Katie Holmes is ‘authentically herself’ & ‘playing by her own rules’ with Emilio Vitolo

Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo step out to go shopping in NYC

For the past two weeks, Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo slowed down their daily pap strolls. They were still being photographed here and there, but we didn’t get the deluge of new photos we were getting in September. Even Afflarmas had to learn to withhold a little bit, so I guess East Coast Afflarmas did too. I wasn’t worried that Katie and Emilio had split or anything – love like theirs cannot be contained for too long! Speaking of, a “source” had some interesting stuff to say about Kamilio:

Katie Holmes is “playing by her own rules” when it comes to her relationship with Emilio Vitolo Jr. The former Dawson’s Creek star and the 33-year-old chef have been inseparable since they publicly stepped out last month. A source tells ET that Holmes, 41, and Vitolo are the real deal. “They adore each other and can’t get enough of one another,” says the source.

The source adds they are very compatible and completely on the same page. And while it may seem like the relationship is moving fast, Holmes and Vitolo have known each other for almost a year. They met in the fall of 2019, but didn’t start dating until this summer.

The source says this relationship is unlike any other Holmes ever been in. “In the past it seemed like Katie would sort of mold to her partners’ lifestyle,” says the source, “But with Emilio, Katie is so authentically herself.”

The couple are no strangers to PDA and ET’s source says that they don’t care what people think of them or who’s watching. When they’re together they’re in their own little world. “This is the real Katie and she’s playing by her own rules now,” the source shares. “They’re so happy.”

“One of Emilio’s most attractive attributes is his work ethic and ambition — his family restaurant is a huge priority for him, which is why they spend so much time at the restaurant,” the source notes, adding Vitolo was able to steal a few nights away recently so he and his lady love could enjoy a couple nights in upstate New York at a wellness retreat.

[From Entertainment Tonight]

My read on their relationship and these quotes is that Katie is no longer “the ingenue” or the “follower” in relationships. She’s gotten to an age where she can steer things, have opinions and say what’s what and where they’re going. She’s likely setting the pace of the relationship too. Which is new for her – Tom Cruise was so controlling, and then Jamie Foxx probably had a lot of rules about not being seen together and all of that. So… I don’t blame Katie for feeling herself. But Emilio sounds like a douche, sorry not sorry!

Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr. out with a Citibike in SoHo

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Emm says:

    Oh yeah he’s a complete douche but the JGL vibes he has are killing me!

    • dogmom says:

      LOL the way he’s dressed I’m getting Justin Theroux vibes! But I totally see JGL too.

      • Esmom says:

        I was thinking how these two remind me a bit of Justin and Jennifer. Who always seemed mismatched to me.

    • smcollins says:

      He’s absolutely giving off major douche vibes, as well as seeming creepy AF (the slicked back hair? Ew.)

  2. Jaded says:

    Ya well…she steered her way into home-wrecking an engaged couple then steered her way into incessant romantic pap strolls, rubbing the dumpee’s face in her handiwork. Atta girl Katie, throw off the shackles of convention and shout your love from the rooftops. But don’t forget, what goes around comes around.

    • Dee says:

      I came here to say this but you said it better than I could have. Now I’m side-eyeing her for knowing him for a year and I’m wondering how long she was trying to get him to “date”.

  3. Heather says:

    This is going to end badly.

  4. Esme says:

    Sounds like he’s using her to promote the family restaurant… but if she’s having fun, more power to her.

  5. Kalana says:

    Katie sounds self-absorbed.

    Tina Fey has this story from SNL about Katie really feeling herself about her dancing and singing skills so they decided to base the opening monologue around that and found out Katie can’t dance and can barely sing. Remember that part of the Tom years? Katie was supposed to be this amazing talent and she just could never deliver?

  6. Amy Bee says:

    This confirms it for me. The reason why she and Jamie broke up was because she wanted their relationship to be public and he didn’t.

  7. Caitlin Bruce says:

    I’m glad she feels like she can be herself that’s a huge thing for somebody that always gets into relationships were the other party takes more control. I just wish it wasn’t with a guy who dumped his fiancée for her, and this guy isn’t even good looking. Someone on twitter said this guy is known for being a “cokehead” and f*cling ever pretty girl that goes to Paul’s Baby Grand in soho.

    • Esmom says:

      Eek. I agree it would be nice to see her be empowered in a relationship but holy hell she has a bad picker.

  8. Tiffany says:

    I have been researching a houndtooth style coats and I am feeling the one Katie has. I am not about the double breasted look right now.

  9. holly hobby says:

    She really does have a type. Chris Klein Tom Cruise and now this guy all have this squinty eye weasel look. Tom was controlling. I don’t remember too much about the Klein years. Perhaps this dude is calling all the shots too. I wouldn’t equate age to being in control. It is very likely this dude is calling all the shots. Whatever, she really has a bad picker.

  10. CantTakeHerAnywhere says:

    Ugh I hate that cone bra she’s wearing on her face.

  11. MissMarierose says:

    Why use Afflarmas when Benana is right there?

  12. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Katie is bogarting N95s that should be prioritized for health care workers.

    Like my spouse.