Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx broke up in May after six years together

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Jamie Foxx was seen over the weekend with a young woman named Sela Vane, who looks young enough to be his daughter. In the photos I saw they were holding hands and Foxx had his arm around her waist in some shots. Vane also posted photos with him to Instagram. According to a source quoted in People, Vane us “just a girl he’s helping out, a young singer.” Sure she is. Lainey explained it better than I can, that it’s always “just a girl.” The last we heard of Jamie’s relationship with Katie Holmes, which was largely undercover for years, they actually went to the Met Gala together! They sat together and he posed with her backstage and everything. It looked like they might be going public instead of just slyly doing photo ops every few years. Sadly, that was just around the time they broke up. Page Six quotes someone who allegedly heard Katie saying they haven’t been together in months. We also have confirmation that they’d been together since 2013, right after Katie escaped from Tom Cruise and Scientology.

But a spy at La Esquina overheard the actress — who was having dinner with girlfriends at the Kenmore Street restaurant — tell a pal, “What Jamie does is his business — we haven’t been together for months.”

When we called another Holmes pal to check it out, they confirmed that the pair split in late May, a few weeks after their much-heralded first red-carpet appearance at the Met Gala.

They’d been together since 2013 — about a year after Holmes divorced Tom Cruise. The pair were highly secretive about their early trysts, meeting up late at night at hotels and sneaking out back entrances to avoid tattletales.

After that, the relationship became Hollywood’s worst-kept secret for many years.

[From Page Six]

That’s a smart way to have a rep give a sourced quote, just to say that it was overheard at a restaurant. It’s also a way for Katie to own the situation. “Whatever. I’m not with him anymore.”

Us Magazine reports that Katie was the one who broke up with Jamie. I bet she was. He wasn’t stepping up at any level. I understand why Katie got involved with him after Tom Cruise. Jamie was probably appreciative and respected the fact Katie was her own person with her own life. I’m sure he was affectionate behind closed doors. She was used to being controlled and monitored and Jamie must have been a breath of fresh air after that. He also was a total commitment phobe who was so scared of being tied down it took him years to publicly acknowledge that he was with her.

I hope Katie is living her best life, and given the paparazzi photos that have come out of her lately, she is. (Sidenote, I’m so wearing a black and white striped skirt today.) I want her to be with someone who gives her the best of both worlds, who is proud to be seen with her but respects her autonomy.



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  1. Sayrah says:

    I don’t have an opinion on the end of the relationship because it was so private, but it’s strange that Jamie is taking very public photos with this new woman when he spent 5 years avoiding those types of pics in the press.

    • Arizona says:

      It makes me wonder if the privacy thing was more her idea than his. I mean, she was under such an intense microscope with the whole Tom Cruise thing (weren’t they the ones who started the celebrity couple name, with TomKat?) that I would want to avoid the speculation at all costs.

      I am curious as to how involved he was with Suri, though. I can’t imagine trying to be that secretive while also seriously dating someone while also being a single mom to a young kid. Seems stressful.

      • Molly says:

        Soap fans have been mashing couple names together for a very long time. I also believe Bennifer was earlier than TomKat.

      • Brandy Alexander says:

        I hate that this sticks in my brain, but I think Ben Afflack and Jennifer Lopez started the couple name with “Bennifer”.

      • Sparkly says:

        Technically I believe Kevin Smith started the Bennifer name and the new wave of couple portmanteaus.

    • ADS says:

      My suspicion is that he is being petty. Basically I reckon HE was insistent on secrecy and was doing the commitmentphobe bs for years and she did not make a fuss for the most part. So when she finally got sick of his rubbish and told him to go to hell he was taken aback by it and probably genuinely brokenhearted. But instead of swallowing his pride and admitting he messed up he is now trying to hurt her by being so immediately public with this child he is dating.

