What’s with all of these ridiculously good looking A-list celebrities deciding they want to date us mere mortals in 2020? First, there was the news that Brad Pitt has been quietly seeing 27-year-old model Nicole Poturalski for the past nine months, then there’s Zac Efron meeting his current girlfriend while she was working at a Byron Bay cafe – I can’t, and now Katie Holmes has been seen snogging a Soho restaurateur all over New York City.
While it’s all well and good that celebs get back on the dating scene, especially the likes of Holmes and Pitt who’ve had it rough, what they don’t realize is that when they swoop to our level, they’re going to cause one hell of a scene. Case in point: Poturalski, Pitt’s partner, was – or still is (there are rumors they’re in an open relationship) – married to the father of her child, Roland Mary, at the time that they met on his Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood press tour last year. Moreover, Pitt and Poturalski literally met at a restaurant owned by Mary (probably not the way he thought that celebrity visit was going to go).
Now, unfortunately, it looks a lot like Katie Holmes is in a similar sticky situation with her new beau, Emilio Vitolo Jr. Take a seat.
Until very, very recently, Vitolo, who’s the co-owner and chef of swanky, celebrity-loved restaurant Emilio’s Ballatowas, was engaged to his live-in fiancé, Rachel Emmons. Despite being engaged for 18 months and sharing a very cute puppy together, Vitolo reportedly dumped Emmons through text (!) just before the first PDA-packed photos of himself and Holmes went public.
One of Emmons’ friends spilled the goss to the Daily Mail, saying, “Up to this press coming out, Rachel had no idea what was going on.” They added that Emmons had “devoted her life” to Vitolo for the roughly 3.5 years they were together. “They had concrete wedding plans in the works” and “now [Emmons] is just left with bad press and forced to move home.”
What’s more, it sounds like Holmes knew about Vitolo’s relationship status when they became friendly back in October. “Katie definitely knew Emilio had a fiancé and started something with him while he was very much living with his fiancé,” a “source close to the actress” allegedly said. “Everyone is surprised by the way this romance happened and how open Katie is being about her new man,” they continued.
According to this person, Katie is acting like “a teenage girl in love” because Vitolo is “openly affectionate with her, left his fiancé to be with her and gives her something Jamie [Foxx] couldn’t.”
Dumping through text and probably a bit of cheating? It sounds very much like this is a case of Katie being swept away by a type-A Fuckboy. Let’s just hope he proves us wrong.