Actress finally opens up about her ex-husband…

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce in 2012 took many people by surprise – just as their relationship in general had.

From jumping up and down on Oprah’s couch (of COURSE we have included a photo for you!) to rumours of scientology, there was never a dull moment for Tom and Katie’s relationship.

Speaking to People magazine for what feels like the first time she has ever opened up about that hard time in her life, Katie said: “I don’t want that moment in my life to define me, to be who I am. I don’t want that to be what I’m known as. I was an actor before, an actor during and an actor now.”

The Kennedys’ actress also spoke about her daughter with Tom, Suri and says she is learning every day: “I’m learning every day and have been since the minute I became a mom. I love my child more than anything in the entire world. It’s pretty simple.”

Lovely words – we hope to see more of Katie now that she seems to have finally shaken off the label of “Tom Cruise’s ex-wife”!

Also, we imagine her doing the whole interview something a little like this: