Talk about putting on a brave face!

After announcing that she was filing for divorce from husband Tom Cruise on Friday, Katie Holmes was snapped returning to her new apartment in the Big Apple after taping a segment for an upcoming episode of Project Runway. The actress wore a conservative but stylish navy blue dress, high heels and jewelry, but her gold wedding band, which she was seen wearing just last Thursday, was noticeably absent.

In her divorce papers, Holmes reportedly stated that her five-year marriage to Tom Cruise was "irretrievably" broken at least 6 months prior to filing, and interestingly enough she chose to submit the legal docs in the state of New York, rather than California. While we've always understood that Katie was bi-coastal, she claims in the docs that both she and Tom have been residents in New York for over 2 years.

So why would she be going through all this effort to keep it in a New York court? Since she's seeking sole custody of the couple's 6-year-old daughter Suri, she apparently has a better chance of getting what she wants with a judge, but in order for the NY court to have jurisdiction, she has to prove that she's a resident. Makes sense, but think it will work?