Actress Katie Holmes has lashed out at the media for spreading hurtful rumours about her family with Tom Cruise, insisting "enough is enough".
The couple welcomed daughter Suri in April 2006 but the tot was not unveiled to the public until months later, prompting the media and internet gossips to speculate about the existence of the baby.
Little Suri made her public debut in a family photo spread in the October 2006 issue of Vanity Fair, in which Holmes defended their actions, saying: "We weren't trying to hide anything... I do know what is being said in the press. This is my future. This is my family and I care so much about them. The stories are not okay. It eats away at me because it's just not okay."
However, rumours about the Cruise family and their Scientologist beliefs have continued to swirl - and Holmes is infuriated with the persistent claims.
She tells the new issue of Glamour magazine, "Some of the stuff (people said) was such absolutely horrible things to say about a child. It was so uncalled for and so disgusting. Enough is enough."
The Batman Begins star credits Cruise with helping her through that difficult period: "We were changing diapers. He said, 'I don't want you to get upset.' And I said, 'Well, I am upset.' So we approached it together...
"I definitely felt like - as a woman, as the mother of Suri - I want to handle this! My mum is very strong, and if anyone ever said anything about any of us, she would be, 'Excuse me? That's my family!'"
And Holmes is so determined to prove to the couple's critics just how normal their family life is - she would happily extend an invitation to visit their home.
Addressing her detractors, she says, "Why don't you come over and have dinner? See what there is to see."