People: Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx have been hitting it for over a year

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We never talked about Katie Holmes’ visit to the Zac Posen show at NYC fashion week last month. Katie wore a 1940s-style Posen coat & accessorized with an expression like she was hiding a big secret. Maybe that smirk meant something? In fall, 2013, we heard Katie and Jamie Foxx were getting busy and “keeping it quiet.” Since I have a soft spot for Katie and would do very bad things for Jamie, I embraced these rumors. The new couple was said to have hooked up during the 2014 Super Bowl weekend in Miami. Alas, we never saw photo evidence, so the story died out.

Surprise. People claims that Katie and Jamie have been furtively hitting it all along. It sounds like they’re friends with benefits:

There have long been rumors that Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are linked romantically … so are they actually an item?

In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, multiple sources confirm the pair have been spending time together for well over a year — but it’s nothing serious.

“This is not some intense romance,” a source with knowledge of the situation tells PEOPLE. “Jamie and Katie are friends and have been for a long time. They are two adults who are attractive and single, and so apparently conclusions will be drawn.”

Adds the source: “But contrary to those conclusions, they’re not about to run off and make some serious commitment.”

The actress, whose new drama Mania Days premiered at SXSW over the weekend, bought an L.A.-area home in August and moved there with daughter Suri, 8.

An insider tells PEOPLE Holmes, 36, has been spotted visiting Foxx, 47, “often” at his nearby home and that “they spend hours together” at a time.

While sources don’t expect Holmes to take things to the next level with Foxx, she’s open to another serious relationship one day.

[From People]

If the story is in People, it’s either true, PR-sanctioned, or both. I find it interesting that People took this long to endorse the covert romance. Katie and Jamie are probably having a fling, right? They don’t have strong feelings for each other but can’t stay away. Or perhaps they still don’t want to anger Tom. Does he still matter?

I’m including photos of Jamie, Katie, and Tom together at a 2006 Vikings vs. Redskins game. Plus some pictures of Katie and Jamie onstage at the 2013 Hamptons event where the good times (supposedly) began. Get it, girl.

Jamie Foxx

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  1. MissBB says:

    Good for her

  2. NewWester says:

    Both are adults, so go have some fun. After being married to Tom Cruise, I can’t imagine she really had much fun in that marriage

    • polkasox says:

      No kidding. Jamie seems like he’d be a lot of fun (& not creepy/controlling like Tom) Good for Katie!

  3. Christin says:

    If true, and she’s managed to keep it quiet this long, it is her second most successful covert mission. Good for her.

    • Senaber says:

      Seriously! Katie Holmes: media ninja. Is it because she’s so recognizable yet bland? Like, people care but they don’t care, you know?

    • LB says:

      Looks pretty true if the picture in US Weekly of them holding hands is unaltered. They look very….couply. It looks like someone secretly snapped a photo of them and sold it to US. To get ahead of US Weekly’s cover story, a rep ran to People, which is why it probably took a year to get the scoop?

      Like you said, kudos to Katie for keeping it quiet for so long. I doubt she would have even had a rep confirm it now if US Weekly hadn’t got that photo.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Or, maybe it’s that her movie is premiering at SXSW and she’s ready to promote?

      • LB says:

        Oh I didn’t realize she had a movie coming out! Yup, that’s definitely possible as well.

        Either way, she did manage to keep it quiet for over a year.

    • EC says:

      Yup. Any celebrity who says the media is to invasive needs to look to Katie Holmes. It can be done – you really can be PRIVATE – if you want to. Not saying it’s an easy or always fun, but it can be done.

  4. Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

    He could do better.

    • Dubois says:

      SHE could do better. He’s such a poser. Always with the 3-piece suits, scarves, shades. He’s the male Posh.

  5. Snowpea says:

    Jamie Foxx is a fox, Katie not so much. Katie reminds me a little bit of brown bread; wholesome but not sexy or fun. Maybe Foxx will be the pickles on her sandwich?

    Cruise strikes me as neither straight, gay or anything in between so I doubt very much there was swinging from the chandeliers in their household but then Cruise is so damn weird and freaky I can’t even begin to make sense of him at all anymore.

    • Kaley says:

      “Cruise strikes me as neither straight, gay or anything in between so I doubt very much there was swinging from the chandeliers in their household ”

      I’ve always thought he was asexual. No idea why everyone thinks he’s gay. There isn’t an ounce of sexuality in him.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      +3.

    • Christin says:

      It’s as if there are at least two distinct versions of him. There was early Tom, who seemed quite normal despite his huge stardom. Then came the much harder to figure out Tom, who surfaced in the past 10-15 years. Truly baffling.

      • TarheelPixie says:

        Kinda goes hand and hand with his immersion into Scientology……they bring the out the crazy.

