14 Years In The Life Of Katie Holmes

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In what’s likely to be TV’s best Halloween guest-star pop-up, Katie Holmes will play a “slutty pumpkin” on tonight’s episode of “How I Met Your Mother.”

It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight long years since Holmes was a regular on network television.

And in the time since “Dawson’s Creek” wrapped, she’s followed a path that none of the show’s fans could have predicted.

2005: Weeks later, Holmes begins publicly dating actor Tom Cruise, who's fresh off a divorce from his wife of a decade, Nicole Kidman.

2005: Holmes isn't even present for the most famous moment concerning her ever -- Cruise jumps on Oprah Winfrey's talk show couch while declaring his love for Holmes.

2006: Holmes gives birth to Suri Cruise, and the couple keeps the baby successfully hidden from sight until this September cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz.

2006: In November, Cruise and Holmes marry in Italy.

2009: At least her haircut, which inspires a myriad of copycats, looks good.

2011: Holmes successfully sues Star Magazine for $50 million after they run a story implying that she's addicted to drugs.

2011: Holmes debuts Holmes & Yang, a clothing line she designed with her stylist, at premium department stores.

Now check out another turn-of-the-century sensation -- who's still a sensation today.

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