Emilio Vitolo Jr., Katie Holmes’s new flame, is a restaurateur and native New Yorker who, despite her more modest upbringing, is no stranger to the world of celebrities.
The 33-year-old, often found in his father’s iconic Nolita restaurant, Emilio’s Ballato, greeting dinner and taking his orders.
He and his brother, Anthony, do the kitchen work with the help of their father, Emilio Vitolo, who is omnipresent.
The restaurant has kept the family in touch with a pile of stars. On social media, little Emilio regularly shares photos of famous dinner guests.
They include Barack and Malia Obama, Bella Hadid, Danny DeVito, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner and David Shimmer. In a recent profile on Instagram, he spoke about his work.
‘This is a seven-day week commitment. If you are going to do a restaurant properly, you will always have to be there.
‘But my father was never there on Sunday. My mother, who is from Peru, lets us cook dishes like chicken and rice, ‘he said. It is unclear whether she and Katie met or started their romance.
Confirmation: Katie Holmes is in the throes of a passionate new romance with passionate Emilio Vitolo Jr., exclusive DailyMail.com pictures confirm
33-year-old Emilio Vitolo Jr. is a cook, moderator and aspiring actor. He is featured on social media and in pictures taken from his IMDB page
Father and son wishing Danny DeVito a happy birthday while traveling to the actor and his restaurant
Vitolo Jr. (second left) posing with his brothers and father, former President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia
Vitolo with Bella Hadid on the set of In the Night, one of The Night’s songs. Supermodel Hadid dated famous musician
Vitolo’s father Emilio Vitolo is known to sit outside or in front of his famous Nolita restaurant, which quietly determines who gets a seat and in what order. Small Vitolo is shown, right, in the kitchen with Whoopi Goldberg
Vitolo Jr., with his brothers, Anthony, right, and his younger brother Mario, left
Vitol Jr., actor Michael K. Along with Williams, left, and Joe Jonas, right, whom he described on social media as one of all his friends
By July, she appeared in social media photographs with Rachel Emmons, a designer at Anna Rachel Studios.
Neither he nor Emmons responded to the DailyMail.com inquiry on Tuesday morning.
The family owns a home in Viagh on Long Island, and they also live in various apartments around Manhattan.
He is one of three brothers; 29-year-old Anthony also works in the kitchen and is married. The younger one is aware of another brother.
His father has visited the restaurant since the early 1990s. He is acclaimed by his famous client.
In an interview with The New York Times in 2011, Lenny Kravitz said: ‘All that is love.
‘I lived on Crosby Street, right around the corner, and there were nights when I was sick, and it was raining, and I was hungry, and friend cooked me food and walked by myself.’
Kravitz paid for a new awning in gratitude for the restaurant.
Passionate: Holmes, who was previously married to actor Tom Cruise, locked his lips passionately with Vitolo at his desk.
Until recently, Vitolo Jr. was dating fashion designer Rachel Emmons. He has been featured in an Instagram post from July 27, posted by a friend of his
Vitolo follows the restaurant’s celebrity.
The 33-year-old has also tried her hand at acting
‘They just come.
‘I swear to God. Leni may come with Denizel. It’s word of mouth, ‘he told the Times.
There is no reservation and the restaurant does not even have its own website.
Recently, it has been in New York City to offer outdoor dining among thousands of people.
The farmer, where the pair were spotted on Sunday night, is a stone’s throw from the family base in Vitol.
He and Holmes first sparked rumors of romance when they were spotted at dinner out on 4 September. He had his arms wrapped around him.
Sunday night’s public performance of affection from the pair comes a year after the end of her romance with Jamie Foxx.
She married actor Tom Cruise for six years before divorcing in 2012.
They have one child together: their daughter Suri, aged 14.