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Katie Holmes: Suri's Penis Gummies Explained!

Katie Holmes: Suri's Penis Gummies Explained!

Katie Holmes makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which airs on Friday (April 1).

The 32-year-old actress told Ellen about her daughter Suri being photographed holding a box of “penis gummies.”

“Recently, I took her to get ice cream in New York at this place called Serendipity that we go to all the time. It’s for kids,” Katie said. “The clientele is children. We go in and we are waiting for a table and she grabs some gummies that are boy part gummies. I was horrified.”

“P-e-n-i-s gummies,” Katie spelled out. “I said, oh wow those aren’t Swedish fish.”

“They are called p-e-n-i-s gummies and they look like it. She was holding the box and I was like ok, wow we don’t need that right now. Because I thought if I said put that back and then she’s going to say, what is this? And I really didn’t want to have that conversation. I was like, why are selling these here? This is for kids. And then it was on the cover of a magazine that I’m giving her those gummies.”

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  • Frozoid

    She’s too old to be using the word “like” all the time. Grow up.

  • believe

    I was at that shop and saw them. Was surprised myself. Katie did the right thing. If she would of over-reacted, it would of caused more problems. Too bad the press didn’t give her a fair shake on this and say the what happened. This could of happened to anyone.

  • Ha

    Wasn’t it like midnight ? Lol nice parenting , Katie.

  • Kaley Cuoco Insider

    Wow. Didn’t know they make those.

  • Michell

    If this had hapen to me when my children were younger, I would of taken the gummies out from my childs hands and put them back where they were, and moved my child from them and focus her on something else, if she asked just say “you don’t need those we are here for ice cream” No scene made and no need to make a big deal about it.

    Are she could of said Miss Queen those aren’t for you, you know they’re for you’re daddy! >:)

  • http://j carlota f.

    i think she gave a good explanation

  • aclineo

    I couldn’t IMAGINE raising a kid under that kind of microscope!

  • Lynn

    I can understand her position, I would have done the same. What a bunch of indecent perverts those that own that place; I hope they have lost a client after that.

  • jo

    She’s an idiot. I would have snatched those things out her hands the minute I knew what they were. Who cares if she asked what it is. It’s better than her seeing that pic when she gets older and is teased by other kids. Such a nutjob!

  • sourpatch575

    Suri is going to be a Kid Mom rather than my hypothesis as a Teen Mom.

  • Kaley Cuoco Insider

    Okay. I liked her explanation. I, also, think it must be tough for her to being constantly spied on by paparazzi… but I just had a look at the photos … prior to seeing them, I thought they came in a bag…. but these gummies come in a box with the words “Penis gummies” written on it. Seriously…

  • annie

    Well, all she has to do is to be honest. She should have said that in scientology religion, they cant say no to a kid! And thats the truth. What Suri wants Suri gets!

  • NettieB

    Nothing wrong with girl children knowing what a penis is. Americans are beginning to sound like new age puritans.

  • Lee

    @jo: You can’t be self concious all the time, acting in ways to avoid bullying. If you’re bullied its not your fault, but the bully’s.

  • Sue

    I’ve been to Serendipity last summer and before I went I check out the reviews here one I came across.

    By Alwaysjlove on 6/20/2009

    “I waited 3 hours in the rain for them to tell me they don’t allow strollers. I spoke to the manager and he said NO STROLLER. I asked if he discriminates again children and he openly said YES!!!! DON’T WASTER YOUR TIME!!!! As a real NYC resident I can tell you if you want great frozen hot coco and a fun experience go to Dylan’s No line, no waiting, no rude staff.”)

    I still went because I have no kids so how can Katie say “the clientele is children” when clearly it’s not and when I went there were only 2 kids in the restaurant at that time. Now Dylan’s is a place that if very kid friendly and for kids. Here is the link for the review in case you feel I’m making it up.

  • janie

    wow now the kid gonna grow up thinking penis is a form of delicacy.. mm i’m sure that conversation will be a fun then

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  • Sebastian Shaw

    Katie Holmes is incredibly gorgeous. Now she has to drop that ugly horse’s ass husband of hers, Tom Cruise It is unfortunate that she is as attractive as she is misguided with her poor taste in men. She should be with someone around her age not a guy who obviously can’t handle women around his age.

  • Natasha Champness

    Isn’t it about time she had another child? You would think she wants a son as well but she doesn’t seem interested.

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  • Jordyn

    Good that Katie clarified the gummy candy situation. Hope she explained Suri’s pacifier, too. And the heels. And the late hours. And the baby bottles. And the make-up. And the lack of warm clothing on chilly days. . Somehow I doubt it.

  • Jeepers Creepers

    #19- are you daft?

    Certain people should have children.

    NOT Katie Holmes!

    jeepers creepers! Only responsible people who have children for all the right reasons. I really hope you don’t have any children yourself….geez

  • annie

    Can’t think of anything worse than being spied on all the time. She goes into a shop and the paps are standing outside taking pics through the windows. I know it goes with the job, but it must be so tiresome.

  • Susie#1

    The more Katie Holmes quotes that are published just reinforce how incredibly dumb she is; that’s in addition to her being completely clueless.
    (“Actress”, mother, clothing designer, singer, dancer. The list is endless.)

  • Charlotte

    There’s nothing wrong with a kid knowing what a p***s is, many kids that age know that. But Katie is an idiot, that store is NOT KID FRIENDLY, aside from those gummies, in the same display they sale edible underwear , c**k blockers and other things like that, so definitely Do NOT take your kid to that place.

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  • suzy

    How very New York City. Gummy bear penis in an ice cream shop!

    What a disgusting place this must be, sound like porn ice cream! Why? just for the sake of NASTY!