      • Louise177 says:

        I don’t know why people assume that women are pathetic, desperate people. For all we know it was Katie who wanted the relationship to be secret. Why is it so hard to believe that?

    • Marianne says:

      I could be wrong, but I think Katie and Jamie had to be private due to some clause with the scientology cult. Like, Tom wouldnt try and go for custody or something.

      • CuriousCole says:

        @Marianne, I remember that too! I’m really hoping we’ll get Katie’s tell-all once Suri is in her +20s, or after Tom passes (not wishing death, just pointing out there is an age gap, although his cult might clone him or something).

    • MC2 says:

      I agree with Marianne. I think there was some clause in her divorce or child custody agreement that she couldn’t be public with anyone else or it would soil Tom’s reputation. Control, control, control.

  2. Seraphina says:

    It makes me sad because I really loved the thought of them together. And they looked good together. But yeah, I can see Jamie needing to step it up.

    • Joanna says:

      Yeah, me too

    • Loretta says:

      Same. They were cute together and looked happy.

    • Abby says:

      Agree with all of this.

      Rooting for you Katie!! I hope she’s living her best life.

    • Christina says:

      As much as I love him, Jamie is a hound. I was backstage at a show in Oakland. He wasn’t performing. He just happened to be there as somebody’s guest. He was there as a single dude, and the barely dressed groupies get his attention in those situations. He’s single, though, so he does what he wants.

  3. AmyB says:

    I always respected the hell out of Katie Holmes, the way she escaped the clutches of Tom Cruise and that despicable, horrible cult Scientology, for a better life particularly for their daughter Suri! You go girl! I too hopes she finds someone better – always seemed like a very sweet person and a very devoted mother.

    • Mumbles says:

      She was a decent but not great actress with a middling career entered into a contractual marriage with a man who cheerleads a dangerous cult and her wedding was a Scientology PR event. And she quietly espoused Scientology ideas in interviews (referring to a toddler Suri as a “strong woman” in tv interviews eg – the Scientologists are big on treating kids like adults). She got out just in time, thank goodness, but she flirted with danger in exchange for money and publicity, and brought a child into the world who has no contact with a father thanks to his insane beliefs. Not much to admire IMO.

      • Enn says:

        She could have reprised her role in The Dark Night but Tom put the kibosh on it. I’ve always thought she got caught up in the whirlwind romance aspect, then got pregnant, and turned into a robot.

        She had the strength to create an escape plan with the help of her family and get herself and her daughter away from a cult that has stalked and killed people in the past for doing just that.

      • escondista says:

        Are you kidding, mumbles? Cults are really abusive and they indoctrinate people with very calculated methods. Don’t think it couldn’t happen to you. They went after her when she was just 27 and being a “middling actress” probably made her ripe for the picking.
        Victims who end cycles of abuse and make a life for themselves should absolutely be commended for it because it’s not easy – especially when we’re talking about an organization as big and powerful as Scientology.

      • Lizzie says:

        wow – what a way to talk about someone who was in an abusive relationship

      • AmyB says:

        Wow @mumbles do you know anything about Scientology? If not I suggest watching the HBO film Going Clear, or watching Leah Remini’s series: Scientology and the Aftermath on it. It is a dangerous cult that preys upon people, and when you have the courage/fortitude to leave, they stalk you, blackmail you, create smear campaigns against you and force you to separate from your family/loved ones. It’s disgusting and awful. I wasn’t speaking about Katie Holmes’ acting ability, but merely her courage in getting out of that shit, which does take tremendous courage. And yes I agree with @Lizzie, she was in an abusive relationship from what I could see, so all I can say is WOW.

      • Kitten says:

        This is victim-blaming, straight-up. It’s also incredibly cynical.

        This is a woman who admitted having a crush on Tom Cruise since she was a kid. There is literally ZERO indication that she entered into a relationship with him simply to advance her career or because she was obsessed with a wealthy lifestyle. She had decent money on her own when she met him–enough to keep her living comfortably for many years without having to work much.

