Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo were one of the hottest celebrity couples 2020 had to offer. Here's what you need to know about Holmes's brief but memorable relationship with chef Emilio Vitolo.
Katie met his parents.
Following several public outings in New York City, Holmes was photographed having lunch with her rumored new boyfriend and his dad, Emilio Vitolo Sr., at the family restaurant, Emilio's Ballato.
They engaged in some NYC PDA.
Holmes was photographed kissing Emilio Vitolo on a bench in New York City. The couple was also snapped holding hands; it's undeniable that they look pretty into one another.
Previously, photos of the actress seemingly smitten with a new man were published—the person in question being Chef Vitolo. In the images, which can be seen here, Holmes is wearing a simple white tee-and-denim jeans ensemble as she sits on Vitolo's lap and kisses him throughout their dinner together. Vitolo helms the SoHo restaurant, Emilio's Ballato.
According to People, though this is one of Holmes and Vitolo's first public outings together, the pair have been friends for at least a few months now. For proof, just look at Holmes's Instagram. This past July, Vitolo reportedly commented with emojis on one of her posts.
Despite his new rumored romance with Holmes, Vitolo is no stranger to the celebrity world. While his restaurant has received visits from top-tier celebs including Lenny Kravitz, Joe Jonas, and Rihanna, the Italian and Peruvian chef has also dabbled in the acting world himself. Vitolo has appeared in shows such as Royal Pains and Inside Amy Schumer, and is billed alongside Ewan McGregor and Val Kilmer in the upcoming film The Birthday Cake.
The pair went Instagram official.
Vitolo took to Instagram to not only wish Holmes a happy birthday but to also mark his first official social media post recognizing themselves as a couple. He chose a black-and-white candid capture of the two sharing a laugh at dinner for the monumental post.
"The most amazing, kindest, beautiful person ❤️. Every time I see your face it makes me smile . Happy Birthday !!! I love you !!" the chef wrote.
They reportedly slowed things down.
Holmes and Vitolo have been more or less inseparable since they first started dating last fall, but a source told Page Six that "things have definitely cooled down" between them recently, especially since the actress has been traveling away from NYC to film a new movie.
"Katie has a lot of big priorities in her life—she's a single mom, her daughter always comes first and things were moving very fast," the source explained.
The pair called it quits.
Per People, Holmes and Vitolo are no more. The split is reported to have been drama free and solely due to the pair having different life priorities at the moment.
"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.," the source told the outlet. "Katie can't wait to get back to work and to travel again."
Holmes's rep confirmed the breakup news to Us Weekly, stating that the two "remain friends."
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