Katie Holmes Encourages Fans to “Leave Your Mark” After Leah Remini’s Book Release

Katie Holmes
A day after Leah Remini's new book was released, Katie Holmes tweeted on Wednesday, Nov. 4, to "make today great" and encouraged fans to "leave your mark." Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

A day after Leah Remini's new memoir was released, Katie Holmes — whom the King of Queens alum discusses in great detail — advised her social media followers on Wednesday, Nov. 4, to "make today great," along with other words of encouragement.

"Happy Wednesday!" Holmes, 36, tweeted, linking to an Instagram snap of a gorgeous sunset over Manhattan's Hudson River. "#maketodaygreat."

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A photo posted by Katie Holmes (@katieholmes212) on Nov 4, 2015 at 8:14am PST

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The mom of one followed up with another artsy Instagram photo of huge makeshift animal footprints in sand. "#leaveyourmark," she captioned the pic.


A photo posted by Katie Holmes (@katieholmes212) on Nov 4, 2015 at 12:36pm PST

Holmes seemed unfazed by her inclusion in Remini's book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. As previously excerpted by Us Weekly, Remini claimed that Holmes made Tom Cruise wait at the altar for 20 minutes during their November 2006 wedding in Italy. The delay was so uncomfortable for guests that Remini's best friend, Jennifer Lopez, leaned over and whispered to Leah: "'Do you think Katie is coming?'"

The scribe, 45, also claimed in her tome that Holmes subsequently filed a Knowledge Report, complaining about Remini's actions during her nuptials.

"She referred to my behavior as 'very upsetting,' and accused me of disrupting the party, which she claimed was a 'poor example to others,'" Remini recalled in her memoir. "She went on to say, '[She] made the party all about her,' and concluded the report with reference to the fact that all of this so-called bad behavior 'disturbed me greatly.'"

Holmes and Cruise divorced in June 2012 after six years of marriage. They share daughter Suri, 9. Prior to the book's release and Remini's 20/20 interview, Holmes released a statement to ABC News addressing their strained history.

"I regret having upset Leah in the past and wish her only the best in the future," Holmes said via her rep in a statement. However, the actress declined to be interviewed for Remini's 20/20 special.

In a follow-up interview with Good Morning America on Monday, Nov. 2, Remini got emotional as Holmes' statement was read aloud.

“I’m smiling because it almost makes me want to cry," Remini said. “It makes me emotional because at the time that Katie and this particular crew were writing reports, it caused me a lot of time and pain in my family, being reprogrammed. So at the time I was fighting with her — I guess for the lack of the better word — within the church, and now I know really what she was going through.”

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Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood by Leah Remini

The church, meanwhile, has debunked Remini's many claims in a statement to Us Weekly. "Sadly, bitterness and anger are common threads through Ms. Remini’s life. Rather than take responsibility for self-inflicted problems, she is quick to blame others," the Church of Scientology told Us. "Her repeated ethical lapses and callous treatment of others led to an ecclesiastical review which resulted in her being expelled. She now regurgitates the tired myths the Church has repeatedly debunked, circulated by the same tiny clique of expelled former staffers bitter at having lost the positions they enjoyed before their malfeasance and unethical conduct were uncovered."

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