41. Katie Holmes
Actress Katie Holmes is a single mother for almost a decade now, since her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2011. Cruise and Holmes were once Hollywood’s favorite couple, but things didn’t work out for the two, and since their divorce, Holmes received custody of their fourteen-years old daughter, Suri. Since her divorce, Holmes has had a few relationships, but none of them were very serious, and it seems as if her most important relationship is with her daughter, who is her best friend as well.
Some people may say Holmes’ parenting methods are strict, and they might be right, but as she sees it, she’s raising her daughter to be a good person. Despite her fortune, Holmes doesn’t over-gift her daughter, and she implies a strict policy regarding treats, since she wants her daughter to learn about perspective and appreciate what they have. On the one hand, she teaches her about discipline and self-control, but on the other hand, Holmes says, she listens to her daughter and encourages her creativity and independence.