Published on: October 16, 2013
Photography by: National Enquirer

In yet another blockbuster exclusive, The ENQUIRER blows the lid off of KATIE HOLMES'’ forbidden romance with a close pal of her ex-husband TOM CRUISE – and a source tells us that the “Top Gun” star will “explode” when he finds out about it!

Single mom Katie and Oscar winner JAMIE FOXX have fallen head over heels for each other, according to sources who add that the lovebirds are trying to keep the relationship under wraps for fear at how Tom will react.

Although Katie, 34, and Jamie, 45, were spotted holding hands and dancing at an event in East Hampton, N.Y., in August, her reps insisted that they were “friends, nothing more.”

But The ENQUIRER has discovered that the two are much closer -- and our source details the sexy text messages and photos that prove it. Meanwhile, Jamie credits Tom with helping him to become a big star by pushing for him to be cast in their 2004 thriller “Collateral” – and Cruise even considers Jamie to be an honorary uncle to his and Katie’s 7-year-old daughter Suri.

“I can’t imagine how Tom will feel about his so-called friend romancing his ex-wife,” said the source. “There’s bound to be fireworks.” It’s a stunning story of secret love and Hollywood betrayal – and The ENQUIRER has ALL the steamy details in our latest issue. Pick up your copy today!