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Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes want more kids, not pregnant

The Daily Telegrapph - Australia

Tom Cruise says he definitely wants more kids, but has denied his wife Katie Holmes is pregnant.

The couple has a two-year-old daughter Suri, and are the primary carers for Cruise's two adopted teenage children, Connor and Bella, from his marriage to Nicole Kidman.

"We've already heard she's pregnant but it's not true, but yes, we will have more children," Cruise told the Australian magazine Grazia.

He said he felt like "a very helpful husband" this time around.

"When Bella was a baby I used to watch every breath she took. I kept her awake more than she kept me awake," he said.

"My mother had to come in and even teach me how to bathe her. I was more relaxed with Connor, so now I know the drill with crying, gas, diapers or hunger."

He also spoke of the challenges of protecting children from the relentless attention of the paparazzi.

"I have to say some of those paparazzi shots of my daughter are incredible," Cruise said.

"As a parent you protect your children, but Suri is a very open and warm child and she'll just wave to people on the street. She's such a happy, fun girl.

"It's certainly different these days with the media, but people have been very good to us."

Cruise also told how he and Holmes had coped with the negative publicity generated by his infamous couch jumping on the Oprah Winfrey show, when he professed his love for her.

"It did get extreme with us but Kate is a very sure and confident woman and she got through it," he said.

"It wasn't pleasant. But I also thought I could have handled a couple of moments better, and in the end it brought our family closer together."

Cruise was speaking in Beverly Hills where he was promoting his new World War II movie "Valkyrie."