For your daily dose of “what in the what?” news, it seems that the always fresh-faced actress Katie Holmes, 34, may be dating Ray actor (and close friend of Holmes’ ex-husband, actor Tom Cruise) Jamie Foxx, 45.
Reports are currently conflicting on the validity of this information, but we’ve become accustomed to the “lady doth protest too much” denials that tend to come from celebrities’ representatives in these types of situations. In other words, we’re going to assume that it’s either true now, or that it used to be true and has since fizzled.
Argument for the Couple
Yahoo! Movies informs us that the chatter started in August of this year when Holmes and Foxx were photographed together at a charity event, “Apollo in the Hamptons: A Night of Legends” in the Hamptons on Long Island. A rep for Holmes insists that the pair are “just friends,” though they did dance together to the sultry sounds of Robin Thicke’s hit single, “Blurred Lines.” (Cue an image of them dirty-dancing on the dance floor. Kinda hot, not gonna lie.)
In Touch magazine reports that Holmes was seen leaving Foxx’s Trump Soho Hotel last month, and that Foxx’ limo driver was surprised to be picking her up from the hotel, as opposed to bringing Foxx to work on the set of the upcoming Annie re-make.
Also starring in the film is Quvenzhane Wallis, the Academy Award nominee for “Best Actress” for her performance in the 2012 film Beasts of the Southern Wild, as well as Rose Byrne and Cameron Diaz, who will be playing the classic villain, “Miss Hannigan.”
Argument against the Couple
People magazine reports that Foxx has outright denied such claims, telling Entertainment Tonight that the rumors are “100 percent not true.” He claims that he and Holmes simply enjoyed a night of dancing, and that mountains are being made from molehills.
E! Online is already dismissive of the story, though Foxx, who has never been married, has stated in a prior interview with Oprah Winfrey his desire to keep the details of his personal life deeply private. While this is a highly respectable choice, it unfortunately fuels the gossip.
This is not the first time the rumor mill has been cranking out reports of Holmes seeing fellow celebrities in the wake of her split from Tom in 2012 after five years of marriage.
In January, it was rumored that Holmes was dating actor Jake Gyllenhaal, and that the two were set up by none other than Holmes’ former Dawson’s Creek co-star (and ex-boyfriend), Joshua Jackson (Fringe). She has also been linked to Peter Cincotti, an Italian jazz musician.
Cruise himself has also been the subject of dating rumors, when he was rumored to be dating 26 year-old restaurant manager Cynthia Jorge in December of last year.
No matter whom Holmes is dating (or not dating), she has been photographed looking positively beautiful, refreshed and happy on numerous occasions since her split from Tom. We’re happy to see her so happy, and we wish her all the best.