Katie Holmes does not regret becoming Suri Cruise's mother at age of 27: 'We kind of grew up together'

The 40-year-old actress welcomed daughter Suri in 2006, the very first year of her marriage to Tom Cruise.


                            Katie Holmes does not regret becoming Suri Cruise's mother at age of 27: 'We kind of grew up together'

Katie Holmes recently revealed that she never regretted the fact that she became a mother at a very young age and shares her daughter, Suri, with her ex-husband, Tom Cruise. 

Speaking to Elle UK for their December cover, about motherhood, the 'Dawson Creek' actress said, “I was happy to become a mom in my 20s. It’s been nice that our ages fit. How do I put this? Every age that my child has been and my age at that time has been a good match. We kind of grew up together," she said, according to People Magazine

The 40-year-old actress welcomed daughter Suri in 2006, when she was 27, the very first year of her marriage to Tom. The couple divorced in 2012. 

The mother-daughter bond has only grown stronger over the years as both of them are frequently seen going on adventures together. Katie took Suri on a Parisian vacation to celebrate her 13th birthday in April while the very next month, the pair was seen dressed up in matching floral dresses as they took a trip to the ballet in New York City.

Actress Katie Holmes (R) and her daughter Suri (L) visit "The Nutcracker" at the New York City Ballet on December 14, 2008 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Apart from motherhood, Katie also revealed during the interview how she almost missed out on bagging her career-defining role of Joey Potter on 'Dawson’s Creek' because she was committed to starring in her high school’s play.

“I was playing Lola [in Damn Yankees]. I even got to wear the feather boa. I thought, there is no way I’m not playing Lola to go audition for some network. I couldn’t let my school down,” she told the publication. “So I told [director] Kevin [Williamson] and The WB, ‘I’m sorry, I just can’t meet with you this week. I’ve got other commitments.’”

Also contrary to many of her contemporaries, Katie revealed that she has never been happier aging gracefully and taking the next step in her career. 

“I directed my first film, 'All We Had,' a couple of years ago and I’ve been working to get my second film ready so I’m excited to continue,” she said. "It’s interesting to be 40, though, because when you’re young, you think, ‘I’m never going to be 40!’ And then the day comes and it’s like, this is okay. I’m still doing everything I’ve always done. I feel happy with where my career is and I’m excited for the projects that I have coming up to come to fruition."

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