  • DaVinciSmetana

    She was buying them for her husband.

  • omg

    tommy girl made her explain , while he sat back stage eating gummy dicks

  • nanci

    why do they spoil Suri sooooo much ! kids have to be told NO sometimes.

  • IcKe

    come on now, please grow up.
    whats the deal about it. Every second person has a penis. its a NORMAL thing and its not unsavory to speak with your child about it.

  • Grandma of Four

    Well…I can accept the series of events! Sort of! I do feel the paps have been hounding this little girl. Bud I do have a question for Katie! (as I recall, this incident took place sometime around the midnight hour)…WHY in the world did you have your little four year old child out in the middle of the night for ice cream? THAT was more concerning than the gummie candy…although, I think the establishment they were at should take more care in their candy ordering! Just plain GROSS! :- (

  • FFer

    Tuesday morning at 8:16, I woke up from a dream about walking around Seattle at midnight with my iPad in hand, doing a google image search for the word [s u c k]. I came up to some women on the University Bridge sitting at a suicide hot line table. The ladies on the phone were crying just as much as the people who had called into their service.

  • bubbaness

    The beautiful thing about parenting is that you don’t HAVE to offer an explanation when you’re laying down the law. Just goes to show who has the power in that family. Plenty of other parents would redirect without fretting over an explanation.

  • missy b

    Jared’s excerpt is misleading. I saw a preview video of Katie on Ellen, and she made it clear that she did NOT buy the gummies. Jared left out the last part of her quote.

  • missy b

    Here it is.

    “I was like, ‘Oh my god, no.’ We put them back.”

  • Unknown

    I love Katie but I feel for this child having to live with these kinds of parents.

  • juniper

    The place Serendipity is not just for kids, many adults go there too. There are often lines outside to get in; it is a historic NY place. Katie needs to lighten up about this, and maybe stop feeding her child so much sugar.

  • itsme

    ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY NO!!! Its time Suri learns the meaning of the word. Its a shame Tom and Katie don’t know how to raise a well adjusted child. I’m sure it has a lot to do with all of that Scientology crap….

  • Isaa

    Katie Holmes does not have parenting skills. Too dumb to understand the simpliest things. Too self absorbed in her “Career”… what acting career….just like someone JA…keeps making movies that don’t amount to anything …or being on broadway…only way she gets these roles is because of her connection to Tom Cruise. Stay home Katie and be a good normal mother and raise Suri like a normal child.

  • Juliet

    I’ve been to Serendipity and it’s definitely not a kiddie place. She’s flat out lying about that. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a kid grabbing hold of a pack of ‘adult’ gummies (apart from the fact she was out at midnight) but KH should not try to blame the restaurant by claiming it’s a kiddie place when it isn’t. Besides why didn’t she just say, ‘no you can’t have candy at midnight.’ No explanation about what the gummies show neccesary.

  • Frida

    Well, I’m glad that she realizes that it was weird. The penis gummies aren’t the biggest issue though. Ellen should’ve asked her why she insists on bringing her daugther out at midnight/ don’t dress her properly etc. etc.

  • lol

    @FFer: ?

  • toria

    I’ve read that Katie is supposed to be smart. Got high grades. Why then does she consistently sound so vapid and moronic. Her quotes sound “like” the way a teenager would talk.

  • Ann

    The girl doesn’t know what they are, and won’t think to even wonder about the shapes. She’s young enough to only be thinking that’s it’s candy. And I agree, if a big deal was made, she might start wondering why. She’s not old enough to remember this event so it really doesn’t matter. I’d let her eat them.

  • the use of the word LIKE

    Katie should read this AOL article on the word “Like” and job hunting:

    For years Baby Boomers have been aggravated by young job applicants who use terms like, ‘uh,’ ‘like’ and ‘ya know’ excessively, and now there’s research that says it’s more than just an aggravation — it could well be a deal breaker.

    That’s according to research conducted by the Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For the study, they set up mock job interviews with hiring professionals, and then spoke with the interviewers about their impressions.

    They came to the conclusion that adult professionals were least likely to want to hire those who used the word “like” excessively and incorrectly. The interviewers also perceived the applicant to be less professional, and were less likely to recommend the interviewee for hiring.

    Gratuitous, as well as incorrect use of the word “like” seems to really rub many people the wrong way, and most of those who overuse it have no idea they’re doing it. Sentences such as, “So he’s like, ‘you’re the best worker I’ve ever seen,’ and that, like, made me feel I’m like, so professional,” could drive an interviewer mad. Surprisingly enough, the interviewers preferred ‘uh’ to ‘like.’

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  • Chrissy

    Did a grown woman just use the term “boy parts” and spell out the correct name for the male sexual organ? What an utter and complete moron. Katie speaks like a 15 year old who’s never seen a P E N I S. Oh wait. She’s married to Tom Cruise. I pretty sure she’s never seen his. Katie’s PR says she was accepted to Columbia. I’d like to see the acceptance letter. Lets face it. PR people can say whatever they want. She speaks like an idiot. Acts like a 12 year old and sounds so affected I laughed out loud.

    Seriously, if Suri’s only problem was picking up a package of adult candies, I’d say so what, but the fact is this child has cretins for parents, is being raised in a cult, is still using a pacifier and a bottle at 5 (nearly), wears high heels and makeup, refuses to wear seasonal clothing…etc. Hate to say it but the candies are nothing compared to what this kid is going to be like in a few years and it’s completely the fault of the two idiots who are raising her.

  • FFer

    Why was Kate on a show for predatory suicidal lesbians talking about child candy issues?

  • maria

    Unbelievably stupid explanation…just take the candy away from her and say no. Why does she need candy AND icecream at midnight!!!