Holmes Cautious Of Giving Up Her Freedom

Katie Holmes is dating but insiders say the emotional scars from her bizarre relationship with Tom Cruise are holding her back in her love life.

It's easy to understand why Katie Holmes might be hesitant to get serious with a new guy. Holmes' relationship with Tom Cruise seemed to border on the bizarre for several years. Following Holmes' divorce from movie star Cruise after five years of marriage, there were immediate reports that Cruise's dedication to the controversial religion Scientology were to blame.

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Some speculate Katie Holmes even needed a secret cell phone in order to make divorce plans from Cruise. Creepy. Whatever the reason, Holmes filed for divorce, received a sizable payout and she's now been single for seven months.

Now, Holmes is back on the dating scene but the psychological damage from a failed marriage — and perhaps from being married to Tom Cruise — might be preventing Katie from taking that next major leap with someone special.

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A source for RadarOnline says Katie Holmes can't imagine giving up her new freedom and worries that getting serious with a new guy would entail major personal sacrifices. "Katie's in a dilemma because she wants to date but is concerned where it could lead from there," an inside source close Holmes reveals. "She's worried that if she commits herself fully to another man, she will have to give up the freedom she's enjoying so much at the moment. As a single woman, she has no one controlling her nowadays, telling her what to do or who to see and she absolutely loves it."

Perhaps it's worth noting, Katie, but healthy, committed relationships don't involve that level of control.

Ever the romantic, Katie Holmes still holds out hope that she'll find a great guy. Says RadarOnline's source, "However, at the same time, she also missed being with someone special to share experiences with and she doesn't want to be alone for the rest of her life. She's just a little nervous and cautious about relationships right now."

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Comments on "Katie Holmes: Dating, but Tom Cruise left emotional scars"

LisaG. September 10, 2013 | 10:28 AM

I'm betting Tom Cruise is so controlling she felt like her own personal identity would disappear.Probably very scary!I'm sure she'll date when she wants to though!

e May 16, 2013 | 6:29 PM

so glad she got away from Tom. The only thing that came out of it was beautiful Suri

christine April 27, 2013 | 6:38 AM

this is what happens when you marry a sociopath. she finally realized he was in control of everything. a control freak. same thing happened to me, left me not distraught but very hard to trust. well, we all get over it and find someone whos not out to ruin everything. she will meet someone and be extremely happy. shes a soft soul, and needs compassion. its coming her way.

Dev April 13, 2013 | 10:12 AM

First of all this article is pure speculation. But even if you aren't famous a divorce of break-up takes time to get over. She was also super busy doing a Broadway show, getting her daughter adjusted to a new school. Plus as any single parent know you are very concerned about introducing someone new into your children's lives. So most people do not jump into new relationships. They say men tend to date sooner because they don't usually have the support system women do with their friends. Still divorce, even if it is the right thing is a difficult time for most people and they aren't ready to run out and give their love and trust to somebody new. It takes time...as much as the tabloids are waiting for some new hook up, the reality is she will probably focus more on her own life and that of her little girl's. I am always so surprised when people immediately make mean comments. Seriously, what is there motivation. Nobody is perfect so I'm not sure what they get out of trashing someone they don't know. It's one thing if it's a Chris Brown who beat up his girlfriend, or other celebs who act out, but Katie Holmes hardly fits into that category.

Tera April 08, 2013 | 7:30 AM

Wasn't sam katies name in dawsons creek?

pandoramn March 21, 2013 | 10:53 AM

Seven whole months and she's "worried" about committing to another guy? Good grief, if she's that pathetic that she can't get along on her own for awhile, then maybe there was a reason Tom was "controlling". Sad in this day and age, but some girls feel like they need a man to tell them what to do with their lives - and then don't like it when the guys step up and do so.

rose March 13, 2013 | 5:49 PM

This article is NOT accurate. Katie did not recieve a sizeable payout. She took NOTHING from Tom, only chid support. That should tell you something right there.

dave March 07, 2013 | 6:26 PM

Sam, how do you know Tom Cruise?

Jamie February 26, 2013 | 8:17 AM

Who knows if this article is even true? Katie had the guts to leave the most powerful(?)actor(?) in HOllywood and is raising her daughter NORMALLY! Good for her and i wish her the best. Unfortunately she will have her ex's shadow constantly looming about her and that is enough to deal with. His demi-god mentality is disturbing at best and i hope she can somehow enjoy her future despite his cult, his control freak ways and ego. Good luck Katie.

Fran February 07, 2013 | 11:43 AM

Katie Holmes needs to grow up before she starts to date again. She also should date men her own age. She's to emotional for an older guy. Maybe hang out with Taylor Swift, Britney Spears or Linsey Lohan.

GirlNamedJake February 06, 2013 | 10:35 PM

So stupid. Why is every divorced woman immediately "back on the dating scene"? Especially a celebrity who the tabloids will have married & pregnant on the first coffee meet up? After what she's been through, she might be enjoying being a single girl again. I am! I got out of my marriage 18 months ago and have been having fun. I'm just not into dating right now. I'm really enjoying being selfish. And for those who ask - I can open my own jars, I have full command of the remote control and I have a full compliment o' Duracell's. What's to miss?

Sam February 05, 2013 | 9:29 PM

After dating/living with such a criminal and abuser and lier as Tom Cruise, it is hard to trust any man.

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