Katie Holmes is back into the dating game, but her new boyfriend was allegedly engaged before their PDA-packed photos made headlines.
Katie Holmes dated Jamie Foxx for six years after her divorce from Tom Cruise. They separated last year, and Holmes is now with another man. However, an insider called her new boyfriend a “cheater.”
Katie Holmes’ new boyfriend called ‘cheater’
Katie Holmes looked happy last week when she was seen out and about with a mystery man. The Dawson Creek star’s companion was later identified as chef Emilio Vitolo Jr.
Daily Mail’s chief investigative reporter Laura Collins has learned that he was actually engaged to Rachel Emmons, 24, before his photos with Holmes made headlines. Vitolo reportedly dumped Emmons via text.
A friend of Emmons came forward and told Collins that Emmons wasn’t aware of his connection with Holmes and called the chef a “cheater.”
“Up to this press coming out Rachel had no idea what was going on. He is a cheater, and this isn’t a ‘happy ending’ story,” the insider said.
The source added that Emmons, a designer, dedicated her life to Vitolo whom she lived with. Aside from living together, the then-couple share a puppy together.
Vitolo and Rachel’s engagement over
Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo sparked dating rumors with their first public sighting. However, Rachel Emmons wasn’t bothered by the sighting. In fact, she still thought she would marry Vitolo until he broke up with her following his sighting with Tom Cruise’s ex-wife.
“They had concrete wedding plans in the works…now she is just left with bad press and forced to move home,” the insider added.
Vitolo allegedly texted Emmons the days his photos with Holmes made headlines.
According to the outlet, Emmons and Vitolo were together for over two years. They unofficially announced their engagement on Instagram last year.
In the photo, Vitolo and Emmons stared at each other’s eyes lovingly as he wrapped his arm around her waist.
“My number one. Future husband and love of my life,” she wrote.
In other posts on Instagram, she shared bridal gowns. They also introduced their puppy, Frank.
“You are my favorite part of life and I will love you forever,” Emmons wrote in another post last month.
Per Collins, there was no clue based on her social media posts that their relationship was in trouble. In fact, they appeared happy together in their last photo on July 27.
The same source who asked to remain anonymous said the whole ordeal left Emmons “traumatized.”
Daily Mail has reached out to Emmons, who declined to comment.
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