Katie Holmes Explains Her Close Bond With Her Daughter, Suri Cruise, in Rare Interview

In a new interview with Australia's Daily Telegraph, Katie Holmes opened up about her bond with her 13-year-old daughter Suri and what she's learned from her own mom.

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Katie Holmes (opens in new tab) opened up about her family in a rare interview.

Speaking to Stellar Magazine (opens in new tab) for Australia's  (opens in new tab)Daily Telegraph (opens in new tab)the actress discussed her bond with her 13-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise (opens in new tab), and the way motherhood changed her relationship with her own mom, Kathleen Stothers-Holmes. 

"I have a really close relationship with my mum and a close relationship with my daughter," Katie (opens in new tab) told the magazine. "I have taken advice from my mum in raising my daughter. I appreciate the bond that all of us have, and I appreciate more and more my own mother and the challenges she faced now that I’m a mum."

Katie also opened up about her parenting style, including her favorite activities to do with Suri (opens in new tab) and how she approaches parenting in the age of social media.

"I enjoy volunteering with my daughter and hearing her point of view and listening to her suggestions on how we can help," she said of bonding with her teen. Earlier this year, Katie and Suri actually traveled to Greece (opens in new tab) to volunteer at a Syrian refugee camp.

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As for balancing social media and the real world as a parent, Katie explained, "I think for me it’s just limiting the amount of time for myself and for my child. It’s important to get out and live and not always be on your phone."

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