Katie Holmes & Emilio Vitolo, the pandemic couple, broke up a few weeks ago

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

Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo were the perfect pandemic couple. Their New York pap strolls got us through a global pandemic, the chaos of 2020 election, the rise in fascism and more. I would like to thank Katie and Emilio for their service, but now it’s time to retire Kamilio. Katie and Emilio got together in late August/early September, when they were first photographed having masked dates around the city. It turned out that Emilio quickly dumped his live-in fiancee to be with Katie. Their pandemic romance flourished in a flurry of clown pants, Dairy Queen references and admissions that it wasn’t anything too serious. In the new year, they seemed to slow down though, and the pap strolling wasn’t as consistent. By April, there were rumors that a breakup would happen soon. And here we are.

It’s over. Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr. have officially split, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.

A spokesperson for the actress, 42, notes that “the pair have parted ways amicably but remain friends.”

The Batman Begins star and the restauranteur, 33, haven’t been seen together in one month while Holmes worked on an untitled romance film in Connecticut. Despite their breakup, the former couple have no bad blood.

“Their relationship fizzled. They figured out they’re better off as friends. There’s no drama that went down with the breakup and in fact, they’re still friends,” a source tells Us, noting that the split happened about two weeks ago. “Katie and Emilio really enjoyed their time together — it just simply didn’t work out. She’s focusing on being a mom and her upcoming projects.”

Holmes, 42, and Vitolo, 33, were first linked in early September when they were spotted on a date at his family restaurant Emilio’s Ballato.

[From Us Weekly]

As Bennifer rose, Kamilio had to fall. There can only be one and Kamilio was the pretender. A source also told People Magazine: “They split several weeks ago. There was no drama. It was amazing while it lasted, but they are at very different places in life. Emilio has no hard feelings. His life is in N.Y.C. Katie can’t wait to get back to work and to travel again.” That’s what we were hearing in January and February too, that as soon as Katie could travel and get back to work, she would be done with Emilio. So, a placeholder, a just-for-now pandemic relationship. Just a spot of fun in a gloomy world. We’ll miss you, Kamilio.

Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo are all smiles as they continue another steamy make-out session outside his restaurant in NYC

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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  1. Apple says:

    Well i hope his ex is having a good laugh right about now.

  2. Darla says:

    Wow, so both the big-papped covid relationships are down for the count now. I actually thought Benana would outlast these two, but I was proved wrong again!

  3. Myjobistoprincess says:

    I will miss the fashion pap strolls! see you in 17 years Kamilio!

  4. josephine says:

    Wouldn’t shock me to see them pick up again. It was a strangely public relationship for her.

  5. Mrs. Peel says:


  6. Liz version 700 says:

    Sorry to hear this you crazy kids. Atvleastvyiunwill always have the pap pics

  7. MsIam says:

    Poor Katie. I hope she can meet someone nice eventually.

    • Mushroom says:

      Nah, think she’s happy exploring. She married too young. She probably had/has PTSD from being married to Tom Control Freak Cruise, not to mention all the CoS stuff.

  8. Mavmom31 says:

    After reportedly being a hidden feature in her last relationship, I am glad she got the chance to be out and open about her relationship and have it featured everywhere.

  9. JEM says:

    “As Bennifer rose, Kamilio had to fall.” Kaiser, you are the best and funniest.

  10. lucy2 says:

    I’m stunned, I tell you, stunned.

  11. Ann says:

    He sounds like a real prize. I hate her pants but I am also envious that she can kind of pull them off. Whoops, sorry.

  12. Leslie Irizarry-Moore says:

    “As Bennifer rose, Kamilio had to fall.” brilliant!!!! Lol

  13. Jaded says:

    Somewhere in New York Rachel Emmons is doing a happy dance.