There was a time when Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise were surrounded by a battery of Scientology bodyguards following their every move.
But life after Tom Cruise is very different for the 34-year-old actress and her famous 7-year-old daughter.
Following their blockbuster 2012 divorce Katie now sometimes walks Suri from her Big Apple Chelsea apartment to her nearby $40K per year private school WITHOUT armed guards.
An insider told RumorFix: “It would have been unthinkable for Katie to escort Suri to school without several bodyguards in tow when she was married to Tom Cruise.
“But now the two of them regularly go on the less than one mile trip together and they seem totally relaxed and happy.
“Even although Suri is a very privileged little girl Katie seems to be trying to give her daughter a more normal life.”
The former Dawson’s Creek star has been trying to re-build her acting career in recent times.
Her latest project Days And Nights is out later this year while she also completed Hollywood Indie flick Tootaloo and Paul Dalio’s Mania Days over the course of the summer.