        She didn’t need him, she fell in love with him.

      • AmyB says:

        I agree @Kitten and there is more indication that there were far more nefarious things going on with Tom Cruise than with Katie Holmes; he apparently had “auditions” for his next girlfriend, set up by Scientology of course. You are right, she fell in love with him and then fell into the trap that is Scientology. Which is a brainwashing cult. How that organization still exists today, is beyond my comprehension, but so be it.

      • lucy2 says:

        You said what I was thinking, Kitten.

        Her childhood crush wooed her and she fell for it. He was a huge movie star and up to that point had kept a lot of his COS stuff and other weirdness under wraps. Then the cult got ahold of her, and that was it.
        I’m still impressed she got away like she did.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        girl had to straight up act like a freakin’ SPY to get away from that abusive cult leader, with burner phones and a go-bag, and you’re going to victim blame, mumbles?

        sheesh. have a little compassion. she was abused. she was duped, and she was brainwashed. and SHE SAVED HERSELF AND HER DAUGHTER from a lifetime in a GD cult.

      • Tigger says:

        You are too busy reading BG and not actually looking at the relationship, Mumbles.

      • minx says:

        Blind Gossip is a Trump-loving trashy site. I refuse to give it clicks anymore.

      • India Rose says:

        Katie Holmes was doing some really interesting work shortly before her relationship with Cruise began. Pieces of April was great. The Gift was good.

        She was forced to put her career aside at a time when she was young and gaining marketability in both indies and mainstream movies. Who knows where her career would be if Tom Cruise wasn’t an abusive, hyper-controlling asshole in an abusive, hyper-controlling cult.

        I’m barfing that I just referred to a human being as “marketable”. Gross. Sorry.

    • SugarPlumFairy says:

      She saw what happened to Cruise’s kids with Nicole Kidman and made sure the story wouldn’t repeat itself with Suri. She got out before Scientology took her daughter.

  4. Karen2 says:

    Ms Sela is absolutely gorgeous tho. Unfortunately she has to compete against the likes of Ms Uma’s & Mr Sid’s kids so what chance has she got really. Good luck to her. I’m sure there’s another A lister out there for Katie to date.

    • R. says:

      Sela is beautiful, but I think people are freaking out about the age difference. I mean she’s about 3-4 years younger than his first daughter. I’ve also clips (I think it was on Graham Norton), in which he was saying things he had to be very careful about hitting on girls in clubs, cuz he was anxious about their age (what if they were underage or abot the same age as his daughter). He said those things during the time he was dating Katie Holmes. I don’t know, most of the time I find him charming and funny but that anecdote always seemed a bit iffy to me.

  5. Kittycat says:

    Katie and Jamie were a weird couple.

  6. CommentingBunny says:

    In a way less extreme version, after I left my controlling ex, I dated a commitment-phobe for 3 years. I moved on when I started to believe I could find someone who would commit without control. I’m still good friends with the commitment-phobe … he is a lovely man who was the palate-cleanser I needed after abuse.

    I hope this is a similar situation and that there are no hard feelings. I have so much respect for her for getting out, I hope she finds waht happy looks like for her.

  7. Emmet says:

    Wait . . . they were dating!??!!

    (just had to)

  8. ByTheSea says:

    Sela literally looks like Jamie’s daugther (Corrine?), which is skeeving me the heck out. He seems like a dog to me. Good riddance, I say.

  9. Patty says:

    Eh. Their relationship was never that serious. I know some people really wanted them to be a thing, but they were glorified FWB’s. They are both adults and they both obviously got something out of their situationship, until they didn’t and now they’ve both moved on. Good for them. Although, I can’t with Foxx possibly dating or messing around with someone who was born in 1998 and is practically the same age as his daughter.

    • TQB says:

      I agree, I think they had a fun time for a while and gave us this fantastic “are they or aren’t they” story for so many years. We all had a kick ass time here. We can all be happy for what we had and move on.

