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Katie Holmes is an ‘inspiring’ mom, says ‘secret’ Costar Jerry O’Connell

Make it work! Jerry O’Connell learned more than just acting from costar Katie Holmes after the duo worked together The Secret: Dare to Dream.

“Katie Holmes is perhaps the prettiest [person], ”Said O’Connell, 46, Us weekly exclusively on Friday, July 31, while his collaboration with Bob Evans Farms. The duo plays together in the film adaptation of Rhonda Byrneself-help book from 2006, The secret, directed by Andy Tennet. “A few takeaways I got from working with Katie Holmes – of course [she’s] a great actress, clearly beautiful. But a great mom, really great mom. Actually an inspiring parent. ‘

The Dawson’s Creek Alum, 41, shares a 14-year-old daughter with ex-husband Tom Cruise, whom she was married from 2006 to 2012. Despite her busy career, Holmes still makes her daughter her number 1 priority.

Katie Holmes and Jerry O’Connell Charles Sykes / Invision / AP / Shutterstock; Stephen Lovekin / Shutterstock

“Looking at the time Katie took with her daughter when we were working, you know, it was really inspiring,” O’Connell added. “It made me realize that I don’t keep in touch with my kids enough [when at] work, you know? … Katie is a great person, a great mom. I really enjoyed working with her. We had a good time. ‘

Earlier this year, the Batman begins actress opened up about the ‘intense’ experience of being a single mom to a teen in public after her divorce from Cruise, 58.

“It was a lot of attention and I had a small child on top of it,” she said In style in March. ‘[I want] to make sure she is 100 percent herself and strong, confident and competent. And to know. She came out very strong – she has always been a strong personality. … She is very focused and a hard worker. ”

O’Connell, for his part, shares 11-year-old twin daughters Charlie and Dolly with his wife Rebecca Romijn, whom he married in 2007. After 13 years of marriage, the couple underwent their biggest test during quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I have to say – I’m going to have problems with this – during quarantine [began] … I was like, “I’m not sure how, not only will our family make it, but can my marriage handle this?” Kangaroo Jack actor teased. “And I dare say it was quite fun. Maybe we’ll make it. ‘

O’Connell and Alfonso Ribeiro Team up with the Bob Evans Farms for the Love at First Bite campaign and create fun recipes using the brand’s dinner sides to save time and create lasting family memories.

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