Never-before-seen photo of Katie Holmes with lookalike family member leaves fans doing a double take

Hannah Hargrave

Katie Holmes isn’t the only one with some striking features in her family, as it turns out her sweet niece is her mini-me.

The actress took to Instagram to celebrate a family member’s birthday with a photo of her smiling by his side.

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With their raven hair and wide smiles, everyone could be forgiven for thinking they were sisters. “Happy birthday to my wonderful niece!!!! Love you,” Katie wrote.

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WATCH: Katie Holmes’ daughter Suri looks like she sings Blue Moon in her movie’s opening credits

It was also her mum’s birthday and Katie also paid tribute to her with a black and white photo. “Happy Birthday to my beautiful, kind, talented and loving mom,” the star added, along with the soundtrack of Girls just want to have fun.

Katie is incredibly close to her family and that includes her talented daughter, Suri, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Tom Cruise.

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The mother-of-one is raising her 16-year-old son in New York and recently revealed she works with her too.

They have the same smile!

Suri sings Blue Moon in the opening credits of her mother’s film, alone togetherand her voice is so angelic.

Katie spoke to Yahoo! Entertainment on her daughter’s role in the film and said: “She is very, very talented. She said she would and she recorded it and I let it do its thing.

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“That’s how I realize in general: it’s like, ‘That’s what I think we all want – go do your thing’.”

Katie also wished her mum a happy birthday

When asked why she chose Suri for the job, she replied: “I always want the highest level of talent, so I asked him.”

Katie opened up about how the duo coped with the height of the pandemic together in a recent interview, revealing the sweet ways they would pass the time during lockdown.

“I was painting, we had a sewing machine, so we were quilts, we were cooking; we were on perpetual vacation,” Katie told Amazing magazine’s second issue.

“We were also on a lake and there was a hammock, so I woke up, sewed, had a coffee, took a nap on the hammock [laughs]… Oh and, by the way, I have to add that; we were at a lake, so we probably watched Dirty Dancing ten times. Let me tell you, I danced to it in the living room, and it still holds up. It was fun.”

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