Katie Holmes’s family rally round her following Tom Cruise split

Girls' day out: Katie Holmes holds daughter Suri's hand, while her mum Kathleen Holmes walks behind
Girls' day out: Katie Holmes holds daughter Suri's hand, while her mum Kathleen Holmes walks behind©Buzz Foto/Rex Features

Katie Holmes might have her marital problems splashed all over every magazine, paper and website, but it was business as usual for the Hollywood star yesterday, as she tried to move on with her normal life.

The Batman Begins star was snapped enjoying a day trip with her six-year-old daughter with Tom Cruise, Suri, as the cute twosome laughed and joked as they took a trip to the Chelsea Piers in New York.

They were joined by Katie’s mum and Suri’s grandmother Kathleen, who is said to have been a pillar of support to the star during this difficult time.

Kathleen and Martin, Katie’s dad, are thought to have been hugely supportive to the 33-year-old, who filed for divorce last week, citing “irreconcilable differences”.

Martin is a lawyer and has reportedly been advising Katie exactly how to go about ending the marriage in an appropriate way.

Katie’s made a real effort ever since the divorce announcement to send out a clear message: life goes on.

She’s been snapped taking Suri to an art class, enjoying a trip to the ice cream parlour with the cute six-year-old, and making her way to a TV studio to shoot scenes for her upcoming appearance on Project Runway - and it looks like she has no intention of slowing down.

Yesterday it was announced that Katie and Tom had reached a divorce settlement. Although Katie’s attorney Jonathan Wolfe made it quite clear that the exact terms would be kept private, Katie is believed to have been granted primary custody of Suri, while Tom will get “generous” visitation rights.

The Top Gun actor is also believed to be holding on to the vast majority of his reported £230 million fortune, in accordance with the pre-nuptial agreement they signed before marrying in a romantic ceremony in Italy in 2006.

And it seems a huge weight has been lifted off Katie’s shoulder following the agreement. Looking relaxed and happy in a pretty blue sundress, the Hollywood star strolled carefree with her daughter and mother in two, as the three generations enjoyed a good girlie day out.


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