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Holmes dishes on Cruise, motherhood and her career

USA Today
By Alison Maxwell

Katie Holmes "definitely" wants to have more children with husband Tom Cruise and says she fell in love with the actor "from the moment that I shook his hand for the first time."

The actress, who married Cruise in a fairytale wedding in November, dishes about the actor, her daughter Suri and her career in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar (on sale Feb. 20).

"I have a husband and children that I adore. I have a career that I really love. When I sit back and reflect, it's-wow! I am very grateful," she tells the magazine. "Tom makes me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world and has since the day I met him. I love being with him. I love calling him husband."


On her first date with Cruise: "Here in Los Angeles, my first motorcycle ride…to the beach. It was amazing and fast. I was in love from the moment that I shook his hand for the first time."

On motherhood: "I felt so proud to be having a baby and so excited. And I felt closer to other women-to my sisters, to my mom. I felt empowered, like 'I've given birth. I did it! There's nothing I can't handle."

"I've really enjoyed this time that I have taken to be with Suri as well as the challenges of the first couple of months: feeding and pumping, learning to decipher what each cry means-is she hungry? Is she tired? Does she need a fresh diaper? And figuring out how to really help her."

On her career: "I have a whole new set of responsibilities. My work is very important to me. My family is very important to me. When I go to work, it will be the right thing, worth my time and worth my time away from my family."