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Katie Holmes on Life With Daughter Suri Cruise: “Her Upbringing Is Paramount to My Work Right Now”

Katie Holmes sounds like one great mom!

In a candid new interview, the actress opened up about life with her 10-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise — and revealed she is more dedicated than ever to being a good parent to her little girl.

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“This business is so unstable, and you never really know where you’re going to be… My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now,” the 38-year-old actress told Town & Country magazine.

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Katie and Suri in July 2016.

“It’s very important that I’m present and she has a stable, innocent childhood. I feel so blessed to do what I do, but there’s nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed,” Katie continued.

The First Daughter star welcomed Suri — her only child — with her ex-husband, Tom Cruise, in April 2006. Katie and Tom, 54, were previously married for six years from 2006 until 2012.

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“Every day, kids get a little further away from you. That’s a positive thing. They should be becoming more independent, but it’s heartbreaking,” Katie said of Suri growing older. “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.”

While speaking with Town & Country magazine, Katie additionally revealed she may one day scale back on her acting roles to instead spend more time with her loved ones. “For now I like acting and directing. Eventually, I’ll just direct,” she said.

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Since divorcing Tom, Katie has kept mum about her dating life. However, rumors have been swirling for years that the actress and Jamie Foxx, 49, have been in a secret relationship for quite some time.

Click through the gallery below to see more cute photos of Katie and Suri!