The Girl Next Door
Katie Holmes Takes Suri Out for Ice Cream in New York City
By Aaron Parsley
There's something about ice cream on a hot summer night that makes life a little sweeter.
That certainly seems to be the case for mother-daughter duo Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise, who stepped out together Tuesday night for a tasty treat at Sundaes and Cones in New York's East Village neighborhood.
"Katie looked happy and was friendly to the customers and staff while Suri sat on her mom's lap," says an eyewitness at the ice cream shop.
The pair smiled at each other and licked their way through a nighttime snack, despite the recent shakeup in their lives: After secretly planning to end her marriage, Holmes filed for divorce from Suri's father, Tom Cruise, last week.
The next day, Holmes and Suri were out and about again, stopping by Whole Foods for what looked like July Fourth barbecue supplies, including hamburger meat, buns, strawberries and bananas.
"I'm alright," Holmes told a reporter, according to New York's Daily News, while pushing Suri in a shopping car. "Thank you."
Holmes, 33, and Suri, 6, moved into a new, 3-bedroom apartment close to a gymnastics studio where Suri takes classes in New York City.
Cruise, who turned 50 on Tuesday, was supposed to spend his birthday with them in the Big Apple but traveled instead to Los Angeles and spent it with his teenage kids, Connor, 17, and Bella, 19.