- At least one person close to Katie Holmes and her new boyfriend, Emilio Vitolo, Jr., didn't approve of their relationship—at least at the beginning.
- According to Page Six, Emilio's mom, Lourdes, was "furious" about how her son's relationship with the actress started.
- Emilio was engaged to designer Rachel Emmons for 18 months just hours before embarking on a very public relationship with Katie and Lourdes reportedly "didn't like how [Emilio] handled" the end of his engagement.
Katie Holmes (opens in new tab) and her new boyfriend, Emilio Vitolo, Jr. (opens in new tab), have not been shy about their love. The new couple have been photographed holding hands and making out all over New York City since news of their relationship broke early last month.
According to Page Six, not everyone in Katie and Emilio's inner circle (opens in new tab) was thrilled when they started dating though. Apparently, the NYC chef's mom, Lourdes, was "furious about the way the whole thing went down," per Page Six's report. The cause of Lourdes' reported fury? Her son had apparently been engaged to designer Rachel Emmons (opens in new tab) for 18 months when news of his relationship with Katie broke.
"[Lourdes] thinks she brought him up better than that," a family source told the publication. "She didn’t like how [Emilio] handled this at all."
Others close to the situation have claimed that things were already rocky between Emilio and Rachel before he connected with Katie though.
"He and his fiancée were taking it slow, and it wasn’t working out," another source said, adding that Katie is more his typical type than Rachel was. "He likes older women. He dated an older anchor at Fox, and others, so he has a history with older women."
Clearly, Katie and Emilio are happy (opens in new tab) with their relationship, in spite of the drama that surrounded its beginnings. The couple were photographed once again this week, holding hands while walking around NYC.
For their latest snapped outing, Katie and Emilio (opens in new tab) wore coordinating outfits. Both wore white t-shirts and sneakers and sported super affordable face masks from Evolvetogether (opens in new tab), which are just $8.97 for a pack of seven. Emilio wore the company's basic white NYC mask:
While Katie opted for the black "I am a voter" design:
Over the past few weeks, the couple have been photographed repeatedly looking loved-up in New York City.
February 10, 2020
February 8, 2020
The star arrived to a party in NYC while wearing a satin blue pantsuit from Zadig & Voltaire (opens in new tab).
December 13, 2019
Holmes kept warm outside the iHeartRadio event in one of Max Mara's iconic furry coats (opens in new tab).
October 4, 2019
There's one shoe both Meghan Markle and Katie Holmes loves: Rothy's (opens in new tab). Holmes styled her black flats (opens in new tab) with a pretty two-toned Gabriela Hearst (opens in new tab) slip dress and handbag from the label (opens in new tab). Coincidentally, this is also a brand often favored by Meghan herself.
August 28, 2019
The cashmere bralette (opens in new tab) and cardigan look (opens in new tab) that impressed everyone (opens in new tab). Holmes set was from Khaite, which she paired with blue jeans, Acne Studios shoes (opens in new tab), and Westward Leaning sunglasses (opens in new tab). Her handbag is from 3.1 Phillip Lim (opens in new tab).
August 4, 2019
A little Gucci sweater (opens in new tab) can brighten up anyone's day. The star wore her designer top with blue jeans and simple white sneakers while walking around in the Upper East Side.
September 11, 2018
The star attended a Fashion Week presentation in September while wearing an Alice & Olivia (opens in new tab) white halter neck dress and beige pumps.
April 15, 2016
The Star attended the All We Had world premiere in NYC. For the occasion, she wore a black Brooks Brothers (opens in new tab) pantsuit.