Katie Holmes ended her marriage to Tom Cruise in June

Katie Holmes has revealed that she feasted on ice cream after splitting from ex-husband Tom Cruise in June.

The actress ate the dessert every night with father Martin and daughter Suri, 6, when she returned to her home town of Toledo, Ohio to escape the glare of the media.

Katie, 33, even discovered a new favourite flavour at her local parlour - a combination of vanilla and chocolate-covered pretzels with caramel named Spouse Like A House.

But she made sure to work off the calories by running in the park near her childhood home.

Katie was glad to have her family to fall back on after she and Tom, 50, announced the end of their 6-year marriage.

'I have these moments where what's going on in my life is unbelievable, and you have to tell everyone to figure out how to respond,' Katie tells The Times.

'My siblings and I are always on the phone saying: "Oh my God, what do you think? What does mum think? What does dad think?" And then you act accordingly.'

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Anna Duff