Why Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes Still Refuse to Talk About Their Relationship

While many celebrity couples like to keep their relationships private, Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes give a whole new meaning to that as they have tried to keep their romance a secret for years. In 2017 though, the pair were photographed together walking hand in hand along a beach in Malibu, California, and everyone thought then that they were going to be more public with their relationship. But as it turns out, they still don’t want to talk about it.

Here’s what we know about the ultra-private couple and why they still refuse to speak publicly about each other.

Foxx and Holmes have never confirmed relationship

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx collage.

Left: Jamie Foxx in 2018 | Greg Doherty/Getty Images, Right: Katie Holmes in New York City | Monica Schipper/Getty Images

Even though the cat is out of the bag, Foxx and Holmes have never actually confirmed their relationship. In fact, they did the opposite and denied it on many occasions by pulling the old “just friends” line.

So, despite their Labor Day PDA photo, or picture of them grabbing dinner in NYC, or gazing into one another’s eyes at a pre-Grammy event, we shouldn’t expect these two to suddenly do red carpets together anytime soon.

Next: Have they kept quiet because of Tom Cruise?

Did they stay silent because of a Tom Cruise ban?

Cruise, Holmes, and Foxx standing closely together.

Is Tom Cruise influencing Katie Holmes, and Jamie Foxx’s relationship? | Win McNamee/Getty Images

Foxx and Holmes initially sparked dating rumors back in 2013, but up until 2012 the actress was married to Tom Cruise. One report claimed that as part of their divorce settlement, Holmes had to keep any new relationship under wraps for five years so Cruise wouldn’t be embarrassed.

That five-year mark was up in 2017 when the Malibu photo surfaced, but Gossip Cop debunked the allegation of a ban put in place by the Mission Impossible calling it “fiction.” Moreover, if Holmes and Foxx only kept quiet over the years because of some ban, then why wouldn’t they be more public now?

Next: They spend time together out of the spotlight. 

The couple spends most of their time together at home

Katie Holmes at the Grammy's award.

Katie Holmes has gone through extra measures to keep this relationship as private as possible. | Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

With only of few photos of them out and about, the couple has gone to great lengths to remain under the radar and one way they do that is by spending time together at home.

An insider told People that on date nights they hang out at their houses in Los Angeles saying, “They only spend time together at each other’s homes” to avoid the paparazzi.

Next: Foxx isn’t talking.

Foxx ends interview after being asked about Holmes

Jamie Foxx posing on a red carpet.

He was not interested in answering that question. | Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

During NBA All-Star weekend in February 2018, the Oscar winner showed everyone that he doesn’t appreciate being asked about his lady by abruptly ending an interview when a journalist went there.

Referring to some pictures that were published a day earlier, ESPN’s Michael Smith asked, “Did you and Katie Holmes play basketball for Valentine’s Day?” Foxx responded by saying nothing at all and simply removed his microphone and walked away, proving that if you want to talk to him, don’t bring up Holmes.

Next: They made a pact not to speak about their romance. 

They agreed not to talk about relationship

Katie Holmes smiling and posing on a red carpet.

They’re not open to sharing details. | Jewel SamadAFP/Getty Images

One of the main reasons, Foxx and Holmes have chosen not to discuss their love life is because it’s something they agreed upon early on.

“Katie and Jamie have an agreement that they’ll never talk about their relationship or each other in the press,” a source close to the Dawson’s Creek alum explained to Us Weekly.

The source added that Holmes was happy with the way Foxx handled the ESPN interview because she “felt he was respecting their agreement.”

Next: They are still going strong. 

Why it works for them

Jamie Foxx posing on a red carpet.

This is perhaps the key to a lasting relationship. | Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz USA

Something these two have proved is that keeping things private works for them. A source told Us Weekly that their relationship also works “because of the love, compassion, trust and support they have for each other.”

The source further explained that while they “lead their own separate lives, they confide in and rely on each other pretty heavily.”

Next: They don’t need to give attention to breakup rumors. 

They don’t have to deal with cheating, split rumors

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx collage.

Left: Katie Holmes | Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images, Right: Jamie Foxx | Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Finally, there have been reports about Foxx allegedly cheating on Holmes, and the pair breaking up. But since the couple makes it a point to not talk about their relationship, they never have to address the made up splitsville rumors put out there by the tabloids.

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