What Katie Holmes’ Life Has Really Been Like Since Leaving Her Older Man, Tom Cruise

Katie Holmes And Sugar Daddy Tom Cruise Tom Cruise took Hol­ly­wood by sur­prise when he announced that he was dat­ing a much younger woman, actress Katie Holmes, in 2005, fol­lowed by their mar­riage a year later. Almost imme­di­ately after they went pub­lic with their rela­tion­ship, peo­ple began spec­u­lat­ing that he had enlisted the help of the Church of Sci­en­tol­ogy to help him find the right woman by hold­ing “auditions”—Holmes even began to slowly con­vert after they got together.

That’s why it was an even big­ger shock when she unex­pect­edly filed for divorce in 2011, report­edly out of fear that Sci­en­tol­ogy would ruin their daughter’s life. Since the widely pub­li­cized split, Holmes has kept a pretty low pro­file. And although she seems to be doing okay, sep­a­rat­ing from her older man hasn’t been easy on the young actress. “She had the courage to leave and take con­trol of her life,” a pro­ducer close to Holmes told Peo­ple mag­a­zine. “Things have been tough for her, but she’s happy. She’s mov­ing on.”

Although there have been romance rumors, Holmes has made it pretty clear that she’s not ready to date any­one else just yet because she wants to focus on rais­ing her daugh­ter and reviv­ing her dwin­dling act­ing career.

Despite the rough times for Holmes, she seems to have made a smart deci­sion to leave because Cruise is still get­ting heat for fol­low­ing the Sci­en­tol­ogy faith. It was recently revealed that before Holmes, Cruise tried to con­vert his ex-girlfriend, actress Pene­lope Cruz, to the reli­gion. They ended their rela­tion­ship after three years and Sci­en­tol­ogy was believed to be one of the biggest rea­sons for their break-up.

What do you think: Should Katie Holmes have stayed with Tom Cruise or did she make the right deci­sion to leave him?


“Inside Katie Holmes’ Sin­gle Life: Strug­gling With Suri, Not Ready for Romance & Frus­trated With Lack Of Work,” Radar Online web site; http://goo.gl/cBaL9, last accessed June 20, 2013.

  • Mau­reen

    If she was unhappy or con­cerned about her child’s future, she absolutely made the right choice. I’m happy that she has moved away from LA, enrolled Suri in a nor­mal school and is didn’t ask for spousal sup­port. She’s a strong, smart woman and a ded­i­cated mother. While I doubt that Suri Cruise will ever really have a nor­mal child­hood, at least there will be nor­mal aspects to it.

  • Elle­blue Jones

    I think Tom has issues! He belongs to a dan­ger­ous cult and Katie was lucky to get out with her life and child.

  • rumorct­inCT

    2 thumbs up to Katie! Tom is .……creepy, weird.