Following her breakup with Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes is currently dating a 36-year-old celebrity chef named Emilio Vitolo, who happens to be her first known boyfriend since the split.
Katie Holmes is an American actress best known for her roles in the TV drama series, Dawson’s Creek. With her beauty and skill in acting, Katie has made a name for herself in Hollywood.
Her Disturbing Behavior role earned her the Best Breakthrough Female Performance at the 1999 MTV Movie Awards. Among other prestigious recognitions, she was honored with the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award in 2011. However, she is best known in some quarters as one of the ex-wives of Tom Cruise.
The actress had a crush on the Mission Impossible actor in her teenage years and her dream came through in 2005 when she parted ways with Chris Klein to whom she was engaged and began dating Tom.
Things happened quickly for Katie and Tom as they got engaged in June 2005, had their daughter Suri in April 2006, and became life partners in November of that same year. But to the surprise of everyone, they rushed out of the marriage quicker than they got into it.
Katie filed for divorce from Tom on the 29th of June 2012 and ten days later, they signed a divorce settlement, effectively bringing the union to an end.
Since her marriage to Tom packed up, the Wonder Boys actress has been romantically liked to a few men, including Eric Marlon Bishop, the Ray actor professionally known as Jamie Foxx. What she had with Jamie fizzled out and she is currently dating Emilio Vitolo, even though there are claims the flames are beginning to burn out as well.
The Actress’ Current Boyfriend Is a Celebrity Chef
- Full Name: Emilio Vitolo Jr
- Date of Birth: August 19, 1987
- Age: 36 Years Old
- Occupation: Chef and Actor
First fun fact about Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo – the actress is nine years older than her boyfriend. As you would easily find, she was born on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. Four months before she marked her 9th birth anniversary, precisely on the 19th of August 1987, Emilio was born in America to a father who was originally from Italy and a mother originally from Peru.
True, Emilio Vitolo has gained a lot of attention since he began dating Katie Holmes, but you would soon learn that he has always been popular, at least among celebrated figures. The man is a celebrity chef who works for his family restaurant called Emilio’s Ballato.
From what we learned, he works at the eatery which opened its doors in the ’90s alongside his parents and three siblings. Located in Soho, New York City, the restaurant is a favorite destination for popular personalities in showbiz and politics, including the former president of the United States, Barack Obama. Emilio shared on Instagram that Obama visited the restaurant with his daughter Malia.
Before Emilio became known to a lot of people as the boyfriend of Katie Holmes, he was known to many as an actor. To the best of our knowledge, he made his debut as an actor in 2013 when he featured as a protestor in the TV movie, Phil Spector.
That same year, he appeared as a bartender in several episodes of the TV series, Royal Pains, and was also seen in other productions like A Crime to Remember and Producing Juliet. His 2014 projects include 20-Something, The Genesis Project, and The Other Women.
Emilio has remained active in the industry over the year and has been seen in small and big-screen projects like Inside Amy Schumer, Scars of a Predator, Zeroes, The Vigil, and more. His projects in the pipeline as of this writing include Addi and The Birthday Cake.
Reports have it that Emilio Vitolo was engaged to a woman named Rachel Emmons before he began dating Katie. It is said that the woman aspiring to make a name as a designer is the founder of Anna Rachel Studio. She and Emilio were lovers for about two years: they lived together and were planning their wedding when they reportedly broke up.
It has been suggested that Katie Holmes has something to do with the breakup as she was seen with the chef a few days before he parted ways with Rachel.
Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo’s Relationship Came to Light In September 2020
It was in September 2020 that the public got to know that Emilio is the new man in Katie’s life; this was after they were captured making out in New York City. Some reports claim they met for the first time in late 2019 or early 2020. As the story goes, they met at Emilio’s family restaurant and she would later help him land a role in a short romantic film.
The relationship took off on a controversial note as it is believed that the chef cheated on his fiancée with the famous actress. Neither Katie nor Emilio has addressed this report but they were seen all over New York City kissing and being all over each other.
This was enough evidence that the two were lovers, but they have largely refrained from discussing the relationship with the public.
It was assumed that things have become serious between the two when the chef celebrated Holmes’ 42nd birth anniversary on Instagram. He proclaimed his love for the actress, describing her as an amazing, kind, and beautiful person. According to Emilio Vitolo, he smiles every time he sees the actress.
They Are Still Together But Are Reportedly Taking It Slowly
Of late, several reports have claimed that while Katie and Emilio are still dating, they are no longer all over each other as they used to be. This is based on the fact that they are not often seen together in public anymore and sources that divulged they are now taking things slowly.
Noting that the chef was nowhere to be seen when the actress celebrated the 15th birthday of her daughter on the 18th of April 2021, a PageSix article quoted a source that said Katie has many priorities in her life and that things were moving too fast for her.
