Katie Holmes
is a mom first! 

The brunette beauty covers the April issue of Elle UK (via Daily Mail) where she opens up about raising her little girl, Suri.

The most important thing, when it comes to her daughter with ex-husband Tom Cruise, is that Suri feels like she's loved. 

"I think the basics are very important: the number one thing is making sure my child feels loved. And good about herself," Holmes tells the mag. "And that what she does and who she is, is special and important, and should be celebrated. And my mom always said, 'No one loves you like your mother.'"

While Katie admits that her 8-year-old's lifestyle is very different from how she grew up, she believes that the same general parenting rules still apply and are important. 

The actress also opens up about how much the world has changed since she played Joey on "Dawson's Creek." 


"The world has changed so much since then. Social media, and what people are watching," she reveals. "But I think innocence was one of the draws of the show. It was these kids going through first love and heartbreak and growing up and friendships changing. So I'm glad that the innocence still holds up."

Katie and Tom divorced in 2012 after five years of marriage, but the mother-of-one believes that every experience (good and bad) makes you a better person. 

"I think all of our experiences bring us to a greater understanding of ourselves and help us realize what is most important," she says. "That being said, I have three older sisters and one older brother and I went to an all-girls school, and have always been a fan of women. I support women and all experiences give you more insight into others, as well as yourself."

And on that note, the fashion designer also reveals what inspires her. "I identify with women. I identify with people who work really hard. I love strong women and I love strong men, and I love being inspired by people who fight for what they believe in and work hard and are creative," she explains.

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