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Katie Holmes Turns 35, Tweets Thanks to Fans for "Kind Birthday Wishes"

E! Online
by Peter Gicas

Happy Birthday, Katie Holmes!

The actress turns the big 3-5 today, and it seems like it's been a good one so far.

"Thank you all for my kind birthday wishes---you have made my day!" Suri Cruise's mom tweeted on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

It's actually just one of several tweets that Katie has sent out since she joined Twitter back in October.

Embracing the world of social media, however, was probably not the most eventful moment for the actress over the course of the last 12 months.

For instance, she did enjoy a couple of mother-daughter trips with Suri earlier this year.

In March, the two spent several days hanging out with Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., where they were snapped riding the carousel as well as jumping into a go-kart.

And in October, Katie and Suri went on a safari adventure at the Aquila Game Reserve in Cape Town, South Africa.

Meanwhile, the birthday girl also decided to change things up in the hair department this month. At the recent Z100 Jingle Ball in New York City, Katie debuted a richer, darker and slightly shorter 'do.

Of course, what kind of year would it be for a celeb if there weren't at least a few romance rumors, right?

Speculation surfaced that Katie was dating Jake Gyllenhaal (false!), jazz musician Peter Cincotti (not true!) and Jamie Foxx ("quite hilarious").

Can't wait to see what the next 365 days bring for Katie. Real or otherwise.?