The 34-year-old actress, who split from the biggest movie star on the planet,Â opens up to Allure about her tough year,Â admitting that she hopes 2013 will be “peaceful” after the drama that unfolded in 2012.
“I hope this is a peaceful year for a lot of people in the world. When you look back on the last year, there were a lot of tragediesâHurricane Sandy, the Connecticut shooting. I…I just hope it’s a good year for everyone.”
When asked whether she is included, Holmes smiles, then is quiet for a few beats. “A lot of people have gone through a lot of stuff.”
For now, she is thinking of becoming an attorney, admitting thatÂ she is interested in studying law. “Well, my brother and father are attorneys, and – we’ll see,” Holmes explains. “I like the practical thinking of attorneys.”
Last year the actress launched her own fashion line, Holmes & Yang. “Growing up, I was really into the supermodels,” she explains. “I would listen to RuPaul’s ‘You Better Work.'”
She went on, speaking of her daughter’s taste: “She’s got a great eye, she really does,” Holmes says, with a hint of pride.
Apart from launching her fashion line, Holmes is now the face and co-owner of Alterna Haircare and also the face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics. “I’ve been a fan of her makeup for so many years, because I just feel comfortable putting it on,” Holmes says of the latter. “And I don’t feel like I can screw it up.”
As for what she felt about her Broadway play “Dead Accounts” closing seven weeks early in January, Holmes reveals that she was just grateful for the experience.
“I was open to â well, to whoever wanted me,” she explains of accepting the role. “But it was always my goal to make it back to the stage.”
Less than a year after her divorce with Tom Cruise was finished, the actress and mother to daughter Suri revealed that she isnât ruling out the possibility of expanding her family one day.
âIâm open to it,âÂ the “Dawson’s Creek” starÂ saidÂ in a revealingÂ Allure interview. Holmes and Tom Cruise sensationally revealed they are divorcing after five years of marriage in June,Â citing âirreconcilable differencesâ.
This will be the third divorce for Cruise. He was married to Mimi Rogers, the actress, from 1987-1990 and to Nicole Kidman from 1990-2001, with whom he adopted two children.
His relationship with Holmes, then an up-and-coming actress best known for her role in teen drama Dawsonâs Creek, began in April 2005.
Two months later, Cruise used a press conference in Paris to announce that he had proposed under the Eiffel Tower, according toÂ the Daily Mail.
The actor famously jumped up and down on Oprah Winfreyâs couch to demonstrate his love for Holmes. At the time, there were rumours â strenuously denied by the couple â that Cruise had âauditionedâ a number of actresses to become his date.
The wedding took place in November 2006, a lavish affair in an Italian castle with guests including the Beckhams and Giorgio Armani. The official photograph showed the couple to be matched in height, despite Miss Holmes standing several inches taller than her husband in real life.
Cruise is a Scientologist and in the run-up to the wedding a âFree Katieâ campaign was started by opponents of the religion urging her not to marry him, with slogans including âRun, Katie, Run!â