TomKat, a.k.a. Tom Cruise and his most treasured possession wife, Katie Holmes, are featured on two dueling covers of the New York Times Style Magazine.
Kate, as he calls her, has been under the scrutiny of the spotlight alongside her husband ever since she became part of one of the world's most famous couples. Yet, the actress insists that the public perception of her is all wrong.
"There's a misperception about me that I became this wallflower, a woman who doesn't have any control of her life," she says. "And that's pretty wrong. From the beginning, I have made choices in my life that have been very strong."
The mother of Suri Cruise says she blocks out the world and the celebrity gossip buzz surrounding her: "I have too much to do. I can't pay attention to all that noise."
Katie Holmes also gushed about her storybook romance with Tom Cruise.
"When I met Tom I was completely in love and, yes, I admired him growing up - he's Tom Cruise!" she said. "When I met him, he was so warm and I thought, Wow! You can be a superstar and a human being. He made me feel amazing."
Interviewed separately, Cruise said, "I knew I wanted to marry Kate when I met her. After our first date, I was sure. At one point, I thought she was going to ask me to marry her and I changed the subject. I wanted to ask her."
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