Jamie Foxx walked off a live ESPN broadcast after he was asked about his relationship with Tom Cruise’s ex-wife, Katie Holmes.
The 50 year old actor was preparing to play in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night, when SportsCenter‘s Michael Smith got him to sit down for an interview but it didn’t end on a great note.
Micheal Smith touched on photos that surfaced of Foxx and Holmes playing basketball together on Valentine’s Day, saying:
“I know you’ve prepared and I saw pictures. Did you and Katie Holmes play basketball for Valentine’s Day? Like some real Love & Basketball?”
Without a word, Jamie Foxx immediately reached for his headphones and stood up, smiling off camera as he refused to answer the question. An assistant helped him take off the microphone clip and Foxx walked away heading toward the basketball court.
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Guess Jamie Foxx had to go and couldn’t answer a question about playing basketball with Katie Holmes 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/XYq9fPHt3v
— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) February 16, 2018
Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes made a rare public appearance on Valentine’s Day when they were spotted playing basketball together in Los Angeles.
Holmes and Foxx, who like to keep things extremely private, were seen arriving and later leaving the court together.
The pair were all smiles as they arrived, with Holmes showing off some playful dance moves, making Foxx laugh.
A Foxx source told PEOPLE magazine:
“Jamie and Katie’s relationship is not a secret but they both like to keep it under the radar.
They have nothing to hide but Jamie, especially, is very low key about his life in general, and rarely talks about it. He is not one to acknowledge anything about his private life and neither does Katie.”
The pair were first spotted dancing with one another in the Hamptons in 2013, one year after Katie Holmes split from Tom Cruise following six years of marriage.
Since then, Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have mostly spent time together at one another’s homes in Los Angeles and avoided the spotlight.
“They are happy, they just don’t flaunt anything,” the insider continued.
“Jamie will always go out of his way to stay discreet. That is his way, and it works for him. If they could stay secret forever, Jamie would be happy.”