Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx had been rumored to be dating for several years now, but they've always managed to keep their relationship under wraps. However, days after Foxx was seen getting cozy with another woman, reports broke today that he and Holmes had actually been separated for months.
Here, take a look back at all of the key moments in Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx's secretive courtship, from how they met to their secretive split.
2004: Foxx works with Tom Cruise on Collateral.
Before Cruise meets and marries Holmes, he works with Foxx on the movie Collateral. The pair appear to strike up a friendship over the course of filming.
Cruise meets Holmes in April 2005, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
2006: Holmes is spotted with Cruise and Foxx.
Holmes attends a football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins on September 11, 2006 in Maryland. She is seen chatting to Foxx on the field, who is clearly an acquaintance, as she attends the game with Cruise.
June 29, 2012: Holmes files for divorce from Tom Cruise.
Cruise's rep releases a statement (reported via Yahoo!) which says, "Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy." CBS reports that Cruise is blindsided by the divorce, and tells a German television station, "I didn't expect it."
August 2013: Foxx and Holmes are seen dancing together in the Hamptons.
Over a year after Holmes has separated from Cruise, rumors about a new relationship start when Holmes and Foxx are spotted at the same event in the Hamptons. They're photographed flirting with one another, with People reporting that "Foxx wrangled [Ellen] DeGeneres and Holmes for a group hug, the ladies flanking him," and "at one point, the actress even tried a sip of Foxx’s cocktail," suggesting that they're either very close, or this is the start of a flirtation between them.
Last night @ Apollo theatre fundraiser Pharrel Colon Powell Katie Holmes jaimie fox on stage raised 3m for programs. pic.twitter.com/SIVoR3ZZME— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) August 25, 2013
October 2013: Foxx denies that he is dating Holmes.
The Baby Driver actor tells Entertainment Tonight that he isn't dating Holmes. He says, "[The rumors] are one hundred percent not true. In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people."
February 2015: Holmes and Foxx are photographed holding hands for the first time.
The secretive actors are seen holding hands in public, but they don't confirm their relationship. Instead, PopSugar claims that, instead, they go to even bigger efforts to hide their romance, with Katie putting "on a wig and hat to meet him at a hotel" at one point, which is a commitment, if true.
March 2015: A source claims that the relationship isn't that serious.
An alleged source tells People, "This is not some intense romance. Jamie and Katie are friends and have been for a long time. They are two adults who are attractive and single... they’re not about to run off and make some serious commitment."
December 2015: Holmes attends Foxx's 48th birthday party.
TMZ reports that Holmes is spotted in the crowd at Foxx's birthday celebration, spurring on rumors that they're secretly a couple.
June 2016: Foxx's friend gets in trouble for spilling secrets.
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star, and a friend of Foxx's, Claudia Jordan, lets a little too much info about her friend's relationship slip while appearing on a podcast. Jordan reveals, "He is very happy with her. I love that he seems very happy."
July 2016: Foxx visits Holmes on the set of The Kennedys After Camelot.
The rumored couple are seen having dinner in Toronto, where Holmes is filming. Foxx doesn't even keep the fact that he's in town a secret, because he poses with a fan for an Instagram shot.
December 2016: They celebrate Holmes's 38th birthday in Mexico.
A source tells Us Weekly, "They stayed in one of the most private suites at the hotel, separate from other guests and entered by a small path. They wanted to be very discreet and had everything delivered to their room and taken care of by a personal butler."
May 2017: Holmes visits Foxx on location in Paris.
According to a report in People, Holmes is photographed boarding a private jet in Paris with Foxx, where the actor has been filming a new version of Robin Hood. Of the romance, an "insider" apparently tells Us Weekly that Katie "gushes about how amazing he is. She says she loves him from the tips of her toes to the top of her head."
September 2017: Holmes and Foxx are spotted holding hands on a rare public outing.
December 2017: They celebrate Foxx's 50th birthday in Los Angeles.
Of the party, PopSugar reports, "They walked in together. They mostly mingled with other guests, and spent very little alone time. It was obvious that Jamie had a great birthday. Katie looked like she had fun as well. She looked gorgeous."
January 27, 2018: Holmes and Foxx sit together at a Pre-Grammys party.
February 2018: Foxx walks out of an interview when asked about Holmes.
Foxx walks away when an interviewer quizzes him about Holmes. However, he smiles throughout the interaction, suggesting he isn't that angry about it.
People reports that Foxx and Holmes play basketball together on Valentine's Day.
Guess Jamie Foxx had to go and couldn't answer a question about playing basketball with Katie Holmes 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/XYq9fPHt3v— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) February 16, 2018
June 2018: Holmes's rep denies breakup reports.
Seeming to indirectly confirm that Holmes and Foxx are, in fact, dating, Holmes's rep shoots down a story which claims that the actors have broken up.
Radar Online reports that "she and Foxx have split after five years of intense, covert dating—and have even called off the intimate dream wedding they’d been planning. 'Katie just couldn’t get over her trust issues.'"
However, Holmes's rep tells People, "The Radar story is 100 percent untrue," which appears to confirm that the relationship is still on.
December 2018: They show PDA in Miami.
Foxx and Holmes were seen kissing on a luxury yacht and racing on wave runners together in Miami, FL ahead of New Year's Eve. The Oscar winner joked to Us Weekly of their not-so-secret PDA, "It was foolish!"
May 2019: They make their Met Gala debut—and then break up.
Although they didn't walk the red carpet together, Foxx and Holmes were photographed together inside the 2019 Met Gala for the first time. In full couple mode, the duo coordinated in shades of purple, with Holmes in a dark and dreamy Zac Posen number, and Foxx in matching violet shoes.
August 2019: Their breakup makes news after Foxx is seen with another woman.
On Friday, August 16, Foxx raised eyebrows when he was photographed holding hands with singer Sela Vave while out in L.A. Days later, reports broke that Foxx and Holmes had split in May. Per Page Six, the actress was reportedly overheard telling friends that she and Foxx "haven’t been together for months."
The former couple have not yet publicly responded to breakup reports.
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