Who is Bobby Wooten III? Katie Holmes' new boyfriend is a self-taught bassist and Broadway star

The couple was spotted visiting the Guggenheim Museum and Central Park on Thursday, April 28


                            Who is Bobby Wooten III? Katie Holmes' new boyfriend is a self-taught bassist and Broadway star
Katie Holmes was spotted on a New York outing with Bobby Wooten III (Photo: @katieholmes @bobbywooten3 / Instagram)
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Katie Holmes appeared thrilled as she was photographed for the first time with her new boyfriend Bobby Wooten III on Thursday, April 28, 2022. The couple was spotted visiting the Guggenheim Museum and Central Park, which included a lot of skinship, a beautiful kiss, and a good time with Holmes’ mother, Kathy.

In a pair of oversized white overalls and a blue cardigan, the 'Batman Begins' star looked casual cool for the occasion. The gorgeous actress completed her stroll outfit with pink socks and a pair of comfortable white sneakers. Meanwhile, her new beau wore a light blue shirt, large sweatpants, and white sneakers to complement her laid-back style. The couple was seen smiling happily and embracing each other during the walk together.

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Wooten is a musician 

Bobby Wooten III is a Grammy-nominated composer, producer, and musician. He is a talented bassist and is largely self-taught in the field of music. In 2021, he told Bass Magazine, "On bass I fully taught myself, learning whatever songs I wanted." He added, "Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder and then a lot of Motown. So then I played keys and bass in the church every week. I never took a bass lesson until I got to college, which was more about learning upright bass." 

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Wooten is on Broadway, for the second time  

For the second year in a row, Wooten is playing bass for 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' on Broadway. He performed bass guitar, sang, and danced on Broadway in David Byrne's 'American Utopia', which ended earlier this month after debuting in 2019. The show was later turned into a concert film, directed by Spike Lee. Wooten also recently played at Coachella with Carly Rae Jepsen.

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Wooten’s musical family

Wooten’s family has a long history with music. His father did "pop music and studio work," and previously played keyboard for Marcus Miller's band, as he told Bass Magazine in December. In 1949, his grandpa established the Wooten Choral Ensemble. Wooten was born in New Jersey but raised in Chicago because his grandfather wanted to stop leading the choir back in New Jersey and let Wooten’s dad take over in Chicago. Currently, Wooten is also an adjunct instructor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, following his family’s path.

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Bobby is an advocate of Black Lives Matter

Bobby also has his own web series, ‘America, Learn Your History,’ in which he reframes widely misunderstood (or outright lied-about) moments in American history through the prism of race. The series, which comprises two-minute segments, was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. He strongly wishes to promote BLM through music.

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