Jamie Foxx walks out on interview when asked about Katie Holmes
Jamie Foxx cut short a live TV interview after being asked a question about his relationship with Katie Holmes.
The 50-year-old was preparing to play in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in Los Angeles on Friday (16Feb18), when he was quizzed by ESPN's SportsCenter host Michael Smith.
Talking about photos of Foxx and Holmes playing basketball together on Valentine's Day (14Feb18), Smith cheekily asked the Collateral star for confirmation of the rumoured long-term romance.
“I know you’ve prepared and I saw pictures. Did you and Katie Holmes play basketball for Valentine’s Day? Like some real Love & Basketball?” he asked, referencing the movie starring Omar Epps.
Foxx immediately reached for his headphones and stood up, smiling off camera as he refused to answer the question. An assistant helped him take off the microphone clip and the Oscar winner walked away, heading toward the basketball court.
“Uh oh, did we lose him?” Smith said awkwardly as Foxx was seen beginning to stretch out on the court. “Oh, he ready to go, he ready to hoop.”
Despite the cringeworthy interview, Foxx was in a good spirits as he joked around with Justin Bieber courtside.
“I’m ready-made, all you gotta do is add water,” he told an ESPN reporter on the court. “They’re ready to pour some water on me and I’m ready to rock!”
Dressed in a pair of black leggings with a grey T-shirt for the game, Holmes showed off some playful dance moves, making Foxx laugh on the court.
The photos come after years of speculation that the duo were dating but both actor’s constantly dodged questions.
Back in May 2017 Jamie Foxx was approached by photographers and fans at LA Airport on Monday who asked him whether or not he was dating the Dawson’s Creek and Batman Begins star and he answered them by saying:
“Fake news, fake news.”
According to reports, they had to keep their relationship under wraps due to Holmes’ divorce with Tom Cruise.
According to a source:
“Katie signed a clause in her quickie divorce settlement that prevents her from embarrassing Tom in various ways, like talking about him or Scientology, or publicly dating another man for five years after the divorce. “She’s allowed to date, but she cannot do so in a public fashion, and she’s not supposed to let any boyfriend near their daughter, Suri.”
Image credit: Getty Images/Jayne Kamin-Oncea
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