Los Angeles - Katie Holmes has reportedly hired a dating coach.
The actress is keen to move on from her marriage to Tom Cruise and the 34-year-old beauty - who has six-year-old daughter Suri with her former spouse - has sought professional help to boost her confidence around men.
A source said: ''It was after her birthday at the end of December that Katie decided it was time to give her love life a different approach.
''She's had one-to-one sessions and the occasional phone session, and she's learning how to approach people, as well as dating and flirting tips to get her confidence back.
''With a little bit of help, Katie now feels she's armed with enough confidence to start dating again and taking that next step to finding a perfect partner.''
Katie's friends are said to have been keen to match-make for her, but she opted to take a different approach to re-energising her love life.
The source added to Grazia magazine: ''It's a new year and she wants to do something about it.
''It's really hard to meet people in New York, especially when you're a single mother. If she's lonely, it would be understandable.
''Friends have suggested setting her up with people, but she wasn't that keen, so she has now turned to a professional to give her a much-needed boost.''
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Charlize Theron is due to host an episode of comedy show Saturday Night Live. Read More »
Taylor Swift is reportedly set for a role in Girls and has also asked for a part to be written for her friend Cara Delevingne. Read More »
She hasn't used deodorant in 20 years!
Haley Joel Osment is all grown up!
Look what Elana Afrika showed off!
Beatenberg will join 30 Seconds tour!
Kate and William drop some sick beats!
12 pics of Prince William and Duchess Kate!
New great pics of baby Prince George!
20 new pics of Kate and William.
South AfricaTiger BrandsMarket Related
South AfricaDiscovery ITMarket Related
South AfricaCity PressMarket Related
HousesR 2 100 000
HousesR 2 399 000
HousesR 3 450 000