Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have dodged speculation that they were an item for many years. Rumors have it that the actress vowed to her estranged husband, Tom Cruise, not to date anyone for five years as part of their divorce settlement in 2012.

On Monday, September 4, photos of Katie and Jamie walking hand in hand on the beach in Malibu made rounds online. Because of this, fans cannot help but speculate that the couple is now ready to publicize their romance.

Katie and Jamie’s love story

In the photos published by TMZ, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx were all smiles as they took a romantic stroll along the seashore together.

The actress sported a summery blue patterned knee-length dress while her boyfriend donned blue shirt and pants.

The pair also wore matching fedoras while plunging their feet in the water. Reports suggest that Katie and Jamie could not contain their happiness as they spent the Labor Day weekend together.

As a matter of fact, this is the very first time that Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have been comfortable displaying their love in public. The duo was first reported to be dating in August 2013, which is only a year after the 38-year-old actress’ split from Tom Cruise.

Jamie previously claimed that he and Katie are just friends. The 49-year-old actor even dismissed the romance rumors as fake news while the actress never commented on the rumors.

While most news outlets suggest that the recent sighting is a confirmation that the pair is dating, neither Katie Holmes nor Jamie Foxx has confirmed anything as of yet. Therefore, fans should take these speculations lightly until everything is proven true and correct.

Tom and Katie's divorce settlement

Meanwhile, HollywoodLife reported that Tom Cruise is among the reasons why Katie Holmes kept her relationship with Jamie Foxx under wraps.

The publication claimed that the 55-year-old actor did not want to allow his estranged wife to publicly date other men for five years after their separation.

“She’s allowed to date, but she can’t do so in a public fashion, and she’s not supposed to let any boyfriend near their daughter, Suri,” an unidentified RadarOnline insider claimed.

“Katie wanted out of the marriage so badly, she agreed to the terms,” the same source went on.

In March 2016, a tipster exclusively told HollywoodLife that Jamie Foxx is head over heels in love with Katie Holmes and he does not mind keeping his relationship with her in private.

The couple has yet to comment on the reports claiming that they are planning to tie the knot soon. Stay tuned for more news and updates about Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx!