Katie Holmes is living in her own pandemic-themed Nora Ephron rom-com

Katie Holmes and new boyfriend Emilio Vitolo hold hands while out in Soho

Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo have gone from “first blush” of dating in late August to full-blown love affair, complete with pap strolls, in one month. I really do wonder what his ex-fiancee Rachel Emmons thinks about all of this. She was reportedly quite devastated when Emilio dumped her via text. I wonder if she’s moved her stuff out of their shared apartment, or whether he’s the one who moved out? But no one can pay attention to that troubling storyline, because Katie and Emilio are overwhelming us with new photos all week!

These pics of Katie and Emilio – I’m still struggling to figure out their portmanteau – are from a few days ago, but honestly, they’ve been photographed pretty consistently all week and they’ve been spending A LOT of time together. She is so into him. I guess he seems into her. I still get starf–ker vibes from though.

Anyway, what should their portmanteau be? When I called them the “New Afflarmas,” commenter Mia4s suggested that both couples could exist happily on separate coasts: East Coast Afflarmas and West Coast Afflarmas. Which has been cracking me up all week. So, portmanteau: Kamilio? Ematie? Katio? Maybe their last names: Holtolo? Vitolmes?

Vanity Fair suggested that Katie and Emilio’s New York love story would be perfect for some Nora Ephron-esque rom-com, and now I can’t get that out of my head either. It has all of the Ephron-esque sensibilities: a WASPy girl falling for someone white but vaguely “different” (Vitolo is Italian-American and a born-and-raised New Yorker). Their story has pasta, a pandemic, strolls through photogenic streets, attractive sweaters, blazers and coats. And bad jeans. They would cast Emilio with Chris Messina and Katie with… Elle Fanning, probably.

Katie Holmes and boyfriend Emilio Vitolo walk arm in arm while out for a stroll

Katie Holmes and new boyfriend Emilio Vitolo hold hands while out in Soho

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Eugh says:

    Could not care less about her daily pap walks – but nothing gets at me more than when people have their nose uncovered. Surgical masks are not even hard to breathe through. Most likely way to get covid is through the nose.

  2. Lilly says:

    Hollywood Life (I know) has a source saying he makes her feel young again and reminds her a lot of her relationship with Chris Klein. Which it’s Hollywood Life so grain of salt but that totally makes sense to me that she is longing for a period in time where she was in a happy lowkey committed relationship and was really busy with her career doing Dawson’s Creek and doing like 2/3 films during her hiatus. She’s said before that it’s hard for her since she was so busy doing Dawson’s and films during her break to go to not getting much work at all. So to me explains why she’s getting caught up in this romance. It’s fun and makes her feel young. Suri seems pretty independent. So Katie was probably pretty lonely

  3. Caitlin Bruce says:

    Is it bad that I want him to get pictured with both Katie and Suri and that makes Tom jealous and he finally reaches out to Suri? I feel so sorry for that poor little girl have to see stories about how her dad is so nice and she just has to sit there thinking? You mean the Tom cruise that abandoned me 6 years ago.

    • lola says:

      Tom and Scientology should stay far, far away from Suri.
      I know he’s her father, but she’s better off without him.

  4. Meg says:

    Lol loving the title of this post ☺

  5. Jane wilson says:

    Portmanteau: Katie-O!!

  6. RoyalBlue says:

    I like Kamilio, and this is a lifetime movie waiting to be scripted.

  7. mary says:

    i like katio,kalio or emtie (that kind of sounds like empty and it’s all i can think when i look at them, nothing)

  8. Mette says:


  9. Blerg says:

    Someone needs to tell her her nose is connected to her lungs.

  10. Ashley says:

    It’s already cold enough in NY to wear coats? Lucky. Sometimes being in the south sucks. I miss Paris.