Jamie Foxx: I Don't Even Tell My FRIENDS About Katie Holmes!

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For years, now, the relationship between Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx has been the subject of intense speculation, because, on the surface, they were "just friends."

The pair have still never officially confirmed their relationship -- but at this point, it's an open secret at best.

People have a lot of assumptions about why the pair has been so secretive -- but apparently, Jamie Foxx has been unwilling to open up about things. Even to those closest to him. ...

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People aren't sure why Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have been so secretive.

Recently, it's been reported that Katie Holmes' desire to take their relationship public put their relationship on thin ice.

One of the biggest theories behind their conspicuous silence (and, in the past, even their denials -- and maybe, back in 2013, they really were just friends) has to do with Katie Holmes' very famous, very controversial ex:

Tom Cruise.

The guy who once jumped up onto Oprah's couch in a display of instability that must have made Oprah's security team wonder if they needed to rush onto the set.

The posterboy for the Church of Scientology.

The guy who, despite his significant acting skills, has been filmed running from so many different things and disasters that film trailers that feature him almost read like parodies. People ask: "What is Tom Cruise running from this time?"

(Honestly, we wonder how much better this year's The Mummy film might have been if they'd cast someone more appropriate to the role than Tom Cruise. The script still would have needed some serious work, but it would have been an improvement)

That Tom Cruise is, years after their divorce, believed to be why Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have been keeping things so quiet.

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It's not outrageous to believe that their divorce includes a clause that prevents Katie Holmes from "embarrassing" Tom by dating publicly.

Or, even more realistically, it might be a verbal agreement.

Just look at another of Tom Cruise's exes -- Nicole Kidman.

Have you ever heard Nicole speak negatively of Tom since their divorce? Or maybe heard her bash Scientology for being, say, a predatory organization that preys upon and controls most of its members while bleeding their finances dry -- but keeping celebrities and other wealthy donors happy?

You haven't.

Here's why -- Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise adopted children together.

Those children, like their father, are Scientologists.

If Nicole were to speak out against the Church of Scientology (or Scientology's golden boy), she would be labeled a Suppressive Person.

Scientologists are not supposed to interact with Suppressive People, including (and especially) their own family members.

So if Nicole wants to maintain contact with her children, which she clearly does, she has to bite her tongue whenever that comes up in an interview. That's our guess, anyway.

We suspect that Katie Holmes has something similar going on.

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Suri Cruise is just barely a tween, but, reportedly, Tom Cruise hasn't seen Suri in several years.

Perhaps his agreement with Katie Holmes involved her getting Suri without contest and, in exchange, her not using her fame and the public's curiosity to tell everything that she's witnessed and experienced as Tom's wife.

And maybe part of that included not publicly dating for a while. That's purely speculation on our part, of course.

However, it sounds like Jamie Foxx is super concerned with keeping things private, too.

Us Weekly reports that Jamie Foxx is tight-lipped about Katie Holmes, even with his inner circle.

"Jamie is still not open about his relationship to many of his friends."

That's from Us Weekly's source.

"Everyone knows they're together and that he is not seeing other women, but it's still unspoken."

Jamie Foxx in black tux

Now, maybe Jamie Foxx is just a really private person.

(And with good reason, if sources are blabbing to Us Weekly about him and his secretive ways)

Or maybe he's very protective of Katie Holmes and doesn't want to jeopardize whatever arrangement she has going

We just don't know.

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Birthplace
Toledo, Ohio
Full Name
Kate Noelle Holmes

Katie Holmes Quotes

"Becoming a mother has been the most amazing experience—in an instant you become strong. You have to be a little bit wiser; it's the most important job you have in the world."

Katie Holmes [on being a mom]

"As a woman, you make the transition from being singe to [being] a partner. I have a teammate."

Katie Holmes [on married life]