Her ex-husband Tom Cruise infamously jumped on Oprah Winfrey’s couch in 2011 professing his love for soon-to-be-wife Katie Holmes
Now 9 years on, it’s Katie’s turn to show the world she’s in love!
The 41-year-old actress has been virtually inseparable with chef Emilio Vitolo Jr., since first being spotted together on Tuesday, September 1 on a date at Mediterranean restaurant Antique Garage in Soho, NYC.
And the pair weren’t shying away from showing affection, embracing, and sharing a tender moment and kiss outside his family restaurant Emilio’s Ballato on Friday in NYC.
The Dawson’s Creek alum is said to be “smitten’ with her new beau as it’s been revealed she “keeps texting Emilio all day long and he loves it,” People‘s source said. “He can’t get enough of her attention.’”
OK! has previously revealed that Katie’s daughter Suri Cruise, is expected to be seen with the lovestruck couple very soon.
“Katie isn’t hiding this new romance. After seven years of creeping around with Jamie Foxx, hiding from photographers, and slipping into restaurants through the kitchens so no one would see them, Katie has vowed to never live like that again. She is single and a grown woman and she will date whoever she wants and be proud of her choices. Additionally, her daughter, Suri, is the most important person in her life, which is why it is important for Emilio and Suri to develop a relationship. Not just behind closed doors but also in public. It won’t be long until the family is all spotted out together,” a source exclusively tells OK!.
KATIE HOLMES IS ‘VERY INTO’ ‘CHARMING’ EMILIO VITOLO DESPITE CHEATING SCANDAL
“Katie is done with being frightened of upsetting her ex Tom Cruise. She is going to live her life. If Tom gets angry seeing his daughter with another man in her life, that’s his problem. Suri needs to be around people that want to be part of her life, not those who have chosen to walk away. It is about time Suri sees her mom in a happy and healthy relationship,” adds a pal.
Their new relationship hasn’t been marred without drama –the restaurateur just got out of a serious relationship with his ex-fianceé, Rachel Emmons. In fact, when Holmes and Vitolo were spotted for the first time in New York City on September 1, it was the “same day” Vitolo’s engagement was called off, OK! previously reported.