Why Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx’s 'serious' relationship works

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxxhave each other’s backs, and their relationship is stronger because of it.

“Their relationship works because of the love, compassion, trust and support they have for each other,” a source close to Holmes explains in the new issue of Us Weekly.

While Holmes, 39, and Foxx, 50, “do lead their own separate lives,” admits the pal, “They confide in and rely on each other pretty heavily. They’re definitely very serious.”

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Actors Katie Holmes (L) and Jamie Foxx attend the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx attend the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 24: Colin Powell, Jamie Foxx, Ellen DeGeneres, katie Holmes and Pharrell Williams perform at the 4th Annual Apollo In The Hamptons Benefit on August 24, 2013 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 24: Katie Holmes, Pharrel, Jamie Foxx, Ellen DeGeneres and Colin Powell perform at the 4th Annual Apollo In The Hamptons Benefit on August 24, 2013 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage)
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 11: Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx stand on the field before a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins during the first Monday Night Football game of the season on September 11, 2006 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Snyder mingles with celebrities Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx on the sidelines before a Redskins-Vikings game. Snyder revels in his presence in society columns, but he still covets his privacy and smolders with anger about shots he has taken from the media. (Photo via The Washington Post/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - FEBRUARY 25: Jamie Foxx poses on the red carpet for the Texas Medal of Arts Awards at the Long Center on February 25, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actress Katie Holmes attends the 3rd annual Gold Meets Golden at Equinox Sports Club West LA on February 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 30: Actor/recording artist Jamie Foxx and recording artist Lenny Kravitz attend SiriusXM at Super Bowl XLIX Radio Row at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 30, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Actress Katie Holmes attends Desigual show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Actor Jamie Foxx attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons honoring Martin Bandier at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 20: Katie Holmes during the Marc Cain Dinner at Sra Bua Bar on January 20, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Actor Jamie Foxx, honoree Stevie Wonder and host LL Cool J attend Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star GRAMMY Salute at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Actress Katie Holmes and model Adriana Lima and Lena Gercke attend Desigual show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 30: Actor Jamie Foxx arrives at the Playboy Party at the W Scottsdale During Super Bowl Weekend, on January 30, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Playboy)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Katie Holmes attends HBO's post Golden Globe Awards party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: (SUN NEWSPAPER OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE J. HOGAN GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Jamie Foxx attends a photocall for 'Annie' at Corinthia Hotel London on December 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Katie Holmes attends the 2015 Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes After Party on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Actress Katie Holmes attends the Valentino Sala Bianca 945 Event on December 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Actor Jamie Foxx speaks onstage during Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star GRAMMY Salute at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Actors Katie Holmes (L) and Jamie Foxx attend the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS)
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“When they’re together, it works. When they’re not, they’re on their own,” the source adds. “It’s what works for them.”

As previously reported, Us revealed in 2013 that the Dawson’s Creek alum and the Grammy winner are dating. The duo were not spotted together in public until September 2017 when they were seen holding hands on a beach in Malibu.

“They’d both been in public relationships before,” a source explained to Us in January. “They care about each other a lot and they tried to stay as quiet as possible because they didn’t want to ruin that.”

They stepped out again on February 14 at a basketball court in Calabasas for Valentine’s Day.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Katie Holmes attends Prive Revaux Eyewear's New York Flagship launch event at Prive Revaux on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Katie Holmes attends the Prive Reveaux eyewear flagship launch on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Prive Reveaux)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Jamie Foxx attends the Prive Reveaux eyewear flagship launch on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Prive Reveaux)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Jamie Foxx attends Prive Revaux Eyewear New York flagship launch at Prive Revaux on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Katie Holmes attends the Prive Reveaux eyewear flagship launch on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Prive Reveaux)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Dave 'DaveO' Osokow and Jamie Foxx attend the Prive Reveaux eyewear flagship launch on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Prive Reveaux)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Jamie Foxx attends the Prive Reveaux eyewear flagship launch on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Prive Reveaux)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Jamie Foxx attends the Prive Reveaux eyewear flagship launch on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Prive Reveaux)
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“They were really happy,” an eyewitness previously told Us of basketball date. “Katie was dancing as they walked in and Jamie was laughing. They seem really at ease and truly enjoying each other.”

The notoriously private pair have agreed to keep their relationship as quiet as possible, a source previously explained to Us: “Katie and Jamie have an agreement that they’ll never talk about their relationship or each other in the press.”

For more on Holmes and Foxx’s relationship, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now!

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