Another source explained that the two have been very busy with their careers.
Who Has Katie Holmes Dated Since Tom Cruise?
For an actress who was once ranked at 38 on TV Guide’s list of 50 Sexiest Stars of All Time, a lot of people would be super excited to have the actress as their romantic partner. However, Katie has been very discreet with her love life: unlike most Hollywood stars, she has only dated a few men since she came to the limelight.
Katie Holmes dated Joshua Jackson who was her co-star in Dawson’s Creek. When the relationship ended, she met Chris Klien in 2000 and the duo got engaged in 2003 but never made it to the altar as the relationship came to an end in early 2005, though they have remained friends since then.
A little while after her break with Klien, the actress started dating Tom Cruise; this was in April 2005. Tom and Katie got engaged two months later and welcomed their only child, Suri, exactly one year after they went on their first date. They eventually tied the knot on November 18, 2006, at 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
After about five and a half years of being married, Katie and Tom parted ways. The divorce was the third for Tom Cruise and the first for Katie Holmes who was given custody of their daughter Suri Cruise. About a year after the marriage came to an end, the Disturbing Behavior actress began dating Jamie Foxx.
The Actress and Jamie Foxx Began Dating In August 2013, a Year After She Divorced Tom Cruise
Jamie Foxx is a versatile and famous entertainer: an Academy Award-winning actor and a Grammy Award-winning musician celebrated for movies like Ray, Django Unchained, Collateral, and much more.
Sometime in August 2013, it circulated that the actor was dating the actress. This was after they were seen together on a dance floor. It was said that Jamie had been seen several times at Katie’s home in New York City. But then, the actor denied he was dating the actress. He dismissed the rumors as “hilarious”, insisting they only danced at a charity alongside other people at the event.
But time has always been faithful in exposing the truth: it became obvious after a while that the two were lovers. If one must believe everything reported by celebrity gossip platforms, then the reason Jamie Foxx initially denied he was dating Katie Holmes was to protect her from legal troubles.
A source close to the actress reportedly disclosed that Katie agreed to not publicly date anyone for five years when she divorced Tom Cruise. As claimed, Tom was concerned Katie would embarrass him by publicly dating another man or talking about him and Scientology.
As a result, the divorce settlement Katie signed included terms that covered those concerns: she can date anyone she wanted but must keep it private, keep their daughter away from her lover, and refrain from discussing her marriage with Cruise.
It is said that Katie accepted the terms because she was desperate to leave the marriage. With that, she supposedly got $5 million in spousal support and another $4.8 million in child support, in addition to the custody of their daughter Suri.
Several times, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx were asked about what’s going on between them but they either denied being lovers or evaded answering the question.
Nevertheless, in conformity with the narrative that her divorce agreement prohibited her from publicly dating anyone until 2017, the actress and the actor were seen holding hands while hanging out at Malibu Beah in California, this was in September 2017.
They continued to keep the relationship private after that but then, they continued to display affection in public and later attended industry events together. First, they were seen together at the Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammys Gala of 2018 that was held in New York. Then in May 2019, they walked the red carpet of the Met Gala.
At this point, there was no doubt the two were dating.
Why Did Katie and Jamie Split Up?
For six years, Kaite Holmes and Jamie Foxx left the public speculating about their relationship, and just when it seemed they were ready to become more open, it emerged that they had gone their separate way. It was just after the two appeared at the Met Gala that it was reported they are no longer together.
Because of this, many regarded the reports as another breakup rumor but with time, it became obvious that Katie and Jamie had really ended their relationship. They have both moved on with their lives and have been romantically linked to other partners but people are yet to stop wondering why they broke up.
Given that the two were very secretive about the relationship, many didn’t expect them to explain why they parted ways and none was offered. As such, the reason behind their breakup has been completely left to speculations.
It is believed in some quarters that Katie Holmes ended the relationship because she was fed up with Jamie’s inability to commit to her. Before they broke up, it was suggested that the actor was also seeing Sela Vave, a singer, while he was with Katie.
Jamie and Sela had been seen in public together a few times but they both said they were only friends and that the former is helping the latter build her music career.
Apart from Sela, Jamie also allegedly dated other women while seeing Katie Holmes but we can’t authenticate this claim. Disregarding the cheating allegations, some reports have contended that the relationship came to an end because Katie was taking advantage of Jamie Foxx’s connections in the industry.
Yet, some sources have offered that the couple drifted apart because their career engagement and other responsibilities relegated their relationship to the back seat. That’s not all, it has also been said that Katie could no longer deal with Jamie’s excessive partying ways.
In a nutshell, every celebrity gossip site and blogger seems to have a unique narrative regarding why the two ended their six-year relationship: hardly is anyone certain of what really happened.