Katie Holmes reportedly has another controlling man in her life. Her “overbearing” father.
According to a new report, anyone who wants to pursue a relationship with the single actress has to go through her dad first.
“Her father is very, very traditional and strict,” Katie’s former etiquette teacher, Margaret O’Brien, tells Star Magazine. “He can get to the point of being overbearing, and she’d better do what he says, other wise there could be trouble.”
Margaret continues, “If she meets someone and likes him, her father makes sure to see what he’s like and how he treats her and all that. I think she still listens to him like she did when she was 16.”
Her most recent rumoured romance was with comedian Jamie Foxx, although the pair denied being anything more than just friends.
Previously, Katie was married to actor Tom Cruise with whom she had daughter Suri Cruise. The relationship ended when Katie used a network of friends and family, burner phones and a secret apartment to escape her troubled marriage. It’s been alleged that Tom has only seen Suri a handful of times since leaving Katie (and at least one of those times he invited paparazzi).
Tom hasn’t been photographed with his daughter more than a handful of times the past year, and hasn’t visited with her during what appears to be downtime from filming his movies. Tom insists he’s a present father figure, however, claiming he can parent effectively over Skype.