Katie Holmes Doesn’t Regret Anything in Her Past: “I’ve Learned From Everything”

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Zero regrets, all chill. Katie Holmes opened up to Ocean Drive in its December 2015 cover story about whether she wishes she could take back certain aspects of her past.

"I don't regret anything that I've done," Holmes told the mag. "I've learned from everything, and everything sort of leads you to the next place. I just keep going."

The Dawson's Creek alum, 36, was famously married to Tom Cruise from 2006 to 2012, and shares daughter Suri, 9, with the A-list actor. Holmes made headlines last month after she publicly apologized to her fellow former Scientologist Leah Remini for her behavior during those years. (Remini, 45, detailed Holmes' allegedly abrasive behavior toward her within the church in her best-selling memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, released in early November.) 

"I regret having upset Leah in the past," Holmes said via her rep in a statement to ABC News' 20/20. "And wish her only the best in the future."

Though Holmes and Cruise's high-profile marriage and split seemed anything but normal, the New Yorker tells Ocean Drive that, these days: "I have a very normal life, and I happen to work in an industry that is abnormal. Daily life, I take a train and cab; it's just about getting from here to there, and I don't care how I do it. I have to get there."

It's also helped her to gain perspective. "If you’re having a bad day, you just take a walk, and it’s not only that you see people who are having a worse day than you, it’s just that you’re in life," Holmes reflected. "You suddenly can’t be stuck in whatever problem you’re in because you have to hail a cab or you have to get a subway ticket. There’s more than just you. And I think the harsh winters give you a little bit of character.”

Nothing, however, is more important to Holmes than being a mom to Suri. "Being a parent also is a source of inspiration to just work really hard," she reflected. "You want to set an example — and, you know, [your children] are what drives you."

Lately, Holmes has been hard at work in her directorial debut in the upcoming film adaptation of Annie Weatherwax's best seller, All We Had. "I don't shy away from risks. I'm just interested in a lot of different things," Holmes told Ocean Drive. "I don't even think of it as a risk; I think of it as something exciting and new."

After decades in showbiz, Holmes had one particular takeaway. "As I've grown up, I think that the harder you work, the more successful you are. From what I have seen, the people at the top, they're just constantly working and constantly surrounding themselves with other successful, like-minded creative people," she noted.

The December 2015 issue is on stands now. 

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