She may be one of the most well-known actresses in Hollywood, but to her daughter, Suri Cruise, Katie Holmes is just “mom.” The Dawson’s Creek alum has always prioritized her mom duties over acting gigs and it certainly seems like that isn’t going to change despite the little girl growing up.
Katie, 40 — who shares Suri with ex-husband Tom Cruise — hasn’t been shy in the past about what her role as a mom means to her. “When I’m not on set, I’m being a mom. I’m doing mom stuff,” the actress revealed to Modern Luxury in November 2016. “When I go to an event, I leave at 10 p.m. because it’s really important to me to be a mom that is dependable.”
Suri — who is now officially a teenager after turning 13 on Thursday, April 18 — may not be the little girl anymore that we came to adore over the years, but we have a feeling Katie isn’t going to let her grow up super quickly just yet.
In honor of Suri turning the big 1-3, scroll through the gallery below to check out six of the sweetest quotes Katie has ever said about her one and only daughter!