It’s hard to believe that Katie Holmes is the mother of a 15-year-old daughter. Yes, Suri Cruise, the child of two famous parents, Holmes and Tom Cruise, is now a full-blown teenager. Suri has mostly stayed out of the public eye, so it’s surprising to see photos from her childhood on social media. But Holmes is celebrating her daughter’s 15th birthday by sharing some never-before-seen photos.
“Happy 15th Birthday Sweetheart! I love you!!!!!!!! ❤️💕😘 I can’t believe you are already 15!” Holmes captioned the photos. Her followers were quick to share their happy birthday messages. “Happy happy 15th!! Can’t believe she is 15 now. All my love to you both ❤️❤️❤️,” Bailee Madison wrote. Viola Davis added a simple, “Happy birthday ❤️.”
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise welcomed Suri in 2006, six months before they tied the knot. The couple divorced six years later, and Holmes was awarded custody of their daughter. Since the split, Holmes has rarely spoken about Suri in interviews but occasionally gives a peek into their life together.
“I love her so much. My biggest goal has always been to nurture her into her individuality,” Holmes said in an interview with InStyle. “To make sure she is 100% herself and strong, confident, and able. And to know it. She came out very strong—she’s always been a strong personality…. I have to say, I did recently see some fan site [about her] posted when she was a baby, and it was very intense. We were followed a lot when she was little. I just wanted her outside, so I would walk her around to find parks at, like, six in the morning when nobody would see us. But there’s one video where I’m holding her—she was two at the time—and she starts waving at the cameras. She’s pretty special.”
Last year she explained what she’s learned about motherhood due to the pandemic. “I like to keep her out of my interviews, but I will say that this time of quarantine has been such a lesson,” Holmes said during an interview with The Daily Telegraph. “Just really looking at everything you have and celebrating the simplicity of making dinner and [spending] that time together.”