Katie Holmes shops alone as she calls truce with Tom Cruise

Katie Holmes stayed strong as she headed out alone amidst reports she and Tom Cruise have called a temporary truce.

Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, divorceKatie Holmes stepped out alone in NYC yesterday. Copyright [Rex]

The 'Dawson's Creek' star looked stoic as she hit Chelsea Whole Foods  in NYC with just her bodyguard yesterday.

American website TMZ claims that she and actor Tom Cruise, who announced they were divorcing last week, have called a truce on whilst their lawyers try to negotiate a settlement.

According to the gossip site there are NO plans for either side to go to court - unless the negotiations break down.

Apparently the lawyers are negotiating child custody, visitation, child support and property settlement.

Tom Cruise, Katy HolmesKatie Holmes looked stoic amidst reports she and Tom Cruise have called a truce. Copyright [Rex]

Things had been looking like they were getting nasty between the two parties, with Tom's lawyers accusing Katie of playing the media.

Tom Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields previously attacked Katie for "playing the media". He said: "It's not Tom's style to do this publicly. He is really sad about what's happening.

[Related story: Nicole Kidman refuses to comment on Katy Holmes/Tom Cruise divorce]

[Related story: Katie Holmes flashes boob at tea with Suri]

"We are letting 'the other side' (Katie and her team), play the media until they wear everyone out and then we'll have something to say."

Katie has been photographed most days since the announcement of the divorce last Friday.

Katie Holmes, Suri CruiseKatie Holmes has been papped lots with daughter Suri this week. Copyright [Rex]

And the actress has been taking her six-year-old daughter for ice cream, to musuems and for tea parties with friends in front of the media's glare.

Since the split allegations that it was Katie's committment to Scientology that caused the rift.

But a source close to the star has denied this, saying: "[Katie] was totally committed to Scientology. She had enthusiasm for it and would voluntarily and gladly participate in it when Tom was off shooting movies. This is not a fight over religion. It's being used as a way to hurt Tom."