Tabloids love to claim to report that Katie is starting to take control of her relationship with husband Tom Cruise, however I feel that she may just be slipping to the mold of what it means to be a superstar's wife.
She certainly seems to be getting advice on her public presentation. Recently she had been sporting the latest fashions, shedding the baby weight and more, and attending events sans Tom.
Kate's changes seem to be ironically on the heals of her relationship with Bristish football royalty Victoria Beckham. Victoria has been notoriously known as "wearing the pants" in her relationship with soccer star husband, David Beckham. They have even recently started their move to the states, one Victoria has been talking about for years, leaving behind the "small town" of England to gain more celebrity in the United States. The Beckhams have even been looking for a house neighboring Tom and Katie's.
But is the relationship helping or hurting Katie's home life? After returning from a week at Paris Couture Week, Katie decided not to accompany Tom to an award show where he honored friend Will Smith. Later at a party for Prince, Katie was reported looking completely bored. She has also been taking agency meetings to discuss her future work plans.
Katie merely seems to falling into a mold (aka Tom's vision) of Hollywood Queen instead of truly being herself. Who remembers the Katie from Dawson's Creek? She was once described as "a confident young performer who delivers her lines with slyness and conviction." That promising talent, no to mention the accessible, down-to-earth, Midwest girl seems to have been lost in the Tom/Kat frenzy. Oops. Forgot to add Victoria Beckham into the controlling mix.