Katie Holmes is making sure daughter Suri Cruise has a 'stable, innocent childhood'

Katie Holmes opened up about her most important role: being a mother.

Katie Holmes is a mother first and foremost. The Hollywood star opened up in a new interview with Town & Country magazine about her most important role, being a parent to her ten-year-old daughter Suri Cruise. "My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now," she said. "It’s very important that I’m present and she has a stable, innocent childhood." The actress added, "I feel so blessed to do what I do, but there’s nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed."

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VER GALERÍA Being a mom is Katie's most important role Photo: Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

And time is passing by quickly for the 38-year-old. Katie, who welcomed Suri with her ex-husband Tom Cruise back in 2006, admitted it’s difficult watching her little girl grow up so fast. “Every day, kids get a little further away from you," she said. ”That's a positive thing. They should be becoming more independent, but it's heartbreaking.” Katie continued, “You want them to stay with you forever, but they're these amazing beings, and you have to do everything you can to give them what they need—and then they're going to go. And that's going to be very, very sad for me."

The actress wants her daughter to have a stable childhood Photo: Cedric Buchet

For now, the mother-daughter duo lead relatively, normal lives in New York City. Discussing raising her daughter in the public eye, Kate admitted, "In today's world a lot of celebrities probably shield their children from the tabloids; in my household we know what they print isn't true, so we don't pay attention. There are more important things. But it's very relatable to me; if people know who you are, they might write about you, and you can't control that." Instead of focusing on the negative, the After Camelot star enjoys spending quality time with her family in Ohio. "I take time off, and I like to spend it with my family," the mom-of-one said. "I have a lot of nieces and nephews, and they grow up so fast. I really miss them, so it's nice to have those moments with board games and normal stuff."

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