The Girl Next Door
What Katie Holmes Plans to Tell Her 'Many' Grandchildren One Day
By Kate Coyle
Her daughter Suri is only 8-years-old, but Katie Holmes is already thinking ahead.
Way, way ahead.
Asked how she envisions the future, this week's PEOPLE cover star says, "Hopefully enjoying the ones I love" – including, eventually, grandchildren.
And given the size of her sprawling family, she is counting on lots of loved ones.
"The Holmes family is enormous," she says. "Because my dad was the youngest of five, and I'm the youngest of five, I was the youngest of all the grandchildren."
Growing up in Toledo, Ohio, the future style star had an especially close bond with her paternal grandmother, Grandma Holmes.
"She used to give me her clip-on earrings, and I thought she was so glamorous," recalls Holmes, 35. "And she used to say to me, 'Katie, you have such pretty eyes … they're just like mine.' "
"I'm going to say that to my many grandkids someday," she adds, "and I can't wait."
For much more on Katie Holmes, including her feelings on falling in love again, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now