Wedding bells are in the air!
After years of secrecy, it looks like Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes are finally ready to make their engagement official, and it’s all thanks to Holmes’ ex-husband, Tom Cruise.
Hollywood Life reports that Cruise finally signed off on Holmes’ relationship with Foxx, and the couple can’t wait to get the news out.
Holmes and Foxx have kept their relationship a secret because of a divorce contract that prohibited Holmes from having a public relationship until 2017.
Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise back in 2012.
If not for the contact, the couple would have already married.
Apparently, Foxx was over waiting for the contract to expire and had a personal chat with Cruise. After their talk, Cruise agreed that Holmes could go public with their romance.
“Jamie called Tom and told him that he loved Katie, and that he thought that being in a stable family would be best for Suri too,” a source explained.
Cruise, who has stuck to his guns over the years, finally agreed that it is time to break the no-public relationship clause.
“Tom, despite initial reservations, agreed not to stand in the couple’s way,” the source stated. “After the man-to-man conversation, even Tom could see how serious Jamie and Katie are.”
Cruise has been friends with Foxx for a number of years. Their friendship likely played a part in Cruise’s change of heart.
“He and Tom had been friends for years, and they stayed civil even after Jamie started seeing Katie,” the source continued.
Now that Jamie Foxx and Holmes can go public with their relationship, the source revealed their plans to wed sometime in November.
Meanwhile, Movie News Guide is reporting that Holmes is remaining quiet about her split with Cruise, his dealings with Scientology, and the controversial divorce clause.
It’s unclear why Holmes hasn’t broken her silence on these issues, though it is possible that Cruise can gain custody of their daughter if Holmes spills her secrets.
Further, Holmes might have to give up a substantial amount of money if she breaks the rules and dishes on her ex-husband.
Is this why Holmes refuses to open up about her failed marriage?
According to Hollywood Life, Holmes would forfeit millions of dollars if she went public with any relationship before 2017.
“Katie wanted out of the marriage so badly, she agreed to the terms – and got $4.8 million in child support, plus another $5 million for herself,” a source told the outlet.
What were some of the details outlined in this mysterious divorce clause?
“Katie signed a clause in her quickie divorce settlement that prevents her from embarrassing Tom in various ways, like talking about him or Scientology, or publicly dating another man for five years after the divorce,” an inside source explained to Radar Online.
The source continued, “She’s allowed to date, but she cannot do so in a public fashion, and she’s not supposed to let any boyfriend near their daughter, Suri.”
While these reports have yet to be verified, Holmes hasn’t spoken out about her dating life since her split with Cruise.
In fact, the actress was recently asked who she dating and replied by saying, “That’s not something I want to answer!”
Rumors of Holmes’ relationship with Foxx first surfaced back in 2013.
Despite keeping a close lid on their relationship, their cover was almost blown when Claudia Jordan (Real Housewives of Atlanta) publicly revealed that Foxx and Holmes were “really happy.”
Jordan has since backtracked on her comments while Foxx and Holmes continue to remain silent.
Hopefully, if Cruise really did give them the green light, fans will finally learn the truth about Holmes’ dating life in the coming weeks.
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