped us out, and that's what I love about the city,” Holmes told the magazine.

The ‘First Daughter’ actress said there were times when strangers helped her a lot. Recalling one of those incidents, she said she had to lean on a taxi driver during a difficult evening. “There was one incredible moment when I think I actually cried. Suri was 6 or 7, and she was spending the night at a friend's house while I was seeing the ballet at Lincoln Center. At 10 o'clock I got a call: ‘Mommy, can you come get me?’” said Holmes.

Adding further she said she immediately took a taxi and went down to Battery Park to pick her up. Suri, now 14, was exhausted and fell asleep on the way home, “And when we pulled up to our building, the cab driver opened the door and helped me not wake her. He helped carry her to the building. He was so kind.”

For Holmes, Suri is her world and she never shies away from admitting it time and again. “I love her so much. My biggest goal has always been to nurture her into her individuality.”

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Recalling Suri’s initial years during the interview, the ‘Batman Begins’ actress said how she was one of the most papped star kids around. She was also on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine when she was a baby. “I have to say, I did recently see some fansite [about her] posted when she was a baby, and it was very intense. We were followed a lot when she was little.”

Holmes seemed grateful as the archaic rule that actresses do not work after 40 is over. She will be soon seen gracing the screen in her new movie, 'The Secret: Dare to Dream', which will be in theaters in April. Besides, she will soon direct her second film, 'Rare Objects'.

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“Rare Objects has been in the making for four or five years. It hurts when you ask the opinions of people you respect and they say it's not good. It's like, ‘Can you be a little more specific? I'm not an idiot. Give me a helpful note instead of dissing me,’” Holmes said.

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