'He makes her laugh': Katie Holmes and BF Bobby Wooten III grow closer as he meets her daughter Suri

'He makes her laugh': Katie Holmes and BF Bobby Wooten III grow closer as he meets her daughter Suri
Katie Holmes and Bobby Wooten III take their relationship a level up.(Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for The Moth)

Katie Holmes and her boyfriend Bobby Wooten III seem to be getting pretty serious, looking at their public appearances and heart-warming statements from an unnamed insider. The source told PEOPLE that Wooten spent a great deal of time in Holmes' inner circle that consists of her closest people. This included her 16-year-old daughter Suri she shares with her ex-husband Tom Cruise.

The insider said, "He is getting to know her family. Katie is having a great time with Bobby. He is very kind and happy. He makes her laugh."


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The news of Holmes, 43, and Wooten, 33, first sparked when the duo were spotted kissing and holding hands on April 28 as they were strolling around Central Park in New York City. They even visited the Guggenheim Museum and traveled in the subway. 'The Mad Money' actor's mom Kathy joined the happy couple for an afternoon out. She was seen giving Wooten a warm hug.

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Almost four weeks after their date, the couple made a public appearance on May 26 at the 25th Anniversary Gala of Moth at the Spring Studios in New York City where Wooten presented his collaborator David Bryne with an award. Earlier in June 2022, the 'Jack and Jill' actress took Wooten as her date to the Tibeca Film Festival where Alone together, the film she has written, directed, and starred in was premiering. The duo held hands on the red carpet and looked very sweet.

Wooten recently played at Coachella with Carly Rae Jepsen. He has also been nominated for a Grammy Award in the past, serves as an adjunct instructor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is from Chicago — a Midwest transplant like Holmes, who grew up in Toledo, Ohio. Another source told of Wooten, "He's an amazing guy, very kind, super talented and just an all-around cool guy. He's a highly accomplished bassist and musician, and is as chill and brilliant and funny as they come." 

Before Wooten, Holmes was married to Tom Cruise for six year before they split in 2012. Then she was linked with Jamie Foxx and they called it quits in 2019. Finally, before Wooten, Holmes was with chef Emilio Vitolo Jr for around more than half a year and this relationship ended in April 2021. 

Bobby Wooten III

He's playing a part on Broadway for the second time this year. He played bass, guitar, and sang, and danced on the Great White Way in David Bryne's American Utopua documentary. He is currently slapping bass for Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway, and recently played at Coachella with Carly Rae Jepsen. And not only that, but Wooten's profile on the school's official website mentions he has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

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