    • StripedSea says:

      *dead* at “pickles on her sandwich”. Totally stealing this one :)

    • serene says:

      Cruise reminds me a bit of Clooney- you can’t really figure them out. They both come over as rather asexual, or perhaps it’s just some sort of inferiority complex in that area…Both are also known control freaks…seems to go hand in hand. Nothing relaxed about them, yet at times (Cruise’s couch jumping, or Clooney’s constant announcements of his deep love for Amal) they act over-the-top, just not truly emotional.

    • Cecada says:

      Yeah I agree, Cruise is certainly Handsome… But about as sexy as a ‘Ken’ doll.

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Lucky her, if true. I’m glad she got away from Tom, and I think she is very pretty, but I didn’t like the way she used her daughter to gain leverage in her divorce. I know it wasn’t all her fault, but she seemed to allow and even encourage Suri to be exposed to constant situations that were obviously distressing to her.

    And I just loathe People since their article about how “adorable” it was that the 17 year old Jenner kid was dating a grown man.

    • Snazzy says:

      Yup, I’m done with people after the whole Jenner kid thing …

      As for Katie, well, good for her. Everyone deserves happiness in their lives :)

    • Lori says:

      What leverage did she gain by using Suri? its not like she got a huge settlement or really high child support.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I don’t pretend to be very knowledgable about the subject, but from what I’ve read, it was more of a power struggle or public opinion struggle than a money thing. People said she was constantly calling the paps to show what a good mother she was, how she and Suri were happier without Tom, how she was a better, more involved parent than Tom – there were rumors that he was going to try to get custody of Suri and alienate her from her mother as he did with Nicole Kidman. I can certainly understand how she would fight for her daughter tooth and nail, but it made me cringe to see those constant photos of Suri surrounded by photographers screaming at her, and I thought she should have been protected as much as possible from that.

      • LAK says:

        GNAT: if what you say is true, then I dislike her even more, nevermind what she was trying to do to get away from Tom.

        The paps were HORRID to Suri. There was a website dedicated to videorazzi of Suri and more often than not, the child was crying, begging them to stop and very, very distressed. Meanwhile Katie is just standing to the side smiling, not helping her daughter, with the world’s worst bodyguards who allowed the paps to crowd them and or touch them. And the paps would call out abusive things to the child. One video you could here grown adult men calling a child the B word for refusing to have her picture taken.

        And then to compound it all, the resulting photos would have people commenting on Suri’s behaviour in negative ways, calling her a brat. Even here on those threads, people would repeatedly call her a brat based on those pictures.

        I wish she’d found a better way to claim her child than to expose her like that.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I agree, LAK, it was very disturbing. She was so tiny, surrounded by these huge grown ups, screaming at her. I can’t imagine.

      • H says:

        I don’t blame Katie one bit for using whatever means necessary to get Suri away from that nut Tom Cruise and his UFO cult. Katie saw how Tom got custody of his two other children and turned them against their own mother, Nicole. I’d become a superhero to prevent that from happening to my kid. Scientology is a blight on families and destroys people’s lives. I wouldn’t want my kid anywhere near that “religion.” Read “Going Clear,” and you’ll see why Katie used those methods. Good for her if she’s dating Jamie.

      • Jayne says:

        I think even some journo posted about how he knew she was playing the pap game to gain public support- at Suri’s expense. The story involves her going to whole foods and there was an underground entrance but she always went out the front knowing the paps were there. Don’t recall the whole thing but google it…its from a journo dude who was in NY and watched it all go down.
        I still think she uses Suri for press. You can see pictures of her bending down to get in the same short as Suri and smile for the pap. True story- saw it myself.

  7. Josephine says:

    I don’t think I could ever date a friend of my ex-husband. There are just some lines that feel icky to cross. On the other hand, if it really were a business-relationship and not a marriage, maybe that line doesn’t exist. I’ve never understood how she gets work; I also can’t imagine her being any fun in a hook-up type of relationship.

    • Adele Dazeem says:

      But is Jamie really a close friend? Yes, Tom and he were in a film together and I guess have gone to some events at the same time, but how close are they really?

    • MelissaManifesto says:

      I agree. But I don’t think Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise were super close. They both work in the same town, starred in a movie together, so it’s obvious that they have socialize like the rest of Hollywood.

    • TarheelPixie says:

      I could be wrong, but I’ve heard Tom tried to recruit Jamie into Scientology, even going so far as to make a “donation” in his name and inviting him to dinner with “friends” which turned out to be a Scientology recruitment event. Jamie was not pleased. That crap could end a friendship, fast.

  8. Easi says:

    There were some blinds about this a few years ago I thought.

  9. MrsBPitt says:

    Good for them!!!

  10. Hautie says:

    Doesn’t Jamie live with a long term girlfriend? The one who is the Mother of his last daughter?