  10. Kitten says:

    I’m glad to read some of the comments of support here because I remember that before Holmes left Cruise (and also in the immediate aftermath of her leaving) plenty of people made comments similar to Mumbles’s comments above, accusing Katie of being an opportunist or assigning guilt by association.
    I’m pleased to see that people are now more empathetic towards her. Leaving Cruise could not have been easy and I applaud her for being brave enough to do so, for herself AND for Suri.

    • AmyB says:

      Amen!!! I even remember watching an interview with Leah Remini, after she left Scientology, and she made reference to acknowledging Katie Holmes escaping/leaving Tom Cruise. It put everything into a different light for Remini and she broke down during the interview and said she knew Holmes had been brainwashed that whole time. Remini now had huge respect for how Katie Holmes had left and said she knew she did it for Suri. She also knew the courage it took her to leave, b/c Remini had now done the same thing (leaving Scientology) and saw the devastating effects that it can cause. So, yes, I always had tremendous respect for Katie Holmes in leaving crazy ass Tom Cruise! As I mentioned in my earlier post, anyone who doesn’t know about Scientology should watch HBO’s film Going Clear. It will bring chills down your spine.

  11. RoyalBlue says:

    Good riddance. Katie deserves better. Not a fan of the relationship or Jamie and how he usually hides his women but now has two pap strolls. First with the mother of his second child a few weeks ago and now this.

    • Tonya says:

      Yeah I think she deserves better. I love Jamie as an actor but he always seemed like a player. Now he is dating some thot. Hopefully Katie can find love with someone more mature.

  12. olive says:

    jamie’s daughter Corrine is actually FOUR YEARS OLDER than sela. yikes.

  13. Harryg says:

    I don’t like Jamie Foxx, he has weird shifty eyes!

  14. Nicegirl says:

    Hmmmm Jamie, a 19 year old?

  15. crogirl says:

    Not every woman wants a commitment, she seems to have a nice life with Suri and maybe she was fine with the way things were between them. Who knows why they broke up.

    The only thing that ever bothered me about Katie was that right after Nicole gave an interview were she said her kids don’t call her mom Katie gave one and spoke how Tom’s kids love her and call her “mom”. I found it really insensitive… but maybe she wasn’t aware the kids were brainwashed and alienated from their mother.

    • Molly says:

      Was this before or after the divorce? I don’t count anything against her that was said while she was married to Tom. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Scientology people put out the quote instead of Katie. They’ve certainly done more.

      • crogirl says:

        It was before the divorce and now that you are saying it the scientology people probably did put it out there.
        The reason it stuck with me it’s because it was so out of character for her.

    • serena says:

      Pretty sure this was ‘before’, so..

    • whatWHAT? says:

      and maybe she was forced to say things like that. keep in mind how abusive, both physically and emotionally, this cult is.

      not only would they want to manipulate Holmes to keep her in line, but also they’d probably want to continue to manipulate Kidman. and her hearing stuff like that has got to hurt.

    • TQB says:

      I feel so much pain for Nicole. I definitely think those comments were “planted” to dig at her. To have your kids turned against you – just a nightmare. I never cared much for her but seeing her move on a make a new, happy life was good.

  16. TheOriginalMia says:

    I hope she had good sex and healed her soul after Tom and the CoS. Jamie was never going to commit. That was obvious by the way he acted in public during their dating years. As someone said above, they were glorified FWB.

  17. serena says:

    That’s too bad, I liked them as a couple but I agree that she can do better since he seemed so afraid of commitment (watch him getting married or impregnanting a young 20something girl). I root for her, hope she is happy and finds someone who truly deserves her.

    Why are some men such douches, always going for younger girls?

    • schmootc says:

      This has been my experience – guy gets out of long-term relationship and then within a year, he’s married with a baby on the way with some person he just met. Have had that happen to me several times. It’s strange.

