Much has been reported about their bizarre divorce - and how Katie literally fled the country to get herself and daughter Suri away - but the actress has never spoken publicly about life as part of TomKat. Tom confessed he'd bought the high-tech equipment to use throughout his wife's pregnancy and said the couple would donate it to a hospital after she'd given birth, but medical specialists slammed his decision. From Scream to Dawson's Creek: Would you like to view this in our Canadian edition? But that's just the beginning.
Katie wasn't the only one to dazzle the crowd in Armani—her groom and the wedding party all wore the label for the special night. As fans would learn years later, Holmes accessorized with "something old" gifted to her by Shields.
After being publicly criticized by Cruise for taking prescription medication for her postpartum depression, Shields said the actor came to her home to apologize. Soon after, she got a call from Holmes to invite her to their Italian nuptials. Once inside the castle's armory doors, guests were greeted by flag bearers sporting traditional Renaissance attire.
With Cruise's older children, Connor and Isabella , Holmes' maid of honor, sister Nancy Blaylock , and Cruise's best man, Scientology leader David Miscavige , present, the couple took part in Scientology's traditional "double ring" ceremony and sealed it with a kiss. One five-tier wedding cake and fireworks display later, the guests danced the night away with music producer Mark Ronson spinning tunes and Lopez jumping in to perform one of her songs live when it came on.
Of course, the song now seems like a moment of foreboding as, five and a half years after they wrapped the late-night festivities and boarded a jet to the Maldives for their honeymoon, Holmes filed for divorce. The two have not remarried and Holmes continues to live with her daughter. While their high-profile relationship was a subject of controversy and speculation since Cruise first jumped on Oprah Winfrey 's couch, the actress recently revealed she wouldn't do it differently.
I've learned from everything, and everything sort of leads you to the next place. I just keep going. Marriage Struggles, Assault and a Heartbreaking Decision: After Tom's divorce from second wife Nicole Kidman, he began getting more into Scientology - the religious organisation he was introduced to by first wife Mimi Rogers in the late s. And there have been claims that Katie - who fancied Tom as a teenager - wasn't the Mission Impossible star's first pick.
According to the controversial book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison Belief by Lawrence Wright, Tom invited Scientology elders to hold screen tests to find his next wife - a claim which the church's lawyers have denied. But the author claimed a number of eligible Hollywood women were 'auditioned' by the church for the role of Tom's next spouse, including Lindsay Lohan, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba. Norwegian blonde Anette Iren Johansen said in that she'd been among the auditionees and claimed she'd been questioned later by a church elder about her sexual history - including whether she'd ever had threesomes or sex with a woman.
A spokesperson for the Church of Scientology told Mail Online at the time: When TomKat announced they were expecting their first child together in October , doctors criticised Cruise for buying his own at-home ultrasound machine so he could keep an eye on Katie's womb.
Tom confessed he'd bought the high-tech equipment to use throughout his wife's pregnancy and said the couple would donate it to a hospital after she'd given birth, but medical specialists slammed his decision. Some doctors warned that sonograms should only be carried out by certified technicians and only for medical purposes, as potential problems could be missed by untrained observers or the unborn child could be exposed to more sound waves than necessary.
By far and away the strangest rule to come out of Tom and Katie's marriage was Cruise's insistence that his wife stay silent while she was giving birth to baby Suri. According to Scientologists, labouring women should avoid screaming, groaning or even talking lest their words cause trauma to their newborn. Even doctors and other staff attending the birth should refrain from speaking, according to Scientology founder L. According to the terms of their 'quickie' divorce, Katie was reportedly not allowed to mention their marriage or date anyone publicly for five years after her split from Tom.
A source told Radar last year: And this week - not long after the five-year mark had passed since Katie filed for divorce on June 29 - she finally went public with Jamie Foxx. She graduated from the all-female Notre Dame Academy in Toledo also her mother's alma mater , where she was a 4.
John's Jesuit and St. Francis de Sales , nearby all-male high schools, Holmes appeared in school musicals, playing a waitress in Hello, Dolly! Eventually, Holmes was signed to an agent after performing a monologue from To Kill a Mockingbird. In January , Holmes went to Los Angeles for pilot season , when producers cast and shoot new programs in the hopes of securing a spot on a network schedule.
The Toledo Blade reported she was offered the lead in Buffy the Vampire Slayer but she turned it down in order to finish high school. And I was playing Lola. I even got to wear the feather boa. I thought, 'There is no way I'm not playing Lola to go audition for some network.
I couldn't let my school down. We had already sold a lot of tickets. I just can't meet with you this week. I've got other commitments. The producers permitted her to audition on videotape. Holmes read for the part of Joey Potter , the tomboy best friend of the title character Dawson, on a videotape shot in her basement, her mother reading Dawson's lines. The Hollywood Reporter claimed the story of Holmes's audition "has become the stuff of legend" and "no one even thought that it was weird that one of the female leads would audition via Federal Express.
