When did Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx get serious and why did they go public?

Earlier this week, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx sort-of confirmed their previously very secret relationship by taking a pap stroll on the beach together. This thrilled me for some reason, probably because we’ve heard about their alleged hookups for years, and so many of us have been shipping them all along. Since their couple rollout we’ve heard sourced stories in the major celebrity outlets about their romance, and it sounds like it’s been off-on all this time. I guess that makes the most sense considering they’ve kept it so quiet, and the fact that Jamie Foxx especially has denied it multiple times. In fact US had a story recently that Jamie hasn’t really talked to his friends about Katie, but that “Everyone knows they’re together and that he is not seeing other women, but it’s still unspoken.” They add, from another supposed source, that it’s “obvious” he has “had someone special in his life for a very long time.” US hasn’t been the most reliable ever since they were bought by American Media, so I don’t know how much stock to put in those quotes. It’s like they’re hinting that Jamie was reluctant to make a public commitment (which many have suspected) but aren’t saying it outright.

People, on the other hand, still remains the PR mouthpiece and they’re presenting this romance in a similar way, like it simmered for a while until Jamie was ready.

In 2015, a source told PEOPLE they weren’t getting serious. “This is not some intense romance,” the source said. “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. But contrary to those conclusions, they’re not about to run off and make some serious commitment.”

Added a Foxx source at the time: “[They] see each other and go out together, but Jamie would tell you he is not involved with anyone seriously. [He]’s a workaholic and couldn’t be happier in his life as it is.”

the two have occasionally been spotting visiting each in L.A., where they have homes not far from each other. A new round of rumors surfaced in 2016 after the actress stepped out in New York City wearing a diamond ring (which she’d been sporting for months) while Foxx was spotted wearing a gold band.

Foxx’s rep told PEOPLE at the time that the movie stars were neither engaged nor married.

This spring, Foxx, 49, and Holmes, 38, were spotted spending time together in Paris.

he two have occasionally been spotting visiting each in L.A., where they have homes not far from each other. A new round of rumors surfaced in 2016 after the actress stepped out in New York City wearing a diamond ring (which she’d been sporting for months) while Foxx was spotted wearing a gold band.

Foxx’s rep told PEOPLE at the time that the movie stars were neither engaged nor married.

This spring, Foxx, 49, and Holmes, 38, were spotted spending time together in Paris.

Holmes met up at a hotel with Foxx, who had been in the City of Lights to shoot his new Robin Hood movie, sources confirmed at the time. (Meanwhile, Cruise was working on the sixth installment of his Mission: Impossible franchise a few blocks away.)

While the actress kept a low profile during her Paris stay, though she did stop by Luc Besson’s studio Cité du Cinemas, where Foxx was filming. Later, the duo were photographed boarding a private jet together out of the city.

[From People]

Ooh I forgot about the rings they were wearing! Does this mean they’ve been more serious for about a year and a half or so? That timeline seems likely.

The Daily Beast has a thinkpiece about what a controlling, hive mind POS Tom Cruise must be. It’s based on that extraordinary Vanity Fair expose from 2012 which confirmed Tom’s Scientology girlfriend auditions and how manipulative and abusive he was to a young actress named Nazanin Boniadi, who went on the record with her story. I believe he was controlling and emotionally abusive of Katie and that he used his COS cronies to spy on and intimidate her. She outsmarted him though, her dad was a lawyer and she got out of that relationship with her kid and her will intact. The article claims that the timing of Katie and Jamie going public sort-of confirms the rumors that Tom Cruise had a five year no-dating clause built into their divorce settlement. I can buy that, in fact I mentioned it earlier this week, but I also see how Jamie Foxx is controlling of his image and might not have wanted to go public for a while either.

