Katie Holmes has given her first public statement since she shocked the world by announcing her desire to divorce Tom Cruise after 5 years of marriage. While out with her daughter Suri in NYC this week, Katie responded to inquiries about her well-being. In addition, Katie looked bright and happy on this outing … something we haven’t seen from her in a very long time. Click below to hear from Katie herself how she is doing and see photos of her rocking the biggest and happiest smile you’ve ever seen before.
A smiling Katie Holmes uttered her first public words Wednesday after declaring her independence from estranged hubby Tom Cruise. “I’m all right,” the 33-year-old actress told the Daily News as she pushed a shopping cart carrying the couple’s adorable daughter Suri. “Thank you,” she said graciously. Holmes flashed a grin as she strolled the aisles of a Whole Foods grocery store in Chelsea and picked up the ingredients for a Fourth of July feast: ground beef, hamburger rolls, strawberries and bananas. Holmes also grabbed a new sun hat, which a laughing Suri plopped on her head to mug for her appreciative mom. The twosome was accompanied by a security guard on their Wednesday morning shopping spree. As they left the store, 6-year-old Suri gave her doting mother a big holiday hug.
While I have the sneaking suspicion that this report is exaggerating a bit to amp up the drama (what the Hell is a “holiday hug”?), I do believe Katie when she says she is “alright”. I mean, will you look at that smile on her face? She looks truly happy. No matter what happens to her financially in the divorce, I think Katie Holmes will remain happy with full custody of her daughter and full freedom from her ex-husband. Her smile says it all … she really does seem genuinely alright … at last.