A story about Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx mending their friendship following Foxx’s split from Katie Holmes is totally made-up. Gossip Cop looked into the situation. We’ve learned it’s fiction.
Cruise and Foxx co-starred together in the 2004 thriller Collateral, one year before Cruise started dating Holmes. The two actors became friendly while working on the movie, but according to Naughty Gossip, they had a falling out after Cruise’s 2012 divorce from Holmes. The blog tries to make it seem as if Holmes and Foxx immediately got together following her divorce, but it’s unclear when their casual romance started. The earliest they were spotted together was at a charity event in late 2013. Other reports indicate the pair didn’t start dating until 2015.
An alleged source tells the outlet, “Everyone forgets that the only reason Katie and Jamie know each other is Tom Cruise. Jamie was once great friends with Tom.” The suspicious insider adds, “Jamie has been there literally since day one of Tom and Katie. After Katie and Tom’s ugly split, Foxx and Cruise’s friendship broke up too.” The seemingly phony insider adds, “It wasn’t pretty, but now Tom and Jamie are mending their broken relationship.”
There’s a major red flag here regarding this quote from the blog’s “source.” The so-called “insider” can’t seem to decide whether they know Tom Cruise as “Tom” or as “Cruise.” The same goes for Jamie Foxx, who’s referred to as both “Jamie” and as “Foxx” by the same tipster. The inconsistency here is just sloppy.
It should be noted, Cruise and Foxx were friendly around the time Collateral was released, but there’s no indication the two were ever the best of friends. In fact, the only time Foxx was ever photographed hanging out with both Cruise and Holmes was at a 2006 Redskins-Vikings game. Foxx wasn’t spotted with either star at any other point during their relationship.
Regardless, Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the situation, who tells us the blog’s article is totally fabricated. Our insider wasn’t able to speak on the record, but we’re told Cruise and Foxx haven’t been in touch for quite some time and that hasn’t changed in the wake of Foxx’s split from Holmes. Although it remains unclear how Foxx’s romance with Holmes impacted his friendship with Cruise, we can confirm the blog’s take on the subject isn’t accurate.
The website is simply capitalizing on Holmes and Foxx’s breakup by dragging her famous ex-husband into the situation. Gossip Cop busted NW for trying a similar tactic earlier this week. The magazine falsely claimed Cruise was begging Holmes to take him back following her split from his former co-star. That storyline was also pure fiction.
In late August, Gossip Cop called out OK! for wrongly reporting that Holmes would be “speaking out” against both Cruise and Foxx. The actress has no plans to talk publicly about either of her exes. This latest article involving the nature of Cruise and Foxx’s relationship is more nonsense.