Despite multiple sources confirming that Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes are more than just friends, the actor on Tuesday attempted to put to rest all the dating rumors, stating that the allegations were not true, and that it was “hilarious” that people would jump to conclusions just because they were spotted together.
"[The rumors] are 100 percent not true," Foxx, 45, told Entertainment Tonight. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people."
Holmes, 34, and Foxx were spotted dancing together at the fourth annual Apollo in the Hamptons benefit in East Hampton, N.Y., on Aug. 24, sparking rumors that she might be dating the comedian.
According to reports, Holmes pulled Foxx and Ellen DeGeneres in to join her in dancing to hits like Lenny Kravitz's "American Woman," and also to Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams' "Get Lucky."
At the time, although a friend of Holmes told Us Weekly that the duo "weren't flirting and have been friends a long time," an eyewitness said Foxx wanted more from Holmes as he "grabbed her butt and tried to seal the deal" after the dance.
According to Daily Mail, Foxx added that Tom Cruise, Holmes’ former husband, is a good friend of his, and therefore he would not date Holmes out of respect to Cruise. Foxx and Cruise acted together in the 2004 movie, “Collateral.”
Ever since her split with Cruise, Holmes has been linked to jazz musician, Peter Cincotti, and actor, Jake Gyllenhaal. But Holmes’ representative was quick to quash these rumors stating that there wasn’t "one ounce of truth" to these stories.
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.