Katie Holmes Speaks Out About Holmes & Yang Ending: 'I'm Concentrating on Acting and Motherhood'

03/12/2014 at 10:57 AM ET

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Many fashionistas were surprised to hear of the sudden demise of Holmes & Yang, Katie Holmes’s five-year-old clothing line with her stylist Jeanne Yang. Despite the line’s increasingly high profile, landing high-fashion spreads and and a spot at New York Fashion Week, the split had apparently been a long time coming.

At the time, insiders speculated about the reason Holmes and Yang ended their partnership, but the two key players were staying silent. Now, Holmes has spoken to Elle UK about the split. “I loved every minute of my time working on Holmes & Yang. I remain passionate about the design aesthetic we created, and am so happy with what Jeanne and I accomplished,” she said. “However I am now concentrating on acting and motherhood, which did not leave the label the time and attention it deserved. I’m really thrilled that the final showcase for Holmes & Yang is in Elle — I had a blast at my shoot for the magazine. It is fantastic to feel like it’s ending on a high.”

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Yang declined to comment to PEOPLE, but last week, a source shared some insight with us. “They have different approaches to absolutely everything: how to run the company, how to promote it and how to handle the press,” the source said. “The conflict isn’t about any one thing, it’s sort of about everything.”

What do you think of Holmes’s explanation? Are you sorry to see Holmes & Yang go?

–Alex Apatoff

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Jane on

Does anybody else notice the difference on how she looked when she was with Tom and now that she is on her own she looks like the normal Katie Holmes. There were times I would not recognize her with all the fancy clothes and all the make up when she was with Tom she looks happier that she be herself.

susan on

I like Katie and enjoyed seeing her on Broadway. I hope she does more plays because the movie roles she gets aren’t really all that interesting.

Gina on

Tom Cruise was instrumental in helping Katie get this going behind the scenes. Wonder if that had something to do with it too.

Meg on

I am sure she is set for life with the divorce settlement so I doubt she even needs to work. I think she is a fair actress. She will find work because she has a Meg Ryan appeal. Girl next door appeal. I do not see her getting big roles, but I do see her finding work…

CF98 on

What divorce settlement? All she got was child support and fully custody of Suri.

She signed a prenup.

I agree she ended it because it wasn’t profitable but how many people would admit that? I don’t see an issue with her response. Its not like she insulted anyone.

Alhena on

Having been in the fashion business for over 25 years I know how hard it is to actually make money – even if you put in 15 hour days. Most “celebrity lines” are totally done by others – the
celebrities merely show up for fittings, a little input here and there, and expect to reap big rewards. It’s just not so. Ms.Holmes probably expected a better return for her investment
and just decided to pull the plug on a line that really wasn’t that special or interesting. Of course, like a politician, she has to declare she wants to “spend more time with her family”, which is usually a cope-out. Hope her acting career is more durable than her fashion career.

thumbelina on

katie was better off staying with tom. her career’s been a mess since she left him, and her life choices too. i used to be such a huge fan of hers cause she seemed to know what was good for her to get her name out there for her career. sad to see her burning bridges left and right now.

Kristan on

I have nothing personal against Katie. I bet she is a great mom. But she’s not a good actress and she really doesn’t have much style. She always seems somewhat in a hurry and just not well styled (hair pieces always hanging out, etc). She’s “cute”… nothing sexy about her. I don’t know… she just seems like the neighbor lady/girl next door. Nothing special .. just average.

Kimberly on

Concentrate on motherhood, because you sure can’t act.

Donna on

Translation: I was as horrible at clothing design as I was at acting.

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