Becoming a mom has allowed Katie Holmes to flex muscles she wasn't even aware she had. The star opens up to Glamour in its new issue about love and parenting, her life with Tom Cruise, her career, dealing with celebrity gossip and more.
Check out some Katie Holmes pics and quotes below ...
[on celeb gossip]: "We were changing diapers one time and [Tom] said, 'I don't want you to get upset,' And I said, 'Well, I am upset.' So we approached it together. But I definitely felt like - as a woman, as the mother of Suri - I want to handle this! My mom is very strong, and if anyone ever said anything about any of us, she would be, 'Excuse me?' That's my family!'" | permalink
[on marrying Tom Cruise]: "When Top Gun came out my sisters were like, 'Oh, my God, Top Gun! Tom Cruise!' And I very confidently said, 'I'm going to marry him one day.' It wasn't like, How do I get Tom Cruise? It was just: I think I'm going to marry him. Why not? He'll like me. I'm fun." | permalink
[on her career]: "I want to do it all. Bad girl, good girl, complicated girl. Aren't we all complicated?" | permalink
[on being a mom]: "Becoming a mom has been the most amazing experience - in an instant you become strong. You have to be a little bit wiser; it's the most important job you have in the world." | permalink
[on married life]: "As a woman, you make the transition from being singe to [being] a partner. I have a teammate." | permalink
[on her day to day life]: "We like to be together, so we use the house for our [business] meetings. [We] play Yahtzee, board games, Scrabble. We grill; have pool parties. We play "The Three Little Pigs" and Suri is the Big Bad Wolf. [Tom] reads story books to Suri and we all laugh. When a good song comes on, he'll break into dance. We have the best time. | permalink
Yawn. If you're still awake, click to enlarge more Katie Holmes pictures from the magazine's feature story. She's actually lookin' pretty good ...