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Katie Holmes is opening up about being a mother to her 7-year-old daughter, Suri, with ex-husband Tom Cruise. She graces the cover of Elle U.K.’s April issue and talked about raising Suri alone in New York City.
Holmes said her first priority in parenting Suri is to make sure she “feels loved” at all times. She also said she got her basic mother skills from her own mother.
"I think the basics are very important: The No. 1 thing is making sure my child feels loved. And good about herself. And that what she does and who she is is special and should be celebrated," she told Elle. "And my mom always said, 'No one loves you like your mother.'"
Holmes also talked about how different the world is today than what Dawson’s Creek depicted in the ‘90s. She played her breakout role of Joey Potter on the show.
"The world has changed so much since then. Social media, and what people are watching," she said. "But I think innocence was one of the draws of the show. It was these kids going through first love and heartbreak and growing up and friendships changing. So I'm glad that the innocence still holds up."
Holmes and Cruise got a divorce in 2012 after five years of marriage and it’s been said that his religion, Scientology, played a big role in that. Moreover, she said of going through tough experiences like that, "I think all of our experiences bring us to a greater understanding of ourselves and help us realize what is most important.”
image courtesy of Elle UK