On Friday, pictures began circulating around the Internet that appear to show Katie Holmes smitten with a mystery man. Soon, sleuths determined that the man is New York chef Emilio Vitolo.
Katie, a source tells In Touch, has been on "a few dates" with Emilio, including one on Sept. 1 at Antique Garage, a restaurant in New York City's SoHo area.
But who is he? Well, a quick look at his Instagram shows that he's hardly starstuck. He's actually well connected in the world of celebrity and has even dabbled in TV. Emilio's main gig, however, is working at Emilio's Ballato, a restaurant his father owns. The restaurant is a celebrity magnet, and its fans include Whoopi Goldberg, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Bradley Cooper and Denzel Washington, many of whom Emilio has become close to.
Emilio has even cooked for President Obama.
"Pleasure having our former President pay us a visit with his beautiful daughter Malia," he wrote in 2017 alongside a picture of the former POTUS.
Emilio is also incredibly close with Joe Jonas and his wife, Sophie Turner — he attended their 2019 wedding.
He's also known Lenny Kravitz since he was little.
"Know this man since I was basically in diapers 👶🏼 Mahhhhhh dude @lennykravitz, one of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Love you brotha," he captioned a snap with the rocker.
In other words, Katie's rumored beau is almost as well known in Hollywood as she is.
Although he's appeared on "Royal Pains" and "Inside Amy Schumer," Emilio's real love is the kitchen.
"If you're going to do a restaurant the right way, you always have to be there," he told In Style in 2019 for a feature in which he appeared alongside Whoopi Goldberg.