So, what's life been like for Katie post-Tom? For one thing, she's ditched her wedding ring. When the actress resurfaced in New York on Monday to shoot a "Project Runway" appearance (left), she was without the sizable sparkler Tom slipped on her finger during an Eiffel Tower-set proposal in 2005.
She also looked more fresh-faced and put-together than she has in a good long while.
Something else Holmes was without: The driver and bodyguard that Cruise assigned to her in the early stages of their relationship. TMZ says she's ditched both in favor of a new wall of protection, one that doesn't answer to her husband.
Katie may also be embracing the normal.
According to Lainey Gossip, she was spotted buying supplies for her new pad during a June 27 trip to Whole Foods with Suri.
A spy says Holmes loaded up a cart with laundry detergent, cleaning supplies and flowers, and she offered repeated reassurances to her daughter while checking out.
"You know you are an amazing little girl, right?" she reportedly told Suri "over and over again." "I love you more than anything."
The duo was also seen at the store on June 21, and Holmes had a rare smile on her face.
"She's been miserable for a long time, but the last couple of weeks, she's been happy, like she's been set free," a spy tells Us. "I was wondering what changed with her. I guess she can finally be happy again."