  18. Reef says:

    Rumors about them have been around since 2006. That’s 13 years, 2 kids, a divorce, and 4 steamy albums that I’m tickled were probably about Joey from Dawson’s Creek. Wish them the best.

  19. anneliser says:

    Jamie seems like he’d be amazing in bed, which is probably just what Katie needed after getting out of the whole Tom Cruise/Scientology mess, but after six (or more) years … I feel like things probably just ran their course.

  20. severine says:

    My question is “Why let it last for 6 years?” Seems like an awfully long time to be boyfriend and girlfriend.

  21. Amelie says:

    This pairing always seemed random to me because I didn’t see what they had in common aside from being parents and associating with Tom Cruise (Katie being married to him, Jamie having starred with him in the thriller Collateral). But I think for Katie she wanted a relationship with no strings attached after the suffocation and terror of Scientology and Tom and Jamie gave that to her. She was free to do what she wanted without being under a constant microscope. It worked for such a long time because Jamie clearly didn’t want to commit 100% and Katie was probably so traumatized from being with Tom, she just wanted to focus on raising Suri and having fun once in awhile. She already knew Jamie through Tom so he was probably comfortable and calm and that’s all she wanted after being with crazy Tom Cruise. But now she’s probably ready to seriously commit. Suri is getting older and won’t need her around all the time and she’ll have more time for herself and maybe she’s finally healed from her traumatic marriage.

    I really think they had to keep their relationship private for a long time, I read somewhere there was a clause saying she couldn’t carry on a public relationship for five years (allowed to date but in secret) or mention her marriage to Tom following the divorce in order to receive child support for Suri. Jamie even denied multiple times over the years they were in a relationship. Well it’s been over 5 years now so Katie can do whatever she wants. But I’m wondering if she got so used to keeping her relationship with Jamie Foxx private that she just kept it that way. Yes, they went to the Met Gala together but my guess that was their last big hurrah and they were probably already rocky then. As for Jamie dating a 19 year old girl who is almost his daughter’s age… biggest ewwww.

  22. SURFCHICK says:

    Says a lot about a guy who won’t go public, for SIX YEARS about your “relationship” with him but is now all in the press with his new girl. Shady. Never understood why he was so adamant on hiding this. F*ck him. Bye!

  23. Suzieq359 says:

    I personally don’t think they were ever a couple. I think they were good friends and he agreed to be associated with her so it wasn’t a aww poor Katie isn’t dating thing from the public. Could it have been a Scientology clause? Sure, but I doubt it. Jamie is a ho. Always has been, which is why I never believed it. They would get together what twice a year for some pap photos? Yeah, not buying it.

    • Some chick says:

      They were never papped, tho. They were hardcore DL for 5+ years. Only blurry cel phone pics ever surfaced.

      Multiple sources have reported there was a 5 year clause in the divorce agreement, saying Katie couldn’t go public with another relationship for 5 years. The Met gala appearance (OMG her dress!!!) falls in line with this.

      Maybe he was a FWB, maybe he was a jumpoff… I don’t believe she’d have hung around him for that long unless he was good to her. And she certainly knows him better than you or I do.

      But there is no way the “poor Katie” narrative you’re suggesting is true. Quite the opposite. She was practically in hiding. No one wants to get the attention of the scientology goons.

    • cf86713 says:

      See? This I believe them as an actual couple no.

      I also can’t believe people are dumb enough to think there’s some Scientology clause it didn’t stop his other exes. I think Katie just wants to protect Suri above all else.

      That’s why this narrative being pushed by the media etc is laughable I was never under the impression they were seeing each other at all and were BFFs above all else.

      They’ve been friends for over 20 years when they met on the WB network not through Tom.

  24. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    Six years seems to be Katie’s cut off point. She married Tom Cruise in 2005 and started planning her “escape” in late 2011. 2013-2019 with Jamie.