Despite a pending divorce with Tom Cruise, one that is alleged to get quite nasty due to custody rights over daughter Suri, Katie Holmes seems quite happy, laughing over ice cream in New York City with her daughter.
The actress dropped by a NYC ice cream parlor to grab a scoop with little Suri and seemed to be in good spirits despite a tumultuous week of media scrutiny regarding her divorce from actor Tom Cruise. Notes TMZ, it’s the first time we’ve seen Katie Holmes smile since divorce papers were filed in New York, and indeed, probably the first time we’ve seen a good smile from the Dawson’s Creek siren in what… years?
“Katie looked happy and was friendly to the customers and staff while Suri sat on her mom’s lap,” says an eyewitness at the ice cream shop.
The mother/daughter duo, seen for the first time together since the divorce was announced, shared some “ice cream and sweet moments,” according to the Huffington Post, coincidentally stopping by the ice cream parlor on the very day that Holmes’ soon-to-be ex-husband turned 50. They seemed to ignore droves of curious fans studying their every move, and were joined by a few friends and four imposing bodyguards.
The very next day, Holmes and Suri hit the town again, stopping by Whole Foods to pick up what looked like July 4th barbecue supplies, including hamburger meat, buns, strawberries and bananas, reports People.
“I’m alright,” Holmes told a reporter while pushing Suri around in a shopping cart. “Thank you.”
Tom Cruise intended to spend his birthday with Katie Holmes and daughter Suri, but flew to Los Angeles to spend it with his teenagers Connor and Bella instead.
Do you think that Katie Holmes is truly happy?