Katie Holmes has revealed that husband Tom Cruise’s two adopted children with Nicole Kidman call her ‘mom.’
Katie lifts the lid on her relationship with Isabelle and Connor in a new magazine interview to promote her latest movie, Mad Money. Robo-mom tells Parade: “[Tom’s] first two children are incredible, really smart and kind. They call me ‘Mom.’ So Tom understands the female bond, and he loves it.”
In fact, Katie seems to be more popular with her step children than their adoptive mother. Just last month, Nicole – who is rarely seen with her children – told the U.K.’s GMTV that her kids call her ‘Nicole.’ She confessed: “My kids don’t call me mommy, they don’t even call me mom. They call me Nicole, which I hate and tell them off for it.”
This saddens me more than it probably should, considering I don’t personally know any of the parties involved, and I am relatively sure Connor and Isabella are actually rental children, nearing the end of their “cute years only please” contracts. Still, even if Nicole is simply their lessee, it’s kind of sad that they’ve embraced Katie as their mother. Of course, I can always comfort myself with the assumption that the kiddos are too smart for any of this, and all that is behind Katie’s assertion that they call her “mom” is a clever PR person who is trying to make her seem warm and maternal, inadvertently at Nicole’s expense. Or maybe Isabella and Connor just have some kind of bizarre aluminum allergy that they don’t want to risk aggravating by getting too close.