Just weeks before dropping the divorce doom-boom, Katie Holmes sat down and did an interview for Elle magazine.
Due to hit newsstands July 17, Katie answered her questions very cleverly, most likely knowing the mag wouldn't debut until after her bombshell.
Focusing on a "new phase" in her life, Katie made sure any question about Tom Cruise was converted to one about her.
"…didn’t speak about Tom in a lovey-dovey way at all. She deflected the Tom questions and brought them around to herself."
Smart gurl! Very smart!
Inside the interview, Katie explains her "new phase" like this:
"I definitely feel much more comfortable in my own skin. I feel sexier. I think in my 20s, it’s like you're trying too hard to figure everything out. I'm starting to come into my own. It's like a new phase.
He has been Tom Cruise for 30 years. I know who I am and where I am and where I want to go, so I want to focus on that. Things are not handed to anyone. If anything, you work a little bit harder when you’re in such visible circumstances."
Well! She definitely werked that interview!
She's right… things aren't handed to anyone. But we're gonna give her something here — a lot of credit!
She had all of this down PAT before she broke the news! What an inspiration! Ha!
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