Like mother, like daughter! Katie Holmes is no stranger to sharing photos of her mini-me daughter Suri Cruise, but earlier this week the actress surprised fans by uploading a rare photo with her mum Kathleen. The gorgeous selfie showed the pair smiling at the camera, both beaming from ear-to-ear. "My beautiful mom," Katie, 38, captioned the shot. Katie's Instagram followers commented on the striking similarity between the mother-daughter duo. "You are the spitting image of her! Gorgeous!" wrote one fan, while another commented: "She is beautiful! And how fun to know your genetics will have you age with the same grace and beauty!" A third posted: "Nice to see where you get your Hollywood good looks."
Katie stuns with natural selfie
Katie Holmes posed with her mum Kathleen
Katie is the youngest of five children born to her mum Kathleen and her dad Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr. The former Dawson's Creek star grew up in Ohio, where her parents still live. Katie clearly shares a loving bond with her mother, who from time to time accompanies her to red-carpet events.
Last year the actress made her directorial debut with All We Had, a drama that tells the story of a teenage mum looking for a fresh start with her daughter. Katie spoke about motherhood, saying: "I think the universal theme of that love you have for your daughter and that love you have for your mother is so powerful. And I think that is very relatable wherever you fit in economically. And definitely being a daughter and being a mother, I understand that love and that bond. And I think it something that should be highlighted and celebrated in film."
The actress regularly shares photos of her daughter Suri
The Hollywood beauty became a mum in 2006 when she welcomed her daughter Suri with her ex-husband Tom Cruise. She regularly shares photos of her mini-me on Instagram, showing the pair baking, enjoying days out shopping and going on holiday. Katie recently opened up about raising Suri in the spotlight. Chatting on The View, she said: "I raise my child like [how] my family, sisters raise their children and how I was raised. I love being a parent and I feel really blessed to have such a sweet little girl. I am the baby of five. I have a lot of cousins. I'm the youngest grandchild on the Holmes side. So I have an amazing family and we're always in Ohio. I'm really proud of my nieces and nephews."