    I really thought Jamie lived with that girl’s, Mother. And I just don’t see her having a open mind, about Katie Holmes roaming around in the Foxx home.

    Plus this does not match up with the on going gossip… about who she has been shagging. Which of course these blinds still have not named the married lovers name!

    http://goo.gl/qQcpkq

  11. Imo says:

    It’s always the quiet ones, eh? I hope the’re both enjoying one another’s company. It sucks and blows when one party is secretly hoping for more but outwardly keeping it super casual because the other party has set boundaries.

  12. kibbles says:

    Maybe we think she is boring because she is such a bland actress and in terms of looks she is very pretty but very vanilla. In a way her looks remind me of Duchess Kate. Pretty yet plain. However, I believe Katie is quite intelligent and maybe there is more to her than meets the eye. I also don’t believe Tom Cruise is gay. He is weird and belongs to a religious cult, but he does have redeeming qualities as someone whom people enjoy working with on a film. Katie and Tom seemed to have a lot of sparks at the beginning of their relationship, but ultimately, Scientology just like any extremist religion will take a toll on any independent and strong woman. I doubt Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx are close friends, so I see nothing wrong with this hookup.

  13. Adele Dazeem says:

    If this is true, it’s a massive step-up from Tom. And kudos to her for keeping it quiet for so long. Katie is very good at these sly little manoeuvres, isn’t she? Just goes to show you can spring a divorce on someone and date someone in Hollywood without the paparazzi finding out.

  14. Birdie says:

    The random is strong with this couple.

    • Imo says:

      Not really. Thie friendship goes back years and the hookup rumors go back at least a year or two.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Exactly what I was thinking. More random than Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden but less random than Sean Penn and Charlize Theron, in the SDM scale of randomness.

    • Pandy says:

      Yeah, totally random! Can’[t seem to muster up any more energy to care about them than that.

  15. pretty says:

    he’s HOT

  16. original kay says:

    I read on some site, could have been TMZ? that Tom and Katie don’t even speak, not even about Suri. Also that he still never sees Suri, and that is plays the concerned about any boyfriends of Katie’s card. (bad bad grammar there)

    I like her, for no particular reason. Maybe just because she was unhappy and set about to change her life for the better, and she seems a very devoted mom.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, I’ve found myself liking her more and more, too. She seems pretty normal post-Tom and always seem to look so glowingly happy since the divorce.

    • Jayne says:

      The tmz article is from today and it actually says he DOES see her.
      It just doesn’t say how much. They make a point of saying both sides said Tom still is involved in her life.

  17. Kara M says:

    Katie Holmes = Official Beard To The Stars.

    • Sumodo1 says:

      Thanks for catching that drift.

    • pix says:

      OMG – Exactly. I am surprised this wasn’t mentioned sooner.

    • Bella bella says:

      My first thought, too. Haven’t there been countless blinds about Foxx preferring guys, something about a bad back and ‘roids? I can’t even remember the details, but it must have been this website because it’s the only one I go to for gossip.

  18. Lucy2 says:

    If it’s true, good for her.
    It’s amazing how she was photographed constantly, and now not at all. A few people said she was tipping off the paparazzi- i’m wondering if she did it for her safety post split, until the CoS threat died down.

  19. Caitlin Bruce says:

    Us weeky have a picture of the 2 holding hands at his record studio

  20. TippyToes says:

    Another bearding job.

  21. Imo says:

    She may be vanilla but I think she is a genuinely kind person. Years ago pre-TomKat she was on punk’d. In the setup a delivery guy was supposed to find her in a waiting room and ask directions. He was then supposed to become increasingly distraught in a paranoid, sweaty, panicky breakdown in order sort of way in order to freak her out. But she was worried about the guy calmly telling him to relax and take deep breaths. She told him that whatever was wrong she would help him figure it out. I was impressed and when I saw Tom doung his love jumps on Oprah I was not too surprised.

    • Linn says:

      Good to hear Katie is a kind person, but I hate the idea of that setup. Mental disorders/anxiety attacks are no jokes. I would not be amused if somebody deliberately brought me in Katie’s situation.

  22. KelT says:

    Ellen, Pharrell, and Colin Powell were on that stage too at the Super Bowl. MAYBE she’s hitting it with ALL of them!

    Must be a slow week for People.

  23. MelissaManifesto says:

    Considering it’s true, I like this couple. It’s not your typical Hollywood It and power couple, but it’s mature and drama-free. Jamie Foxx has been supportive of the women of his family and in my opinion that says a lot about his character, Katie Holmes signed up for a marriage without realizing what she was doing but was smart enough to get away before it got too strange. I wish them the best.

  24. I’d rather see pictures of Suri.

  25. meme says:

    I think no one knew about this because no one really cares about Katie Holmes. She’s a bad actress and boring.

