Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are still not “getting married,” despite a new tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this report. Contrary to the claims, the casual pair has no desire to “make it official” between them.
Before we get into the specifics of this untrue OK! article, it’s important to remember the magazine’s track record. This is an outlet that has spent, quite literally, years falsely claiming Holmes and Foxx are getting married. In fact, just last month Gossip Cop pointed out that one full year had passed since the publication wrongly alleged Holmes and Foxx were planning a wedding for October 2017.
Now the tabloid is apparently hoping readers don’t remember that flub, or any of its previous ones, as it peddles this fictional storyline once again. According to this latest iteration of the same tired, old narrative, Foxx has “convinced a reluctant” Holmes to “tie the knot.” A so-called “source” is quoted as saying, “Jamie’s done everything possible to show Katie he’s in it for the long haul. Now, word is, she’s finally agreed to say ‘I do.'”
As Gossip Cop has explained in a number of our debunkings, “word is” is a phrase commonly used by tabloids when they don’t have direct confirmation or first-hand knowledge to back up their contentions. It’s a way to distance themselves from what’s actually being alleged. What the “word is” is not the same as what’s verified fact. It’s the same situation when another “source” alleges “there’s talk of a small, intimate ceremony.” Mere “talk” of something is not proof that it’s actually happening.
The magazine and its suspicious “sources” go on to claim Holmes and Foxx have the blessing of her daughter Suri, with one of the supposed insiders maintaining, “Jamie has become really close to Suri over the past few years, and she truly sees him as a father figure, so thankfully, she was over the moon when her mom told her” about getting married. It’s even alleged Suri will be maid of honor, and has “already signed off” on the wedding decor, the cake and her mom’s gown, which is “likely a design” by Holmes’ close pal, Zac Posen.
In yet more tell-tale phrasing, one of the alleged tipsters claims, “Whispers are they’re only inviting 30 guests and plan to spend not more than $250,000 on everything.” But Gossip Cop doesn’t rely on “whispers,” “talk” and what the “word is.” We go directly to people with actual knowledge of what is or isn’t going on. And a rep for Foxx tells Gossip Cop point-blank, “Jamie Foxx is not getting married.” He has not “convinced” Holmes to marry him as he himself has no intention of tying the knot.
As Gossip Cop has correctly reported again and again, the stars are not in a serious relationship. Our insight has been backed up by People, which confirmed earlier this year that the don’t want to “join” their lives together and “aren’t focused on what’s next or what the future holds.” And, in a direct contradiction to what OK! claims above, People has noted that Foxx actually “hasn’t spent much time” with Holmes’ kid. Gossip Cop sincerely wishes the tabloid would start spending time with fact-checkers, instead of trying to dupe readers with the same lies over and over.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.