Katie Holmes has a lot to be thankful for this year. From the public’s perspective, she escaped the gilded cage Tom Cruise imprisoned her in during their marriage. Alas, all good things in life come with their price and freedom isn’t exactly free and without strings for Katie.
Katie is spending her first post divorce Thanksgiving without her 6 year old daughter, Suri. The junior fashionista is eating Turkey with her father, Tom. Katie was photographed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport without her mini me. It would’ve been nice if Suri had been able to spend the holiday with her parents, but the wounds of their divorce are still probably raw for both Tom and Katie.
There’s also the possibility that Katie is still regarded as public enemy #1 within Scientology. She pulled off a mission impossible when she left the movie star and got labeled a suppressive person. According to the tenets of L. Ron Hubbard’s religion, suppressive people are never spoken to again once they defect. Nicole Kidman’s name was removed from the scrolls when she divorced Tom and Katie added insult to injury by besting him in the PR wars. Tom survived box office flops, jumping on couches, ridiculing Brooke Shields for her depression and calling Matt Lauer glib but the wrath of Katie Holmes scorned put a dent in his popularity. Not even endless ‘PEOPLE’ love stories to Tom masquerading as cover pieces have stopped the bleeding.
Luckily for Tom, he’s still #1 with his youngest child and whatever his faults, he appears to be a very devoted father – at least once every few months… Tom and Katie may not yet be able to go the Bruce and Demi route of celebrating holidays together but at least Suri isn’t being denied quality time with either parent. Suri may be a little girl with the wealth of a small nation, but sometimes the simplest things are priceless. Her little life isn’t perfect but at least for the holidays, it’s not a rerun of dramatic Hollywood script where turkey is flying and heads are being dunked in the cranberry juice. That sounds like fun but after all the changes Suri has been through this year, normal isn’t so bad.
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