TMZ: Katie Holmes Was Spotted Out at Dinner with a New Guy — Facts about Emilio Vitolo Jr

Pedro Marrero
Sep 09, 2020
05:30 A.M.
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Following more than a year of her split from her former partner, Jamie Foxx, the actress has finally come out of the shell and is now stepping into dating territory. In the pictures, it seems she gets along very well with her new companion.

41-year-old actress Katie Holmes was recently spotted having a fun time during a date with a mysterious guy. While cameras got a bit closer, it was revealed that Dawson’s Creek’s Joey Potter’s apparently new sweetheart is 33-year-old chef Emilio Vitolo Jr. 

Holmes and Vitolo were found last week at “Antique Garage,” a restaurant in SoHo which offers a Mediterranean menu. The two did not need to hide from the curious while they had a couple of glasses of wine.


Actress Katie Holmes spotted in midtown New York City in January 2020. I Image: Getty Images.

During their meeting, Holmes was wearing jeans and a tank top, while the new guy also kept it simple with jeans and a white t-shirt. According to the pictures published by TMZ, both spent a really good time together with fun conversations and some flirtatious laughing.



After Holmes’ new date made every photographer in the city turn their heads, all of us wanted to know who this guy was. Vitolo’s father is Italian-born chef Emilio Vitolo Sr., the original owner of Emilio’s Ballato in SoHo, an NYC Italian restaurant that is well-known for continuously receiving visits from famous celebrities.


After his father bought the place in the ‘90s, the 33-year-old now runs the business with his two brothers. Vitolo, who is half Italian and half Peruvian, has managed to keep the restaurant as one of the movies and music star’s favorites in New York City.


Celebrities such as Denzel Washington, Danny De Vitto, Lenny Kravitz, Cuba Gooding Jr., and even former President Barack Obama, are regular visitors to the restaurant. While Whoopie Goldberg, Joe Jonas, and Sophie Turner are actually close friends of his.

The chef has also made some appearances as an actor by being cast in minor roles in “Royal Pains” and “Inside Amy Schumer.” He is also a dog lover since he has an adorable Rottweiler named Lil Franky, which has his own Instagram account. 



Before having a relationship with 52-year-old actor Jamie Foxx from 2013 to 2019, Holmes had been married to Tom Cruise from 2006 to 2012. The couple had a lavish ceremony in Italy and shared a daughter, 14-year-old Suri.

However, the actress has always tried to

keep her love life

very private, so there are few other celebrities she has been linked to. Her first love was “Dawson’s Creek” former castmate Joshua Jackson, and later came Chris Klein. The couple got engaged in 2003 after dating for three years, but split two years later, in March 2005.


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