Katie Holmes leaving the 9th Annual Style Awards in New York (9/5)

Who knew escaping from a cult could ever be so liberating? Welcome back to normal life,  Katie Holmes. From the Chicago Sun Times:
Those close to Katie Holmes are saying the actress seems happier than she has in years.

"You get the sense that Katie has exited some kind of weird psychological 'exile,' " said a longtime associate of Tom Cruise's ex-wife. Holmes reportedly has re-connected with many friends who she "basically had not seen in ages," added the source.

While Holmes is not "even thinking about dating," said the source, "and is only focusing on [daughter] Suri, her acting career and business interests," she also is said to be enjoying making a whole new group of acquaintances. Those include folks in the fashion world she's come to know thanks to her Holmes & Yang clothing line and a number of major players in New York's publishing and theater circles.
It must be a real breath of fresh air to finally be out from under the tiny thumb of the placenta-eater, but what happens with the spawn of our lord, lil' Suri? With Katie finally getting out from under the wacky Scientology fog, who's supposed to teach the kid how to jump on a couch like a raving lunatic? Sure, Suri will get a dose of crazy two weekends a month and on alternating holidays, but she really will need her father if she expects to have a complete psychotic breakdown by her 16th birthday, or as L. Ron Hubbard calls it, a Thetan Bat Mitzvah. Sorry, too Jewish?

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