Katie Holmes is finding it hard not to give daughter Suri everything she wants.
The former Dawson's Creek actress - who was given primary custody of the six-year-old tot as part of her divorce settlement from ex-husband Tom Cruise - knows it's important Suri is not spoiled but has told friends it's not easy telling her no because Tom is happy to indulge in his daughter's every whim.
"She said the divorce has been hard on Suri and she's acting out. Katie says no to some things, but gives a little leeway. She knows Tom is going to spoil her," one friend said.
While Katie wants Suri to stay grounded, it was recently revealed Tom had set up a "sizeable trust fund" for the little girl. The Top Gun actor - who is giving his former spouse $400,000 per year in child support until Suri turns 18 - has created the additional payment plan for the youngster upon Katie's request, although the youngster will be unable to fully legally claim the money until she's in her 30s.
Cash-strapped Katie Holmes is considering charging for personal appearances.
The 33-year-old actress - who chose not to take a huge payout following the breakdown of her marriage to Tom Cruise - has been looking in to ways to make money since the split with paid for appearances just one option.
"People are putting the word out she's willing to do paid appearances and just seeing what opportunities come to her. Katie never did this before her split with Tom. Brands (want) Katie to wear their clothing for money, and then she'll get photographed in it," a source told The New York Daily News.
Katie will receive $400,000 per year in child support until hers and Tom's six-year-old daughter Suri turns 18 and the actor has also set up a "sizeable trust fund" for the youngster, which Katie won't be able to access. "Katie wanted the trust fund put in place for Suri so that their daughter will be able to tap into after she turns 18 years old. Katie has absolutely no access to the money and didn't want to. She just wanted to ensure that Suri would have financial security as she becomes an adult. It's a sizable trust fund, but Suri won't be able to fully legally claim it until she is in her 30s," a source said.
Katie Holmes tries to keep her life in "perspective."
The former Dawson's Creek actress - whose divorce from ex-husband Tom Cruise was finalized last month - admits being in the public eye can be tough but knows she's a lot better off than some people.
Katie - who was given primary custody of the couple's six-year-old daughter, Suri, while Tom was awarded extensive visitation rights - said, "I have a lot of feelings about the press. But there are a lot of people with much bigger problems and who are less fortunate. I try to keep it all in perspective."
Katie also says she tries her best to keep Suri grounded, despite the youngster being born to incredibly wealthy and successful parents: "I spray-paint shoe racks, because, why not? I think, 'Oh, I'm a great mom' - and then it doesn't really pan out the way I think it's going to. But the intention's there. I've always painted and done crafts at home - I have to stay creative in every aspect [of my life]. My sister teaches art, and she gives me a lot of ideas."
Suri Cruise is "adjusting well" following her parents' split.
The six-year-old daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes is now living in New York with her mother following the actress filing for divorce last month, and insiders say the couple are keeping their problems away from the little girl in order to make the separation as easy as possible for her. "Both Katie and Tom have really gone out of their way to make sure the transition between both households is as easy and normal as possible for Suri. Tom and Katie aren't fighting with each other because they haven't seen each other and so Suri has been protected from any uncomfortable situations. And both have agreed to not say anything derogatory about the other," a source said.
Insiders believe that Suri is adjusting so well as she was used to Tom being away for long periods of time with his work before he and Katie split. "Suri is used to her dad being away filming and not spending every single day with him. She loves the daddy/daughter time they get together and loves the trips so this isn't a new thing for her. She always spent time with him either on set or at home and even on vacation so she's really adjusted well," the source added.
Katie Holmes is a "new woman" since splitting from Tom Cruise.
The former Dawson's Creek actress filed for divorce from her husband of five years in June, and insiders say she is happier than ever as she is no longer under his control or has to follow the rules of his religion Scientology.
"She now gets to see her family more, feels free to concentrate on her career and is no longer living in fear of Scientology. Katie is a new woman, she feels refreshed, free of Tom and doesn't have a worry in the world," a source close to Katie said.
