Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have been subjects of romance rumors for three years since they were seen dancing onstage the 4th Annual Apollo in The Hamptons Benefit. The whole thing took over headlines again when the former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Claudia Jordan, who says is a good friend of Foxx, said Tuesday on the Allegedly podcast hosted by Theo Von and Matt Cole Weiss that the actor was “very happy” with Tom Cruise’s ex-wife.
The hosts, a comedian and a filmmaker-journalist, were asking the two-time “Celebrity Apprentice” participant about an online list of 28 men she was said to have slept with. Most of her answers were “nays.” When asked about Foxx, she firmly answered “never,” but still pointed out they were good friends. She was then asked if she thought Holmes was a good girl for Foxx and her answer was that she liked seeing him so happy with her.
But just hours after confirming the relationship, Jordan told Entertainment Tonight that she had misspoken. She now insists that she knows nothing about a relationship between the former Dawson’s Creek star and the Oscar-winning actor, saying that she has never seen them together and that Foxx has never told her he’s dating Holmes.
“A lot of times, I get asked questions about celebrities – some I know, some I don’t – a lot of times we just give a safe kind of generic answer,” the 43-year-old reality star told ET. “Sorry to not have this bombshell story, but I cannot confirm them. I don’t have the knowledge of this being fact, I don’t. I misspoke,” she added.
Jordan put a lot of energy at clarifying her first remarks. She said she and Foxx had a teasing friendship but their conversations never included insights of their personal lives. She expressed how upset she was by the fact that the media had focused on a three-second clip from a podcast and added she only wanted to see Foxx happy with whoever he happens to be with.
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The reality star pointed out that she didn’t want to be involved in gossip because it was none of her business. She then repeated she had never seen Foxx and Holmes together.
Claudia Jordan was the first real person to confirm the romance between Holmes and Foxx, who was born as Eric Bishop.
Both stars have denied any romantic sparks between them
In May last year, Holmes denied having something to do with The Annie’s actor. Her rep told Gossip Cop that all the stories about them dating were false and that gossip had to stop. The 37-year-old actress was reportedly overheard saying “I love you” in a phone call, but her rep told the site that Holmes had been speaking with her 10-year-old daughter Suri, who’s also Tom Cruise’s child. The rep firmly stated the actress was not dating anyone.
Jamie, who back in 2004 worked closely with Cruise on the film Collateral, has repeatedly denied that he is dating Holmes. He called the rumors “100 percent not true” in October 2013, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. He told Entertainment Tonight that the dating stories were “quite hilarious” because the two had simply been seen together on the dance floor at a charity event with a bunch of other people.
Just last year, he told ET that they were just friends. He commented that today’s society was so thirsty to find any story and sometimes the news were so untrue.
In March 2015, a source told People that Holmes and Foxx had been friends for a while and that there was no intense romance between them. However, an E! News source said Tuesday that they had been involved in a relationship for a long time and that it was “not a secret among their friends.”
Katie and Jamie caught in ‘just-friends’ situations
Not only did Foxx and Holmes spark rumors at the charity event three years ago, but romance stories appeared again when a photo was published showing the two apparently holding hands in Foxx’s home studio.
In May 2015, Jamie told ET that the picture was being taken out of context because they were just friends. He explained that the actress’ former Dawson’s Creek co-star James Van Der Beek had also been there doing voice overs for Amber Alert, an animated show.
“I guess some knucklehead person who was here hit us with the phone cam,” Jamie said. “I guess they are trying to get money for whatever. It’s amazing what people will do to sell you out,” Foxx told ET at the time.
They also got some attention last December when the Batman Begins beauty attended Jamie’s surprise birthday party in New York at La Bilboquet restaurant. But Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys were also guests at the event. The tabloids went crazy again soon after when Katie was seen with Annalise, the actor’s 6-year-old daughter, at The Honor Bar in Beverly Hills.
Katie lives with her daughter Suri in Thousand Oaks and Foxx is in Rancho Conejo with Annalise and his 21-year-old daughter Corinne. The fact that they live only a 30-minute drive away has also not helped them fight their romance rumors. They have even said to be planning a wedding.
Katie was seen in January wearing a gold ring on her engagement finger. A source had told InTouch that they have been happily thinking about having a quite wedding and another insider said the actress was “terrified” that Cruise’s reaction would be negative when he found out Suri would have a new father figure in her life. The second source added that Katie was afraid her ex-husband might “come crashing back into her and Suri’s lives.”
Source: Daily Mail