Katie Holmes Elle magazine August 2012 cover

Six weeks before she filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes was being interviewed by US Elle magazine. While the news she was splitting from Cruise seemingly came out of nowhere, it appears the signs may have all ready been there. According to the American glossy, Katie told them she was looking forward to entering a "new phase" in her life.

"I definitely feel much more comfortable in my own skin. I feel sexier. I think in my 20s, it's like you're trying too hard to figure everything out," she told Elle. "I'm starting to come into my own. It's like a new phase."

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During the interview, which took place in mid-May, the actress also seemed to respond curtly when asked a question about being "Mrs Tom Cruise."

"He has been Tom Cruise for 30 years. I know who I am and where I am and where I want to go, so I want to focus on that," she said.

According to a source present at the interview, Katie didn't look happy when asked about her relationship with the actor.

"Katie didn't speak about Tom in a lovey-dovey way at all. She deflected the Tom questions and brought them around to herself."

Now it looks as though Katie is ready to move on with her life which will include focussing much of her energy on her fashion line, Holmes & Yang. We posted earlier this week about the news that she is planning to bring her label to New York Fashion Week. The former Dawsons Creek star will stage her first-ever presentation at NYFW this September. Big changes are afoot at Camp Holmes.