Also, look at Katie at the US Open being amazed by Venus Williams! I am going to copy that outfit. Tweed jackets are all over the place this season and I’ve been looking for mine. You can see her full outfit here, it’s actually a one piece denim jumpsuit. She looks so cute here and she doesn’t always get it right like this. There are also photos in the gallery of Katie at NYFW yesterday in three different outfits. The green dress especially is awesome.
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  1. Cleo says:

    She looks amazing in that green dress!! I’m totally here for this couple. Jamie seems good with his own two daughters and I bet he’s good to Suri too.

  2. Ankhel says:

    Good for them? I really hope Jamie isn’t Controlling and Shitty Partner, mark II. I rather like Katie.

  3. Goldie says:

    As someone who follows Katie, I think she and Jamie have been in a serious relationship for years. She was seen wearing a ring on her ring finger all the way back in 2014, although I haven’t seen her wear it as much recently. The ring was rumored to be his late grandmother’s ring, though that hasn’t been confirmed. If that’s the case it says a lot, because Jamie was super close to his grandmother. Remember his Oscar speech?

    I don’t think People is their mouthpiece. ET seems to be the outlet that Foxx’s camp seems comfortable with. He’s invited them into his home for interviews several times. They have a new story about how Jamie and Katie are in love and he’s close to her daughter etc. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part, but I hope it’s true. She and Suri deserve happiness after everything they’ve been through.

  4. Radley says:

    They’ve been together a while but the conditions of her marriage contract with TC prevented them from going public until recently, right?

    Anyway, happy for them. Enjoy.

    Still wondering if TC is really Suri’s dad and/or when she was really born. Remember the mighty morphing baby bump days? Wild.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Didn’t Tom leave Nicole when she got pregnant? That seemed pretty telling. He’s not much with the hetero sex, but women got needs, you know? Couldn’t be happier for all of his exes for escaping that nightmare.

      • Jayna says:

        Nicole proved the baby she miscarried was Tom’s during the divorce. He liked that people thought that she was having an affair, so he wouldn’t look like a heel for leaving her.

      • bettyrose says:

        Thanks for the info, Jayna! I actually never knew that. All this time, I thought that Nicole’s contract with Tom allowed her to take lovers, but that they were going to have a hard time proving the baby was Tom’s (i.e. different ethnic background or something) which violated her contract, and so he left her in a somewhat cruel fashion. Honestly, knowing the baby was his doesn’t make me any less disgusted by him.

  5. Lindy says:

    She looks absolutely beautiful and happy–when you compare these pictures with the zoned-out, dead-eyed appearance she had in the last stages of her marriage to Crazy Tom, the difference is amazing. My only worry is that Jamie Foxx has such a shady reputation–I would hate for her to be stuck with another a$$hole. Though I guess if they’ve been quietly committed for 5 yrs and outlasted the divorce clause (if that’s true) then maybe it’s solid.

  6. Astrid says:

    Katie’s divorce drama was really something five years ago. I’m sure she did what she had to do to get out of the terrible situation but I’m not understanding the five year no dating clause

    • Grandjen says:

      The whole no-dating clause thing is weird. I guess Tommy didn’t want her upgrading so soon after the split -? Maybe he wanted time to find a replacement himself first, roll out a younger prettier fembot etc – ? Maybe he wanted her to fill up with thetans and get sucked into a Volcano and have h-bombs dropped on them to seal her up -? Who knows why. I guess his ego really IS super-super-super delicate. Just so fragile, isn’t he?

      I’m just happy she beat him to the punch. It’s been 5 years and he’s still single meanwhile she’s beaming over her real romance.

    • milla says:

      Cruise is controling sob. Doubt there is anything more. It was like if u dont want me and my church, u have to be alone…

  7. detritus says:

    All I can ever think is the story where she told everyone on set about her yoga prowess and made them watch. It just kills me.
    Anyhow, on topic. glad these two are happy and can go public now, she deserves some happiness after all that cruise nonsense.

