Katie Holmes opens up about her past: 'I don't regret anything that I've done'

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Why Katie Holmes Has No Regrets

Katie Holmes has been through a lot -- from her very public romance and divorce to Tom Cruise, her outings with daughter Suri and an alleged feud with Leah Remini. Still, Holmes wouldn't change any of it. "I don't regret anything that I've done," the Holmes tells magazine Ocean Drive. "I've learned from everything, and everything sort of leads you to the next place. I just keep going."

Holmes insists in the interview that in spite of her life in the spotlight, she lives a normal life. She walks around on the streets of New York, tries to eat healthy when she can but goes into a food coma during Thanksgiving -- and carries around a cracked iPhone. "I think most people have cracked iPhones," she said. "I've just been too busy."

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Katie Holmes opens up about her past: 'I don't regret anything that I've done'
Actress Katie Holmes during an interview with host Jay Leno on August 11, 1999 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Actress Katie Holmes and mother Kathleen Holmes attend the 'X-Men' New York City Premiere on July 12, 2000 at Ellis Island in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actor Tom Cruise and fiancee/actress Katie Holmes leaving a midtown hotel December 14, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes during Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes Sighting in Paris - October 6, 2006 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/FilmMagic)
Tom Cruise, Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes visit the Plaza Hotel on December 20, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Katie Holmes during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on November 15, 2012 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Valentino Garavani, Katie Holmes, and Giancarlo Giammetti attend the Valentino Sala Bianca 945 Event on December 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
The Tonight Show Starting Jimmy Fallon: Actress Katie Holmes on July 23, 2015. (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Suri Cruise (L) and actress Katie Holmes (R) with guest in the audience during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/KCA2015/WireImage)

And like most mothers, her daughter, now 9, motivates her in a major way. "[Motherhood] changes you completely in such amazing ways, and I think that you become who you were meant to be," the actress explained in the interview. "Being a parent also is a source of inspiration to just work really hard. You want to set an example—and, you know, [your kids] are what drives you." Holmes and Suri have been spotted enjoying each other's company -- even applying makeup together!

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