Katie Holmes & Emilio Vitolo ‘are having fun,’ mostly because she isn’t working

The sudden pandemic-coupling of Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo made my shortlist for one of my favorite gossip stories of 2020. The whole thing is still kind of weird to me – how suddenly they met and got together, how he text-dumped his LIVE-IN FIANCEE, how their romance played out on a series of very public dates and pap strolls. I just enjoyed it – it was old-school gossip, a new relationship being rolled out in public, with the added twist of “this is a pandemic so they’re wearing masks constantly.” We’ve heard that Emilio and Katie are super-serious together and maybe even talking about marriage. But People Magazine seems to tamp down those reports:

Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr. are enjoying their time together. “They are having fun,” a source tells PEOPLE of the couple, who acknowledged their relationship publicly for the first time on Friday, as the chef, 33, wished the actress a happy 42nd birthday.

“Emilio has had a lot of stress this year because of the shutdowns that have affected the restaurant business. Katie is very supportive. Their relationship is cheering him up,” the source adds.

Despite the difficulties of the past year, having more time for one another has been a positive for the pair.

“Since Katie is not working, they have had time to really get to know each other,” the source says. “Emilio thinks their relationship will continue to be strong in the new year. When things return to a more normal and Katie is working again, they will figure it out. For now, they enjoy all their time together in New York City.”

[From People]

I… wonder if Emilio is concerned that he might just be Katie’s pandemic boyfriend, and once she’s working and traveling, he’ll get left behind. I wonder about that too. I mostly think Katie was just in the mood to be in a relationship, and she enjoyed herself with Emilio, but I kind of wonder if she ever wants to get remarried or be “settled down” with someone.

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

Katie Holmes and boyfriend Emilio Vitolo walk hand-in-hand as they go for a joyride in his red Pontiac

Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr clutch hands in NYC

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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7 Responses to “Katie Holmes & Emilio Vitolo ‘are having fun,’ mostly because she isn’t working”

  1. Bibi says:

    i dont personally know any of them, but I enjoy lookingn at their pics, and enjoy looking at katie’s weird fashion, and I like it. at Katie’s age, i would think she is goign a day at a time with no expectation. that”s what I would do – because I’m the same age…. ?? does that make sense?

  2. Caitlin says:

    Seems like they are both having fun. She probably enjoys being in a relationship that she can just relax in and doesn’t have to run and hide or pretend to not actively distain the person (Tom). I wonder what will happen when she starts shootings stuff that will take her out of New York? I’m also surprised they haven’t done a pap stroll with Suri. But it’s better that way as it’s only been 4 months

  3. Ariel says:

    If you went through the “marriage” situation that Katie went through- would you ever want to do it again? I might go the Hawn/Russell route if i found lasting love after being married to the scientology faux jesus.

    I don’t think this guy is her everlasting. But a girl in her 30s needs to get laid sometimes.

  4. SarahCS says:

    I’m not a fan of his hair. That’s all I have at this point.

  5. Va Va Kaboom says:

    Nevermind

  6. Kara says:

    I read that comment as him saying he’s fine to be hot and heavy while he’s got nothing else to do, but once his restaurants open back up, he doesn’t necessarily want to be tied down. I haven’t ever gotten the sense she’s a ‘just having fun’ kind of gal – she seems very serially monogamous.

  7. Julia K says:

    This is a pandemic fling, esp for her and maybe him as well. Katie is a devoted mom and will not bring a stepfather into Suris’ life while she may still be working through her feeling about her bio dad.

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