Though Katie Holmes walked the pink carpet at the Met Gala with designer Zac Posen, inside she held court with her alleged better half, Jamie Foxx. The pair, who have been the subject of speculation for years, posed together for the first time as a couple. Photographed with their arms around each other during the event's cocktail hour, they also took the time to say hi to Cardi B and plan a dinner at her house next week. OK, we made that last part up, but how cool would that be?
In case we hadn’t mentioned it already, this is the first time Holmes and Foxx have posed together at any red carpet event. Although the two have become more public about their relationship recently, there is still no official confirmation that they are in fact a couple. At last year's pre-Grammy Gala, they sat together and were seen being somewhat affectionate.
The two were also spotted recently celebrating Holmes's 40th birthday with her mother. Although they arrived separately at Serendipity 3, an old-school dessert spot. for the party, they were photographed hanging out together. A source told Us Weekly that “Katie and Jamie looked happy. They both came in the same car together, with her mom. Her mom walked out with a cake box at the end. Jamie and Kathleen ordered their frozen hot chocolate, and Katie had a strawberry sundae.”
Holmes and Foxx have reportedly been together for over five years, but a source told Us Weekly in September 2017 that the two were "very serious." And last month, another source confirmed that the two were still together. “When they can spend time together, they do," the source told the magazine. "When they’re busy and they can’t, they don’t. They are two adults who enjoy each other’s company and have for a long time.”
Although no one is quite sure why the couple has wanted to keep their relationship a secret, it has been reported that after having a very public five and a half year marriage to Tom Cruise, Holmes was exhausted. Following a difficult divorce in which Holmes reportedly told friends that she feared that Cruise would abduct their daughter Suri, she decided to keep her private life private.
Cruise, who is a member of the controversial Church of Scientology, has been believed to use the church to put pressure on those he’s involved with. In the 2015 documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Cruise's former auditor Marty Rathbun claimed that the actor asked the organization to wiretap his ex-wife Nicole Kidman.
Cruise has also had a relationship with Foxx since they both appeared in the 2004 Michael Mann film Collateral together. Foxx was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role. The film was released a year before Cruise and Holmes began allegedly dating.