Katie Holmes, who last week filed for divorce from Tom Cruise after 5 years of marriage, is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Elle magazine. For her coverstory profile, Katie sat down for her interview with Elle weeks before she surprised Cruise with divorce papers. It’s extremely likely that she was already planning the exit from her marriage when she was interviewed by Elle and it seems as if she may have hinted at what was to come in her answers to the mag. Click below and see how stunning Katie looks in this new issue of Elle magazine and read some excerpts from her interview that appear to hint that she was planning to end her marriage to Tom.
When Katie Holmes spoke to Elle for the magazine’s August issue, she was about six weeks away from filing for divorce from Tom Cruise – and may have hinted at her decision to end her five-year marriage. “He has been Tom Cruise for 30 years,” she said, when asked about her husband. “I know who I am and where I am and where I want to go, so I want to focus on that.” And that, according to the actress, did not mean identifying herself as Mrs. Tom Cruise to get ahead. “Things are not handed to anyone,” she told the magazine, on stands July 17. “If anything, you work a little bit harder when you’re in such visible circumstances.” Holmes, who stunned her fans and blindsided Cruise by filing for divorce last week, explains that when she was in her 20s, “It’s like you’re trying too hard to figure everything out.” (Holmes began dating Cruise when she was 26.) Now 33, her attitude has changed. “I definitely feel much more comfortable in my own skin. I feel sexier,” she says. “I’m starting to come into my own. It’s like a new phase.”
These quotes are the only ones that have been released by Elle magazine thus far, clearly they are looking to maximize the impact of Katie‘s coverstory feature in the wake of her split from Tom. Now, in retrospect, you can glean any meaning from quotes like this when you look at how things turn out later so, yes, it may seem like Katie was hinting at her split from Tom but if she hadn’t filed for divorce last week, I doubt anyone would read these comments and say, “Hey, I think Katie Holmes is going to divorce Tom Cruise.” That being said, Katie does sound much more confident in these few quotes. It’s a confidence that she hasn’t shown in the years she’s been married to Tom. I’ll have to read her interview in full to be sure but if I see any hint that she was planning to leave Tom when she gave this interview weeks ago, it’s from her confident tone … not necessarily from her desire for a “new phase” in her life (tho, that phrase alone is very telling). This really feels like a rebirth of Katie Holmes. It’s like she’s been dormant, withering in Tom Cruise‘s shadow for the past half decade … and now, like a flower replenished by sunlight and water, she is growing tall and strong again. I honestly think that Tom Cruise is going to put up a fight and I fear things may get nasty but Katie Holmes, IMHO, did the right thing by getting out of her marriage. I think in the long run, she will end up in a much better place.