Katie Holmes has been spotted hugging her talent agent, Jeremy Barber, in New York City, sparking rumors of a new romance. But is the Dawson’s Creek star really dating her agent, or are they just friends?
Holmes’ rep confirmed that the actress is not dating Barber, despite their cozy embrace on Saturday morning. The rep said that the two are just platonic colleagues, and that Holmes is still single.
Barber is a partner in the Motion Picture Literary and Talent Departments at UTA, the talent agency Holmes signed with in December 2022. The two were seen laughing and chatting during their stroll, and Holmes looked casual and relaxed in a white T-shirt, gray pleated skirt and Adidas sneakers.
The hug came more than six months after Holmes and her boyfriend Bobby Wooten III broke up after eight months of dating. A source told Us Weekly that the couple “didn’t work out together for the long run” and that Holmes was “no longer [talking] about him to his friends.”
Holmes has had a string of high-profile relationships in the past, including a six-year romance with Jamie Foxx, an eight-month fling with chef Emilio Vitolo Jr., and a six-year marriage to Tom Cruise, with whom she shares 17-year-old daughter Suri.
So, it seems that Holmes is not ready to settle down with anyone yet, and is enjoying her single life in the Big Apple. As for Barber, he is probably just a good friend and a supportive agent who knows how to give a warm hug.