Katie Holmes and her music boyfriend Bobby Wooten III have taken their relationship to the next level.
A source told PEOPLE in this week’s issue that Wooten has spent time with Holmes’ close circle, including Suri, her 16-year-old daughter with ex-husband Tom Cruise.
“She knows her family,” says the initiator of the composer, who is currently playing bass. Red Mill! The musical on Broadway.
“Katie is having a great time with Bobby,” the source added. “He is very kind and happy. He makes her laugh.”
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Holmes, 43, and Wooten, 33, first began talking about a romance when they were spotted kissing and holding hands on April 28 during a walk in New York’s Central Park. They also took the Metro and visited the Guggenheim Museum.
The Dawson’s Creek The star’s mom, Kathy, came with them for the afternoon outing. She was seen hugging Wooten in a photo.
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One month after their date, the couple made their red carpet debut May 26 at the Moth’s 25th Anniversary gala at Spring Studios in New York, where Wooten presented his partner (and former Talking Heads frontman) David Byrne with a prize.
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Earlier this month, Holmes brought Wooden to the Tribeca Film Festival, where Alone together – the film he wrote, directed and starred in – premiered. The two of them looked sweet on the red carpet, holding hands, laughing and hugging, posing for the photographers.
Wooten recently played at Coachella with Carly Rae Jepsen. He has also been nominated for a Grammy Award in the past, serves as an assistant instructor at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is from Chicago – a Midwest transplanter like Holmes, who grew up in Toledo, Ohio.
A source told PEOPLE of Wooten in April, “He’s an amazing guy, very kind, super talented and just a very good guy “.
“He is a very successful bassist and musician, and he is as cool, brilliant and funny as they sound,” he added.
Holmes was previously married to Cruz for six years before divorcing in 2012. He later dated Jamie Foxx for several years before divorcing in 2019, and most recently dated chef Emilio Vitolo Jr. for eight months before the relationship ends in April 2021.