Foxx and Holmes looked every bit the happy couple at Clive Davis‘ annual Pre-Grammy Awards Gala over the weekend. Though the two arrived separately, they sat together at the same table once inside the star-studded event.
But it appeared the actress tried to avoid drawing attention to herself by leaving the room and moving to a different seat just moments before Davis announced the singer’s presence.
However, Davis called out the move, saying, “This lady left the room right when I was going to introduce her, she was sitting at that table right with Jamie Foxx and everyone else.”
Davis added, “If you’re going to sit together what better night than tonight?”
And this isn’t the first time they have been caught looking rather coupley together.
In September, the stars were spotted walking hand in hand along the sand barefoot in Malibu, relaunching years-long buzz about a romance. And on Wednesday, the two celebrated the actor’s 50th birthday with a night out in Los Angeles. They were seen leaving the Highlight Room together.
Although they’ve never officially confirmed a relationship, multiple sources have told PEOPLE the ultra-private pair have been spending time together for years.
In 2015, a source told PEOPLE they weren’t getting serious. “This is not some intense romance,” the source said. “Jamie and Katie are friends and have been for a long time. They are two adults who are attractive and single, and so apparently conclusions will be drawn. But contrary to those conclusions, they’re not about to run off and make some serious commitment.”
Added a Foxx source at the time: “ see each other and go out together, but Jamie would tell you he is not involved with anyone seriously. ’s a workaholic and couldn’t be happier in his life as it is.”
The pair first made headlines when they hit the dance floor together at the Apollo in the Hamptons event in East Hampton, New York, in 2013, a little over a year after Holmes and Tom Cruise split in 2012 after six years of marriage. They jammed out to Robin Thicke’s summer anthem, “Blurred Lines” and Foxx’s 2009 hit “Blame It (On the Alcohol)” at the benefit concert.
The actor and musician denied that he and Holmes were an item following the encounter.
“ are one hundred percent not true. In fact, it’s quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people,” he told Entertainment Tonight at the time.
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Since then, the two have occasionally been spotting visiting each in L.A., where they have homes not far from each other. A new round of rumors surfaced in 2016 after the actress stepped out in New York City wearing a diamond ring (which she’d been sporting for months) while Foxx was spotted wearing a gold band.
Foxx’s rep told PEOPLE at the time that the movie stars were neither engaged nor married.
This spring, Foxx, 49, and Holmes, 38, were spotted spending time together in Paris.
Holmes met up at a hotel with Foxx, who had been in the City of Lights to shoot his new Robin Hood movie, sources confirmed at the time. (Meanwhile, Cruise was working on the sixth installment of his Mission: Impossible franchise a few blocks away.)
While the actress kept a low profile during her Paris stay, though she did stop by Luc Besson’s studio Cité du Cinemas, where Foxx was filming. Later, the duo were photographed boarding a private jet together out of the city.
Holmes and Foxx’s stroll on the beach in Malibu this Monday was a rarely-photographed outing for the ultra-discreet duo. They splashed around in the water, with Foxx venturing knee-deep into the waves fully dressed.
An eyewitness told Entertainment Tonight that they were on a public beach after visiting a friend’s house in the area. They “sat down very close to each other, chatting for a while outside, and spoke rather intimately” during their short outing.
“They looked like a pair of young kids in love,” the source added. “Katie looked great. She appeared to be enjoying herself and looked happy.”
In a November 2014 cover story, Holmes told PEOPLE that she “absolutely” still believes in love.
“I’m a very loving person,” she said. “Of course I’m open to finding love again.”