Katie Holmes' biggest role will always be mother.
In an interview for Town & Country's April issue, the actress said the most important job in her life at the moment was raising her daughter Suri Cruise.
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And unlike most celeb children who grow up in the chaos of Hollywood, the Dawson's Creek alum is making sure to give her 10-year-old girl a normal childhood! She explained:
"My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now. It's very important that I'm present and she has a stable, innocent childhood."
Glad to hear she has her priorities in order! Other celeb kids aren't as lucky!
The 38-year-old knows that stability is the key to raising a child into a successful adult, adding:
"I feel so blessed to do what I do, but there's nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed."
And like any mother, Katie notes that her and Tom Cruise's daughter is growing up fast — but realizes a child's growing independence is a good thing.
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"Every day, kids get a little further away from you. That's a positive thing. They should be becoming more independent, but it's heartbreaking. You want them to stay with you forever, but they're these amazing beings, and you have to do everything you can to give them what they need — and then they're going to go. And that's going to be very, very sad for me."
As for how she protects Suri from persisting media attention, Katie simply pretends the tabloids don't exist! She explained:
"To experience something publicly and privately is a lot for a person to go through. In today's world a lot of celebrities probably shield their children from the tabloids; in my household we know what they print isn't true, so we don't pay attention. There are more important things. But it's very relatable to me; if people know who you are, they might write about you, and you can't control that."
Well, Miz Holmes certainly has years of practice ignoring the headlines — so we're glad to hear she's passing down the same wisdom to her daughter!
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