One of life’s greatest taboos is dating a close friend’s ex. Regardless of how amicable the break up was, no one wants to meet up with their friend at party to see their former beau on their arm. It’s an absolute no-no.
We confide in our friends about our relationships – they’re the first to know when our partner has messed up. After a break up, it’s not uncommon for your close friends to stalk your ex online on your behalf.
This is done so that they can provide you with moments of much-needed hilarity about when you’re feeling down about the break up, and, let’s face it, it would be seriously unhealthy for you to do the stalking yourself.
“Have you seen who your ex is dating now?!” they cackle. “They’ve gone from riding a Bentley to a junkyard clunker!”
So it came as no surprise that Tom Cruise wasn’t amused when he discovered that his ex-wife Katie Holmes had been in a secret relationship with his former bestie Jamie Foxx, who he famously starred in Collateral (2004) with.
Tom Cruise was married to Katie Holmes for six years between 2006 and 2012, which, in the world of celebrity marriages, is a sizeable amount of time. What’s more is that the two have a daughter together, Suri.
Despite being married in a Scientology ceremony, Cruise’s dedication to the religion proved to the eventual undoing of his relationship with Holmes when members of the church moved into their family home.
Their relationship reportedly ended because Holmes was worried about the influence Scientology was having on their daughter. In Cruise’s previous marriage to Nicole Kidman, the church turned their children against her.
Cruise was rumoured to have banned Holmes from publicly dating anyone else for five years as part of their divorce settlement. In return, Holmes was given sole custody of Suri. Cruise has not seen his daughter in years.
Holmes and Foxx began dating in 2013 after performing at a charity event together that year. Whilst it has been widely speculated that the two were in a relationship, it was not confirmed until September 2017.
One of Cruise’s close friends spoke to Hollywood Life about the star’s reaction to the news:
“Tom has known about Katie and Jamie’s secret relationship since the beginning, and it has always bothered him that they were hooking up.Tom is shocked and upset that Katie is dating a co-star he once considered a close friend. He feels betrayed by both of them.”
Tom Cruise introduced the pair at a baseball game shortly after he married Holmes in 2006.
The fact that it has now been five years since the two divorced in 2012 certainly adds weight to the rumour that he did ban her from publicly dating anyone else.
Holmes and Cruise famously got engaged after dating for just seven weeks in 2005. He publicly declared his love for her in the most embarrassing way possible on the Opera Winfrey Show.
“Tom would love to find his own true love, someone he can share the rest of his life with too,” it was revealed to Hollywood Life. “At one time, Tom believed Katie was that woman. Now he wonders if he will ever be able to find true love again.”
We wish Holmes and Foxx all the best with their not-so-new relationship.