When the news broke last week that Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were getting a divorce, I can't say I was exactly surprised. I was, however, strangely pleased when I saw the 33-year-old on the cover of Elle's August issue this week. I don't care what anyone says: Elle may have had no clue about the looming split but I have an inkling that this was just about as strategic of a move as they come. I say heck yeah mostly because as a Dawson's Creek fan for life, I will forever always be on Team Katie.
In the mag, Holmes talks about coming into her own saying, "I feel sexier. I think in my 20s, it's like you're trying too hard to figure everything out ... I'm starting to come into my own."
You know what I love? Think about it. Katie has had the same fabulous bangs for years now, and she still feels sexy. The face-framing locks have become her signature look. That means there's hope! You really can feel sexy as you age without changing up your hairstyle, eh?
Holmes isn't alone on the "staying the same" tip, either. Some other gorgeous celebrities in her similar style corner? Reese Witherspoon and her perfect blonde bangs, momma Nicole Richie, and oh -- who could forget Emma Stone? The Spider-Man actress has had some sort of haircut for years now. All four of these famous faces, even with the consistent cuts, still look fab.
If you ask me, these lookers are the perfect example of finding something that works for them and sticking with it. What's that saying? If something's not broken, don't fix it? You know where I'm coming from here. These simplistic styles with an added bang are ones that stand the test of time. Katie's relationship with Tom? Yeah ... not so much.
Were you surprised to hear about Tom and Katie's divorce? Do you think it's necessary to change up your hairstyle every once in a while?
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