Katie is also embracing single life as it means she can put herself first and not worry about upsetting Tom. "When before she used to fret if she was ever single, now she's happy to be alone. Katie's enjoying her independence and is working on herself right now. Tom also influenced what movies she appeared in, so she was unable to steer her career in the way she wanted to. Now, she has full control over what she wants to do and that freedom is exciting for her," the insider added.
Tom Cruise's ex-wife Mimi Rogers wishes "the best" for him and Katie Holmes.
The 56-year-old actress - who was married to Mission: Impossible star Tom from 1987 to 1990 - has expressed her sincere feelings of sympathy towards her ex-husband and his third wife Katie over their recent split.
"I wish them both the best. There's not much else to say. I really do, though. I wish them the best," she told Us Weekly.
Speaking at the New York premiere of bittersweet romantic comedy Hope Springs on Monday night, she reflected on what makes a marriage work and the importance of friendship: "I think marriage is hard work no matter what. I think it's about first and foremost being great friends."
Hollywood couple Katie and Tom - who have six-year-old Suri together - split in June after five years together when the former Dawson's Creek star filed for divorce. Katie has since been granted sole custody of their daughter.
Tom Cruise is set to buy a new home in New York City so he can spend more time with daughter Suri.
The Rock of Ages actor is said to be looking into purchasing a new property in the city after estranged wife Katie Holmes relocated to "The Big Apple" following her decision to divorce Tom and was then given primary custody of the six-year-old girl in their divorce settlement.
Katie, 33, intends to live permanently in New York with Suri, so Tom wants a base their so he can see his child whenever he wants. "Tom's looking for a new home here. He wants a fresh start. He doesn't want to go back to the East Village apartment where he was living with Katie. He's looking for something that's very private where he won't have to deal with going through a lobby, and people outside all the time," a source told The New York Post.
Jason Lee's ex-wife says Scientology ruined their marriage.
Carmen Llywelyn, who was married to the former My Name Is Earl star for six years says the church's meddling in every aspect of their relationship, including their sex lives, helped to end their union in 2001:
"Scientology broke my heart, almost more than Jason did. When you get married and you have that dynamic of family and children there is that entity, that other extra part, that is involved in so much of the intimate details that at this point in my life I couldn't imagine being a mature woman so mature that I had children and actually allow it, literally, into my bedroom. The church goes into your bedroom. When you're in session and you're going through the auditing process, if a question comes up or a thought comes up that has to do with your husband or an intimate sexual detail, you are required to say it. I don't want to get too gross, but [it would] have to do with sexual positions."
Tom Cruise will pay "more than $10 million" in child support to Katie Holmes.
The former couple - who announced they were to divorce after five years of marriage last month - have reached an undisclosed agreement to end their marriage, but insiders insist reports the actress is to receive a $50 million lump sum are "ridiculous."
However, the sources tell TMZ.com that Tom, 50, is paying "a lot of money" in child support for their six-year-old daughter Suri, with payments for the next 12 years amounting to "more than $10 million."
Katie, 33, has sole custody of Suri, but the Rock of Ages actor will have substantial visitation rights.
Speaking about their split, Scientologist Tom and Katie - who registered at a Catholic church in New York this week - released a statement saying, "We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri's best interests. We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other's commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other's roles as parents."
Katie Holmes signed a confidentiality agreement as part of her divorce settlement with Tom Cruise.
The former couple - who split last month after five years of marriage - agreed conditions to end their union on Monday, with the terms said to include the actress agreeing not to speak about her estranged spouse's personal life or his religion, Scientology.
"Confidentiality was the key. If Katie hadn't signed up to remain silent it could have become a very messy legal battle," a source said.
Representatives with both stars have insisted the details of their settlement will be kept under wraps, though it is believed Katie will get primary custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri, with Tom allowed visitation rights. The welfare of the little girl was key to the pair resolving their split amicably and privately following initial speculation there would be a public court battle.
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