After the triumph of her divorce, the reality of single life is shaking the actress to her core.
Just six weeks ago, Katie Holmes was riding high from successfully pulling off the most brazen divorce filing in Hollywood history. But now the buzz is wearing off, and the realisation that she’s a single mum who’s made an enemy of one of the most powerful, mysterious and charismatic men in showbusiness — and Scientology — is slowly sinking in.
"Katie foresaw a golden future for her and Suri, free of Tom and Scientology," a close friend tells UK Grazia. But those high spirits have quickly vanished, leaving Katie suffering a crisis of confidence — and wondering whether she'll ever find love again.
Despite Katie being approached by plenty of men for dates, a close friend tells Woman's Day exclusively, "She's nervous of attracting guys for all the wrong reasons. She’s afraid guys will take advantage of her celebrity status, and she's worried some men will spend all their time asking her about Tom. And, naturally, she’s scared of being trapped in another controlling situation."
"Katie won't have anticipated that she would suffer from a complete lack of self-confidence, and what it would actually feel like not being Mrs Tom Cruise," adds an insider. "It's like she’s struggling to maintain her identity while balancing work and keeping Suri grounded." Now 33-year-old Katie has reportedly enlisted a confidence coach she knew her before she met her ex-husband.
Read more about Katie's love crisis in this week's Woman’s Day on sale Monday August 13, 2012.
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