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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Bill on

Would she even have a clothes line without being Tom Cruises’ ex? She would be begging for guest appearances on TV Land. Alyssa Milana lite.

Bill on

I like how Cruise gets balmed for everything. Who put a gun to this dime-a-dozen starlet’s head to marry him? Everyone applauds her for getiing out of their marriage but, of course, give her no criticism for marrying the guy in the first place. He was the same guy from beginning to end.

Bill on

Is she letting her daughter walk yet or still carrying her around like a sack of potatoes?

sarahGrier on

Well nothing lasts more than 5 years with this woman! … Marriage…. Clothing line…..even Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003)! There’s something wrong with the attitude of this woman probably!

Guest on

I don’t know anything or should I say I never saw her fashion line. As for dropping it for motherhood and acting…well that’s a whole nother story. In my book she should have stayed with fashion. Acting isn’t her strongest attribute. In other words she isn’t talented as an actress…one has to wonder if she was a talent in the fashion field?

vincenza8907 on

I didn’t even know she had a clothing line… and was she really concentrating on acting because I have not seen her in anything.

PS on

Notice how much more articulate and intelligent Holmes sounds now that she doesn’t have to filter her words through the Mouth of Sauron – oh, sorry, I meant Tom Cruise and his Scientology cronies.

Laurie on

I hope Jeanne moves forward with another line. She was clearly the brains and design behind the brand and I think she’s extremely talented.

young_voter on

Katie looks good but we all know that Tommie has already been there.

jabba on

You cannot sell awful ugly clothing, I saw some of the line in Barney’s and it was ridiculous, un stylish, not worth hundreds of dollars at all, no wonder, they had to dump it, it was not selling! Katie has a pretty face but her own style is horrible, she is usually a mismatched mess the times I’ve seen her.

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