Just like us, Katie says she was “horrified” when she saw her 4-year-old daughter Suri pick up a pack of “boy part” gummies during their ice cream trip to Serendipity restaurant in NYC.
What a relief! Katie Holmes, 32, admits that 4-year-old Suri‘s little box of treats were a complete shock, not only to us, but to her as well! The actress tells Ellen DeGeneres, in an interview airing Friday, April 1, on The Ellen Show, that she was surprised a kid-friendly restaurant would sell X-rated candies like penis gummies!
“Recently, I took her to get ice cream in New York at this place called Serendipity that we go to all the time. It’s for kids. The clientele is children,” Katie tells Ellen. “We go in and we are waiting for a table and she grabs some gummies that are ‘boy part’ gummies. I was horrified.” “Boy part?” Ellen asks.
“P-e-n-i-s gummies,” Katie spells out, “I said, ‘oh wow, those aren’t Swedish fish.'” Ha! That has to be a completely awkward situation — good thing daddy, Tom Cruise, 48, wasn’t there!
“They are called p-e-n-i-s gummies and they look like it,” Katie adds. “She was holding the box and I was like ‘OK, wow, we don’t need that right now.’ Because I thought if I said put that back and then she’s going to say, what is this? And I really didn’t want to have that conversation. I was like, why are selling these here? This is for kids. And then it was on the cover of a magazine that I’m giving her those gummies.”
Katie admits that it’s tough when your whole life, including your child’s, is documented by the paparazzi. “It can be intense sometimes because there are moments in motherhood where she [Suri] will have trouble putting on the coat or whatever,” she says. “Then it’s a story about how she won’t wear a coat.”
Of course Ellen, with her wonderful comedic timing, got a kick over people thinking Katie is giving Suri “p-e-n-i-s gummy bears” as a midnight snack. Hey, it is pretty funny!