The exact courtship process between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise might never fully be revealed, but the glimpses that have been made public tend to baffle the brain. Equally odd have been the many details that have leaked since their high profile split, with Katie taking Suri as far away from the Ol’ Cruiser as she possibly could. Still though, one has to hand it to Tommy “I thought that couch was a bounce house” Cruise for his exceptional taste in women. Katie Holmes is incredibly pretty and by most accounts a sweet and normal person who just happened to have gotten caught up with one of the biggest celebs in the world.
A celeb who also happens to live in a very rigid and somewhat secretive umbrella of a religion that is controversial to say the least. A celeb who had already been married twice, one time to another of the world’s most famous people and who had cited his religion as one of the major stumbling blocks. Tom did get some fringe benefits of his high profile marriage to Katie though, including spending some homey time with naked Ms. Holmes. A fair question to begin our journey today is then:
WHERE CAN I SEE KATIE HOLMES NAKED?
There is only one film where Katie Holmes showed her boobs, but it is pretty legendary amongst her fans. In 2000’s “The Gift,” she does flash the camera and reveal a rather spectacular rack. The film was made by an a-list director (Sam Raimi) and had a great cast (Cate Blanchett, Hilary Swank, Keanu Reeves, Greg Kinnear) but was a critical and commercial flop. The nude scene though did garner a lot of press, and as this NSFW clip shows you, it is easy to see why.
The official trailer can be seen here, and while shying away from any nudity, it does do a nice job of setting the tone:
Prior to “The Gift,” Katie had shared several on-screen kisses in various states of undress. 1999’s “Teaching Mrs. Tingle” offered her making out with her co-star while wearing a wet bra, but of course, couldn’t match “The Gift” for nudity. It did though earn her a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss.
Whether or not Katie will be doing any more nude scenes in the future is anyone’s guess, but some recently leaked footage of her making out with actor Luke Kirby while wearing only a bra on the set of the upcoming “Mania Days” might be a positive sign.
HOW DID KATIE HOLMES GET FAMOUS IN THE FIRST PLACE, WITH OR WITHOUT CLOTHES ON?
Katie first found national fame for her role as Joey Potter in the WB’s influential series “Dawson’s Creek,” and appeared in all 128 episodes of the show. It seems like a lifetime ago since the show launched in 1998, with her going from young starlet to the wife of one of the most famous men in the world. Perhaps she is still longing for that seemingly more innocent time, as to this day, there are rumors about a reunion for the show.
SERIOUSLY, WTF WAS GOING ON WITH TOM CRUISE AND KATIE HOLMES?
The gorgeous couple started out promisingly. In a 2005 interview with W Magazine, Katie was lavish with praise. “I’ve found the man of my dreams. From the moment I met him, it just felt like I’d known him forever. I was blown away. He’s the most incredible man. He’s so generous and kind, and he helps so many people, and, um, he makes me laugh like I’ve never laughed, and he’s a great friend.…”
She continued by saying “Tom and I will always be in our honeymoon phase....
"Meeting Tom—I’m just exhilarated. He makes me laugh, we have fun, we understand each other, everything is so aligned. I feel so lucky and so—like I’ve been given such a gift, such a gift, you know? And it’s just really amazing.”
Katie was raised Catholic, so Scientology and her eventual conversion to it were also in play. She at first resisted, but said Cruise hadn’t pressured her into it. When asked early on whether he had pressured her, she said “That’s really ludicrous because, I mean, you have to know Tom. He is the most loving, generous man who… first of all, he wants to help people. He doesn’t put pressure on people. He is the kindest, smartest, most adoring man. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be with him.”
Not surprisingly, the power couple didn’t make it to the finish line. By most accounts, his involvement with Scientology and demand for control where impediments from the start. When it all went south, the battle got very ugly, with claims that he had abandoned Suri. Cruise got involved in a lawsuit against Bauer Publishing (In Touch and Life & Style) for alleging that he had abandoned his daughter. While most of the behind the scenes battle can’t be told, public records offer his deposition in the suit.
He was asked if Katie filed for divorce “to protect Suri from Scientology.” "Did she say that? That was one of the assertions, yes," Cruise admitted. He went on to discuss some of the other allegations that had been written: "'He chose Scientology over Suri for good.' 'Has he chosen Scientology over Suri for good?' 'Abandoned by Daddy.' I mean come on, that is absolutely disgusting. I tolerate a tremendous amount and I'm very privileged to be able to have the life that I have, and I believe that. But there is a line that I draw for myself and -- and that's it. And I asked for an apology. I asked for a retraction. They denied it."
Tom’s lawsuit for fifty million dollars against Bauer was eventually settled for an undisclosed amount. As to the divorce, Katie does have full custody and Suri is not being raised as a Scientologist.
WHO ELSE HAS SEEN KATIE HOLMES NUDE?
Prior to Tom, she dated her “Dawson’s Creek” co-star Joshua Jackson. She said in a 1998 interview for Rolling Stone of Jackson "I'm just going to say that I met somebody last year, I fell in love, I had my first love, and it was something so incredible and indescribable.”
After Jackson, she dated actor Chris Klein for five years. They began dating in 2000, and became engaged in 2003. He told People Magazine “We found comfort in one another… We had a similar upbringing and we were going through the same experience (in Hollywood). As the teenage craze came to an end, we found that our relationship was changing as well. From my side there was a lot of denial and fear about the future. It ended as amicably as these things can end.”
Since ending her relationship with Cruise, Katie has been linked with several men, but nothing officially confirmed. A recent rumor involved Jason Segel, who she worked with when she guest starred on “How I Met Your Mother.” On it, she played a character named Naomi but was better known as “The Slutty Pumpkin.”
There have also been rumors that she was together with Jamie Foxx, who had been Cruise’s co-star in “Collateral.” Once again, all sides denied the story, but they had been spotted together several times.
That she may be reluctant to once again have the public know who she is dating makes a great deal of sense after the circus of her first marriage. She told Women’s Wear Daily in 2012 'I have a lot of feelings about the press. There are a lot of people with much bigger problems and who are less fortunate. I try to keep it all in perspective.” She continued by saying that she goes forward without “being afraid to fail. Who cares? At least you tried. It’s usually the people who haven’t tried who are the naysayers.”