Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr. hold hands while on a date in NYC

Katie Holmes, 41, shows off her chest in an unbuttoned shirt as she holds hands with her beau of six weeks Emilio Vitolo Jr, 33, in NYC

They have been nearly inseparable since going public with their romance early last month.

And Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr were together again on Thursday as they headed out for a date night in New York City.

The 41-year-old The Secret actress looked chic in a gray plaid skirt as she clasped hands with the 33-year-old chef while strolling in the city.

Date night: Katie Holmes, 41, looked chic in a gray plaid skirt as she clasped hands with her boyfriend Emilio Vitolo Jr, 33, while the two went on a date in NYC on Thursday

Katie’s skirt highlighted her toned legs and she paired it with a pale blue striped shirt with several buttons undone.

The 5ft9in Batman Begins actress stood tall in pointy black suede boots, and she accessorized with a black bucket-shaped handbag. 

She also brought along an acid wash denim jacket for the chilly evening air.

Emilio was dressed in a burgundy sweater with gray trousers and brown leather boots. 

Casual chic: Katie’s skirt highlighted her toned legs, and she paired it with a pale blue striped shirt with several buttons undone and black suede boots

The lovebirds both did their part to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus by wearing black masks.

After an early evening out, the couple headed back toward Katie’s apartment as the sun set.

Although their relationship has been moving fast, a source close to Katie told Entertainment Tonight earlier this month that she is ‘playing by her own rules.’

‘They adore each other and can’t get enough of one another,’ the source said of the couple.

Low key: Emilio was dressed in a burgundy sweater with gray trousers and brown leather boots

They also confirmed that Katie and Emilio first met almost a year ago in the fall of 2019, but it wasn’t until this year that they began dating.

‘In the past it seemed like Katie would sort of mold to her partners’ lifestyle,’ the insider continued, ‘But with Emilio, Katie is so authentically herself.’

Katie’s approach to romance seems to have not endeared her to Emilio’s mother Lourdes, as Page Six reported earlier this month that she was upset by their relationship.

DailyMail.com confirmed exclusively on September 10 that Emilio, 33, broke off his previous engagement with his live-in fiancée Rachel Emmons, 24, via text when handsy photos of him and Holmes, 41, were first published. 

The handbag designer, who had been engaged to the restaurateur for 18 months, was left shocked and scrambling and had to move back home. 

Living her life: Their relationship has been moving fast, but a source close to Katie told ET earlier this month that she is ‘playing by her own rules’; shown October 19

‘[Lourdes] thinks she brought him up better than that,’ an insider said. ‘She didn’t like how [Emilio] handled this at all.’

However, another source painted a less rosy portrait of Vitolo and Emmons’ relationship.

‘He and his fiancée were taking it slow, and it wasn’t working out,’ they said. 

According to them, someone like Katie is more his speed.

‘He likes older women,’ they continued. ‘He dated an older anchor at Fox, and others, so he has a history with older women.’

Getting cozy: Emilio and Katie were first linked on September 1, while on a date at the Mediterranean restaurant Antique Garage in SoHo; shown on October 15

Emilio and his actress girlfriend were first linked on September 1, while on an apparent date at the Mediterranean restaurant Antique Garage in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood.

But the romantic nature of their relationship was unveiled later that week, when they were spotted kissing passionately at Manhattan’s Peasant Restaurant.

The relationship seems to be a drastic change from Katie’s previous MO, as she’s been unabashedly open about her new beau.

In contrast, she began dating fellow actor Jamie Foxx, 52, in 2013, but the two kept their relationship private for years until going public at the Met Gala in May 2019, shortly before they broke up. 

Moving on: Katie previously secretly dated Jamie Foxx in 2013, following her 2012 divorce, but they split in 2019 shortly after going public as a couple; shown in May 2019

Prior to coupling up with Foxx, Holmes was married to Hollywood icon Tom Cruise.

The couple began their whirlwind courtship in 2005 and were married in seven weeks.

Katie filed for divorce in 2012, which was finalized after only ten days.

She and Cruise had welcomed their daughter Suri in 2006, who now spends her time with Katie, who has primary custody. 

Former flame: Holmes was famously married to Tom Cruise, 58, from 2006 until their dramatic divorce in 2012, and they share daughter Suri, 14, born in 2006; Katie and Tom pictured in 2011

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