We know that Katie Holmes shocked Hollywood with her announcement that she was filing for divorce from her husband of 5 1/2 years, Tom Cruise and we know she wants FULL custody of their daughter Suri.  But there are probably some other things you never knew about the soon-to-be ex Mrs. Cruise.  She wasn’t always just Tom’s wife…

1.  I guess it’s not a case of “I will always love you”

The first concert she ever saw was Whitney Houston.

2.  Might have enjoyed this more than her own wedding now

One of her all time favorite movies is My Best Friend’s Wedding

3.  There are more Holmes women running around

Katie has three older sisters, Tamera, Holly Ann and Nancy Kay.  She also has an older brother Martin Joseph who works as an attorney in Ohio.

4.  Hot topic for a song

Katie is mentioned in the song, “High School Never Ends”, by Bowling for Soup.  A small band from Japan also performed a song about her called, appropriately enough, “Katie.”

5.  Tiny beginnings

Katie was born two months premature…She weighed only four pounds.

6.  Was always looking for bigger and better things

Katie competed in the International Modeling and Talent Association by singing, dancing and reciting a monologue from To Kill A Mockingbird.  She won many awards but didn’t want to model because she didn’t think it was challenging enough.

7.  Her big break

Her first leading role came in 2002 with Abandon.  She played a college student named Katie Burke, who’s haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her boyfriend who vanished two years prior.

8.  Didn’t get to be a real “Friend” 

Katie was supposed to do a 3 episode guest spot on “Friends” but had to pull out because of scheduling conflicts.

9. Loves her jo

Katie Holmes loves a grande soy sugar free vanilla latte in the morning.

10. Friends can come in handy

Katie and Victoria Beckham are good friends.  In fact, she styled Katie for her photo shoot cover of ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ in 2007.

A lot of rumors of course surrounding the breakup of TomKat.  Among them?  Katie’s parents are said be ecstatic that the two have split up. Not only that,  I’m sure there’s SO much we don’t know about Tom Cruise.  Would love to have been a fly on the wall in their house for a day or two while they were still together….


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