Katie Holmes says she ate lots of ice-cream during her divorce after retreating to her hometown
Katie Holmes pigged out on ice-cream during her divorce.
The 'Dead Accounts' Broadway star - who split from husband Tom Cruise in June after six years of marriage - has revealed she treated herself to the ice cold dessert every night after she retreated to her hometown Toledo, Ohio with their six-year-old daughter Suri over the summer.
She told the Times newspaper that her lawyer father Martin and her daughter enjoyed daily trips to their local ice-cream parlour and she discovered her new favourite flavour ''Spouse Like a House'', which is a combination of vanilla and chocolate-covered pretzels with caramel.
The 33-year-old actress said she made sure to exercise to keep herself in shape and ''worked off the calories by running in the parks'' of her childhood home.
Katie insisted that despite living in a plush apartment in New York she still feels like a small town girl and leans on her family for support.
She said: ''I still think of myself as Midwestern. I mean, I've had box wine. It's good. And it's a lot easier to open.
''I have these moments where what's going on in my life is unbelievable, and you have to tell everyone to figure out how to respond. My siblings and I are always on the phone saying: 'Oh my God, what do you think? What does Mom think? What does Dad think?' And then you act accordingly.''
The actress who has just started her second stint on Broadway also admitted she is feeling the pressure and wants to win rave reviews.
She said: ''I have a hard time sleeping because I think about how serious this all is,'' she admitted. ''I think about the cost of tickets. I think to myself: 'You better do a good job. People are paying a lot of money.' You want to know your stuff.''