Paul Stupin , executive producer of the show, said his first reaction on seeing her audition tape was "That's Joey Potter! But that's just the beginning. To meet her is to instantly fall under her spell. Jancee Dunn, an editor at Rolling Stone said she was chosen for the cover because "every time you mention Dawson's Creek you tend to get a lot of dolphin-like shrieks from teenage girls.
The fact that she is drop-dead gorgeous didn't hurt either. During her time as a series regular on Dawson's Creek , Holmes first leading role in a film came in 's Disturbing Behavior , a Scream -era Stepford Wives -goes-to-high school thriller, where she was a loner from the wrong side of the tracks. The film was recut from what the director intended. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote her character, Rachel, "dresses in black and likes to strike poses on the beds of pickup trucks and is a bad girl who is in great danger of becoming a very good one.
Holmes, though, said the film was "just horrible. The same year, in Kevin Williamson's Teaching Mrs. Tingle , which he wrote and directed, Holmes played a straight-A student whose vindictive teacher Helen Mirren threatens to keep her from a desperately needed scholarship.
The year saw Holmes feature in two film roles. The film told the story of a creative writing teacher at a university, with Michael Douglas in the leading role. Holmes had a small role six and one-half minutes of screen time as Hannah Green, the talented student who lusts after Professor Grady Tripp Douglas's character, who is her instructor and landlord. Many leading critics at the time took favorable notice to Holmes in the film. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times said she was "just right as the beauty with kind of a crush on the old man.
Holmes did her first nude scene for the film, in a scene where her character was about to be murdered. Her appearance was lamented by Variety' s Steven Kotler. Peepers character and singing "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity. In the film Abandon , written by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan , Holmes plays a delusional, homicidal college student named "Katie". Todd McCarthy of Variety and Roger Ebert commended her performance,  but other critics savaged it. She also appeared as Robert Downey, Jr.
Dawson's Creek ended its run in , and Holmes was the only actor to appear in all episodes. On the other hand it was refreshing to play someone else", she said in Holmes' first starring role post- Dawson's Creek was in 's Pieces of April , a gritty comedy about a dysfunctional family on Thanksgiving.
Many critics and audiences agreed that Holmes had given her best performance in the film as April. Variety said it was "one of her best film performances. Holmes, whose beauty seems to have fogged the minds of her previous directors" in playing "a brat who is slaving to find her inner decency and barely has the equipment for such an achievement, let alone to serve a meal whose salmonella potential could claim an entire borough.
Yet it is her surliness, as well as her intransigent determination to make Thanksgiving work, that keeps the laughs coming. She later played the President's daughter in First Daughter , which was originally to be released in January on the same day as Chasing Liberty , another film about a president's daughter, but was ultimately released in September to dismal reviews and ticket sales.
The Hollywood Reporter critic called her character, Samantha Mackenzie, "a startling example of how a studio film can dumb down and neutralize the comic abilities of a lively young star. In , Holmes characterised her film career as being a string of "bombs. Variety wrote one of the film's "sole relatively weak notes [came] from Holmes, who lacks even a hint of the wiliness of a ruthless reporter" and The New York Times said the cast was "exceptionally fine" except for Holmes, who "strain[ed] credulity" in her role.
Also in , Holmes had agreed to play in Shame on You , a biopic about the country singer Spade Cooley written and directed by Dennis Quaid , as the wife whom Cooley played by Quaid stomps to death. But the picture, set to shoot in New Orleans , Louisiana , was delayed by Hurricane Katrina , and Holmes dropped out due to her pregnancy. After speculation about Holmes reprising her role in The Dark Knight , the sequel to Batman Begins , it was finally confirmed that she would not appear.
Her role was later recast with Maggie Gyllenhaal in her place. Returning to television in , Holmes appeared in an episode of Eli Stone as Grace, a lawyer, and her singing and dancing was praised by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. She opened to mixed reviews. Holmes" is a "sad casualty" of director Simon McBurney's "high concept approach" to the play. He adds that "Ms. Holmes delivers most of her lines with meaningful asperity, italicizing every word.
He wrote, " John Lithgow starts in a sunny, benign fashion, but eventually finds himself screeching alongside Holmes, looking tough under a glossy wig. Her rather grand speech pattern takes getting used to, but she seems comfortable and adds a fitting glint of glamour. In , Holmes starred in the heist comedy Logan Lucky , and in , she will appear in the satirical comedy Dear Dictator , opposite Michael Caine.
In a September Elle interview, Holmes stated that she is in the process of adapting the Kathleen Tessaro novel Rare Objects into a screenplay and will direct the film.
Holmes was annually named by both the British and American editions of FHM magazine as one of the sexiest women in the world from onward. She was named one of People ' s "50 Most Beautiful People" in ; its sibling Teen People declared her one of the "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" that year;   and in , People said she was one of the ten best dressed stars that year. In November , it was confirmed that she would be the new face of the spring campaign for the high-end fashion line Miu Miu.
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