Ever since Suri Cruise and her beauty were bestowed upon the earth, people having been asking: Is Katie Holmes pregnant again? For five years, the answer has been a disappointing no. Once again rumors that she is at last with child have reached a feverish pitch as of late. She's denying that she is, but oh so many hope she's lying.
Of the photo that sparked all the controversy (right), her rep told E!, "She's not pregnant and this photo looks doctored." It doesn't appear to be doctored to me, but I also saw plenty of other pictures from the same day in which her stomach looks pretty damn flat. I think this shot is just a fluke bad angle, and a lot of wishful thinking on the part of fans who think Suri is going to self-destruct if she doesn't get a sibling STAT. Or perhaps it's Katie just having fun keeping us guessing by putting on an extra tight top and pushing her stomach out a bit when she sees the camera lights flashing?
She certainly hasn't done much to quell the rumors by offering statements that they'd like another child. "Suri would love a brother or sister to play with. I think it would be good for her. It’s hard to say no to her," she said earlier this year.
Then she recently made statements alluding to the fact they may not have any future baby plans.
I'm not worried about [having a sibling for Suri]. She's got really good friends and great cousins, so I feel happy about it. We have a really busy household, and it's really fun and fulfilling. There's always something going on.
So maybe she's just a big pregnancy tease. No one really knows if she is or isn't, will or won't, besides her and whomever she chooses to share the information with. Perhaps there are infertility issues, or relationship questions, or maybe they aren't sure if they really want another child yet. It's their family, and they can do as they like. If I were her, I might just get sick enough of everyone staring at my stomach to go out and eat a huge ass burrito and strut around with the bloat in a tight shirt to screw with people.
Or maybe she is pregnant, and the rep lied. It certainly wouldn't be the first time that has happened.
I couldn't care less whether they have another child or not, and I don't think Suri needs another sibling to be happy in life. BUT if the TomKat wants another kitten, then now's the time to do so.
The age spacing between Suri and a sibling now would be perfect. Suri is old enough to be interested in the baby, to express her feelings of jealously with words rather than by walloping a new sibling with blocks, and yet they would still be close enough in age to enjoy some of the same things. If they wait much longer, their interests and worlds are going to be so different, it will be more difficult.
There's a five-year difference between my children, and while I wanted them (and tried for them) to be much closer in age, I love the way it ended up. An added bonus -- we'll only have one in college at a time, so no double college tuition bills ... though I'm guessing that's not a concern for Tom and Katie.
Do you think Katie Holmes is playing with people about being pregnant or not being pregnant? What do you think is the ideal number of years between siblings?
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