Katie Holmes was fully aware that her new boyfriend had a fiancee.
In the past week Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr have been snapped kissing and cuddling all over New York City.
It was revealed yesterday by The Sun that Vitolo dumped his fiancee Rachel Emmons via text just two days before the first photos of he and Holmes were published.
“Rachel and Emilio got together in February last year and were engaged after just a few months,” a friend of Emmons’ told The Sun. “It was a whirlwind romance but they were very much in love.
“They were planning their wedding before the pandemic, but had been having issues recently … different work schedules, and COVID made it difficult.
“But Rachel was left blindsided when he suddenly ended their engagement via text on Tuesday, just two days before photographs emerged of him with Katie.
“Rachel found out about their dates after friends sent her articles showing them together. She thinks it’s disrespectful for it to be so public.”
The source added: “She packed up and left their home on Wednesday and hasn’t seen him at all since.”
There was doubt whether Holmes knew Vitolo was engaged, but an insider has now set the record straight.
“Katie and Emilio met through mutual friends and have been ‘friendly’ since October of last year,” a source told the Daily Mail. “Katie definitely knew Emilio had a fiancee and started something with him while he was very much living with his fiancee.
“They have been strong since March, but it got more serious after she returned from Ohio where she kept quarantine with her family,” the source said.
Holmes last year ended her six-year relationship with Jamie Foxx. The couple were notoriously private and were rarely photographed together.
But Holmes has been far less private with Vitolo with the pair kissing openly in public on several occasions.
“Everyone is surprised by the way this romance happened and how open Katie is being about her new man,” the source told the Daily Mail.
“Some of her relatives are upset. They do not understand why Katie acts like a teenage girl in love with so many silly and ridiculous displays of love, she is 41 years old and they expect her to act like one.”