Quicker than you can say 'high heels', the actress's divorce from Tom Cruise was finalised. Their lawyers spent hours bashing out a settlement which is thought to have secured Katie sole custody of Suri with Tom being given generous visitation rights. And what better way to celebrate your brand new divorce than treating yourself to a post-split pick-me-up?
According to The Sun, Katie has spent £10,000 on lingerie and bought a whooping 15 pairs of stiletto heels to celebrate her split. The 5ft 7in star was forced to wear flats when out and about with her husband to avoid towering over his diminutive frame - but now that she's Cruise-free, Katie can go sky-high and her first stop was, naturally, Christian Louboutin. During a New York shopping spree, she made the most of her pay-out by splashing out on an array of high-heeled creations by the French shoe master. Yep, a girl after our own hearts.
Katie's new footwear will certainly come in handy when she brings her fashion line, Holmes & Yang, to New York Fashion Week for the first time ever on September 9th, only accelerating her post-Cruise ascent. From snazzy Roger Vivier corsage heels to flirty frocks, her glossy image update is one sure-fire way of letting the world know she's coping just fine. And so we say it again: bring on the breakover!