Here’s the Truth, Katie Holmes
Prepare yourself Katie... the truth is about to come out...
Your family, friends and fans might have told you how happy they were for you when Tom Cruise swept you off your feet and in to the land of Mordor, or wherever it is that Scientologists believe they'll go to when they find the ring. Or truth. Or whatever. But here's the deal, and trust me on this: Everyone is now breathing a sigh of relief that this contract, er marriage, is in the state of dissolution.
Right now, you're probably experiencing a thousand emotions at once-- elated (I think?) that you're outta there... sad (I assume?) that your daughter will have parents not together under one roof... scared (I'm sure?) that life will not be what you thought it would be.... Whether you’re a regular, non-celeb or you had to have a silent birth (was that true??), divorce SUCKS. It's hard. And again, people will say and ask things they have no business uttering.
Over the next few months, almost everyone you know, even those who hail from Team Tom, might want to share some thoughts "off the record" about how they really felt about you two (then) lovebirds. In my opinion (and experience), it's unfortunate that people feel the need to tell you the truth after the damage has been done-- as if you need to be reminded (not withstanding the creation of your beautiful daughter Suri) that everything was a mistake. You'll be barraged by filter-less comments --and posts like these. "You didn't seem happy." "It felt contrived.” "You looked scared.” "Did you really love him?"
On that note, here's a question: In 2005, when T-Cruise jumped on Oprah's couch (like a lunatic) and shouted his love for you from the rooftops, did you see the red flags waving or did L. Ron Hubbard's crew have them removed from the planet so you wouldn't notice the crazy that you were getting yourself into? Because... well... the other girls, like you, who dreamt of marrying Maverick suddenly found themselves scared and turned off (at least one of us was).
And while we're on the subject, it's hard to turn on the intra-web without seeing a little factoid about the one thing all of Tom's ex-wives (you now included) have in common: They divorced at 33. Is this totally random? Scien-tology-ific? Because in Hollywood that's old? Or what....?
Is There Really Such a Thing as Happily Ever After?
The point is, people will have questions and concerns and in your case, broadcast them to the whole nation. You've showed a lot of grace and poise and I have no doubt you'll continue to do that through the process. I know he's Tom Cruise, quite possibly the most well known celebrity in the world at this time, but frankly, since we're being frank: He just seemed like a dork. An eccentric dork. And well, if we're being really, really honest, he dimmed your light. It's time to shine...