It’s been nearly half a year since Katie Holmes became single again, but don’t expect the actress to throw herself into another romance just yet.
The 42-year-old “has never looked better and could have her pick of any guy she wants, but she’s sworn off men because she wants to concentrate on her career,” spills a friend.
The Dawson’s Creek alum, who called it quits with Emilio Vitolo Jr., 34, in May, “ended up choosing work over him. It wasn’t a surprise, really,” notes the pal, who says her eight-month fling with the NYC chef was a rebound to help her get over the demise of her longtime, on-off relationship with Jamie Foxx.
(For his part, Foxx — who recently released his book Act Like You Got Some Sense: And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me — recently told Extra, "I’m single… s-a-n-g-l-e.”)
Holmes, who recently wrapped up directing her second feature — which she also stars in — already has a third movie in the works. (In May, Deadline reported the Secret: Dare to Dream actress had filmed the untitled romance in Connecticut.)
“She is really excited about doing more directing,” says the pal. And when she’s not working, the star prefers spending her time with her daughter Suri —who she shares with ex-husband Tom Cruise — “or just curled up with a good book,” the friend adds. “But she is a romantic at heart, so it’s not like she’s going to stay single forever!”
"Katie's ready to move on," the insider added, "in more ways than one."