Newly single Katie Holmes is determined to get on with life after filing for divorce from Tom Cruise, defiantly telling reporters: "I'm alright."
The former Dawson's Creek star shocked Hollywood when she unexpectedly filed papers to end her five-year marriage to the movie superstar last week (28Jun12).
She refused to hide away despite having the eyes of the world on her, and stepped out with six-year-old daughter Suri on Tuesday (03Jul12) - the day of her estranged husband's 50th birthday.
The mother and daughter were seen laughing and joking in a New York ice cream parlour, and the actress spent Wednesday (04Jul12) shopping for Independence Day treats in Manhattan's Whole Foods grocery store.
She took the chance to finally break her silence on how she is coping, simply telling the New York Daily News, "I'm alright. Thank you."
Holmes' brave face comes amid reports she filed an emergency motion against Cruise to set up a temporary child support agreement earlier this week (begs02Jul12). The pair will allegedly appear before Judge Matthew Cooper on 17 July (12).