Katie Holmes: “My Child Is The Most Important Person To Me”

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Single mom Katie Holmes covers the April issue of Town & Country and opens up about family life with 10-year-old daughter Suri.

On work vs. motherhood: “This business is so unstable, and you never really know where you’re going to be … My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now. It’s very important that I’m present and she has a stable, innocent childhood. I feel so blessed to do what I do, but there’s nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed. For now I like acting and directing. Eventually I’ll just direct.” 

On Suri growing up: “Every day, kids get a little further away from you. That’s a positive thing. They should be becoming more independent, but it’s heartbreaking. You want them to stay with you forever, but they’re these amazing beings, and you have to do everything you can to give them what they need — and then they’re going to go. And that’s going to be very, very sad for me.”

On living in the spotlight: “To experience something publicly and privately is a lot for a person to go through. In today’s world a lot of celebrities probably shield their children from the tabloids; in my household we know what they print isn’t true, so we don’t pay attention. There are more important things. But it’s very relatable to me; if people know who you are, they might write about you, and you can’t control that.”

For more from Katie, go to Town & Country

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