  8. Loopy says:

    This clause is disgusting..soo many questions!Did Nicole have the same? If Katie broke it would that affect her divorce/child support agreement. And if her ans Suri are ‘suppressive individuals’ in the cult,does he continue to pay or he gave her a lump sum to bugger off?

  9. Shambles says:

    She looks the best she ever has. Get it, Katie.

  10. MC2 says:

    A no dating clause?! WTF. Tom Cruise & Scientology are pathetic pos.

  11. Alix says:

    1. Very happy for Katie, but surprised by the pap stroll. Even if she can date “publicly” again, I’d have thought she was too private — and too scarred by her whole Cruise experience — to court any kind of publicity re: her relationships.

    2. ADORE that green dress!

    3. Did she really get only a $5 million settlement and $4.8 million in child support? I hoped she’d taken him for more.

    • Neelyo says:

      1. I kinda hope she’s doing it as a sort of ‘F U’ to Tom and to show CoS she’s not afraid of them.

      2. She looks gorgeous in it.

      3. I wonder if the low payout was a bargaining chip for her to keep Suri.

      • Elisa the I. says:

        If it’s true that they have been dating for 5 years and were forced to keep it a secret because of this bizarre clause, then I agree with Neelyo that this is a big F U to Tom Cruise. I guess this background story is one of the reasons why seeing pics of them together makes me happy. And they are really a good-looking couple. I’m rooting for them!

  12. Loo says:

    I’m glad they’ve gone public.

  13. bacondonut says:

    so happy for her. She’s positively glowing and vibrant – world’s apart from her zombie stepford scientology wife phase. happy for her, jamie and her daughter. will have positive father figure instead of an absent midget

  14. TQB says:

    I’m excited it’s public but a little sad at the same time. The whole secretive nature of it was so romantic and different.

    • Jayna says:

      It’s how Jamie is with all his relationships. Never a woman on the red carpet with him, except his daughter. No girlfriends brought to public events. No one ever knew the mothers of his children. His youngest, Annalise, no one knew who the mother was, how long they were together, when they broke up, until he was caught on vacation with them when the child was four back in 2014. That’s the first time anyone knew who the mother was.

      He has credited Tom for helping the beginning of his career. They were friends. One reason to not go public for a long time, dating your friend’s ex-wife, someone powerful in the industry and probably Katie’s concern for Suri, not pissing Tom off. The other is this is how Jamie is. He said in an interview, never tell anyone who you are dating. His past behavior goes hand in hand with this hidden relationship. I feel Katie forced the issue after a long-enough period of time together..

      Jamie finally seen with his daughter’s mother.


  15. jugil1 says:

    I love both of her outfits here. U go Katie! I hope she & Jamie have a lifetime (or however long) of happiness together.

    Also, Tom Cruise is a nut job. He’s an egomaniacal freak!

  16. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    I think they’ve been together for a while, and I can totally buy that Tom would put a clause about her not dating pubically for five years in the divorce settlement. The fact she got herself and Suri out and away from him safely still amazes me.

    Katie, you get it! She deserves some nice, low key happiness.

  17. meh says:

    OMG that denim outfit is a total horror.

  18. Lisa says:

    That no-dating clause sounds – unconstitutional or something. I don’t know that I believe it. She had the best lawyers and that whole thing is ridiculous – although now that I think about it – he hasn’t publicly dated either since the divorce – amirite? Maybe it went both ways for what reason I don’t know. It’s stupid

  19. hey-ya says:

    …I so completely side eye this tv actress & her shenanigans with her A list partners…

  20. babu says:

    I would bet her no dating clause expired the day before they got papped.
    I am not even sure Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are still dating, I am kind of dreaming this phone call:
    - Jamie, you know, next week, my clause about dating in public and all that expires. You know how this has been a true drag … So, I want to make a point, more of a middle finger actually. Problem is … I don t really have somebody at the moment so … Would you … ?
    - I am on my way, baby. I bet you Tom is gonna be so angry his soles will melt inside of his shoes.