  26. serena says:

    Good for them, altough I’m a bit jelly (damn gurl, you get to it THAT), I really hope Katie will do well.

  27. Lori says:

    I had thought that Jamie had said in interviews (Oprah etc) that he exclusively dates Black Women. That’s really the only thing that surprises me about this “couple”. I remember him saying that he really cares what other POW think of him and that he wouldn’t want to be seen with anyone other than a black woman. Maybe that’s why they have kept things under the radar for a while, and nothing to do with Tom Cruise.

    • Kim1 says:

      Since when ? The mother of his youngest daughter is definitely white.She just attended the BET Honors.I believe the mother of his older daughter is white also but I am not positive.He was living with his younger daughter’s mother last year.Although I don’t believe they are still in a relationship.
      I don’t believe Jamie is gay, I believe he prefers women but also has sex with men.

  28. Jayna says:

    I think Jamie Fox is gay, so take this with a grain of salt.

    • Christin says:

      Confession time — If I were Katie, I would have to ask him to do the Wanda character.

      Maybe that is why she (allegedly) goes to his house. For comedy routines. It would have to be hilarious.

  29. Reece says:

    As Kaiser said…Get it, girl!
    US weekly has a pic of them together. It’s not a random pap shot either.

  30. Kori says:

    he and Tom did seem pretty close at one time. I don’t think I’ve seen them together since the divorce. Maybe he sided with Katie and they’re close friends but nothing else. She lost a lot of her celeb friends (who were really Tom’s it seems) so maybe she’s just really grateful to have someone on her side she can unload on, who knows?

    BTW his daughter often goes with him to award shows and she is gorgeous.

  31. alexandra says:

    Isn’t he gay? Didn’t she get the memo? Another closeted gay guy?

  32. tealily says:

    She looks older to me in these photos. I mean, not “old”… she’s just always looked much younger than she is to me. Maybe it’s the heavy makeup? Anyway, if this is true, good for them!

  33. Jackson says:

    Good!! I hope it’s true. I can’t help it, I love Katie. And Jamie? Yes, please.

  34. Happy21 says:

    Maybe I don’t have a well tuned ‘gaydar’ but I never got the vibe from him. I don’t find him particularly hot so never played much attention and poor Katie Holmes, she is just so bland…always with the same smirk on her face. She even talks with that smirk.

    Now what I came here to say is that if they have in fact been hitting it for over a year, that is more than a fling. It’s not serious, etc. You don’t enjoy someone’s company for THAT long if there isn’t more there than just sex. LOL, maybe the story is worded that way so we don’t think Katie is THAT bland but more that she is a sexual being…who knows. Be interesting to see how it plays out though…

  35. ilovesunnydaze says:

    I think dating her would be like watching paint dry. Boring.

  36. JenniferJustice says:

    Pffft. I doubt they give a rip about Tom. I would think they are being careful re Suri. I’m happy for Katie. Can you imagine being with fun Jamie after being with narcissistic CoS Tom? Must be like night and day.

  37. Hellion says:

    From every thing I read, she had to go ninja styles on Tammy Cruise and the COS. He didn’t see it coming and was completely on the defensive. Not a noreal situation for me-see Nicole Kidman. My understanding is that she made sure to have a real visible presence in order to throw off the COS goons who are super notorious about harassing people who defect. The couldn’t pull their normal stunts and she was able to get what she wanted- away from Tammy and COS and got to keep her kid.

  38. Kelly says:

    Cool!! Cute couple.

  39. Dotty says:

    For a website that is typically pro-woman, I find the use of the term “hitting it” or banging that a little hard to stomach. Glad Katie’s seemingly returned to normal for her, and I like the idea of her and Jamie.

  40. MaggieTMoo says:

    Wait. I thought he was gay. Meh. Still not buying it. Sounds like a PR move to me.

  41. Curious Cole says:

    I’m baffled by everyone thinking Jamie is gay. I seem to be the only one on CB who watches the Graham Norton show. When Jamie was on (with Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield) Graham read a poem/song written by Jamie in his 20s: no gay man would ever write those lines!! And no, I will not repeat them, lol.
    Congrats to Katie, she seems free and happy.

  42. Wheeze says:

    I actually think they make a good couple. Katie Holmes seems like a wild in private, goody two shoes in public kind of person.

  43. Kiel says:

    Just watched his character in ‘The Fifth Element’ for the first time the other evening. If he’s not gay, then he is one hell of an actor.

    Wait, wasn’t he in ‘Ray’? Damn, he is very good.

    OTOH, it’s wonderful to see how her career has blossomed in the years since getting-out from under Tom’s thumb.

    • Wheeze says:

      He was in Ray, but that was Chris Tucker in The Fifth Element. They don’t even vaguely look alike. Maybe it was the make-up?

  44. jane says:

    uh, her smirk gets to me.