While her soon to be ex-husband Tom Cruise has kept a low profile since it was announced his wife of five years had filed for divorce, Katie Holmes has made her second public appearance with the six year-old Suri who is soon to be the centre of a 'bitter' custody battle.
The mother and daughter looked happier than they had in months as the stepped out for ice cream in New York and despite embarking on a separation from her husband, Katie looked animated and was laughing and joking around with her daughter.
The news that her parents were to split doesn't seem to have damaged Suri's close relationship with her mother as she sat on the Dawson Creek star's lap, whispered in her ear and stroked her face during the visit to the ice cream parlour.
Katie, who filed for divorce last week (June 28) has also requested sole custody of the child with TMZ claiming it is due Cruise's commitment to raising Suri as a Scientologist.
A source said: “Katie did convert when she and Tom were married, but she didn’t take to it. Behind closed doors, and when the private planes and the red carpets were gone, she didn’t like it. And she decided she does not want that for Suri.”
The brunette chose a sophisticated outfit of a red shirt and cream skirt with heels for the evening out, while Suri coordinated in a red and pink floral shift dress and red shoes. Katie was once again flanked by her huge security team which she has employed since the split.
She reportedly sacked the bodyguard and driver employed by her husband just before she filed for divorce and now has her own team. The increase of security is reported to be due to the discovery that she was being followed by “armed gunmen”.
According to the New York Post, the actress' neighbours became concerned when the unidentified men appeared to surround the apartment building on Friday (June 29) the day the divorce proceedings were announced.
Katie Takes Suri For Ice Cream.....