Katie Holmes is "on cloud nine" about her romance with Emilio Vitolo Jr.

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

The 41-year-old actress is loving life with her new boyfriend, who treats the former 'Dawson's Creek' star "like a total princess".

An insider shared: "She feels so blessed to be with a centered, down-to-earth, kindhearted companion who isn’t affected by the fame and puts happiness and traditional values first."

The brunette beauty - who was previously married to fellow Hollywood star Tom Cruise - was first linked to the 33-year-old chef in September.

And though the loved-up couple are still in the early stages of their romance, Katie doesn't worry about how quickly their relationship has progressed.

A source told Us Weekly: "She doesn’t care what people may say about rushing into the romance.

"In her mind, this is the real deal, they’re riding a beautiful wave together and she’s already decided it’s got the potential to go all the way."

Katie - who has Suri, 14, with her ex-husband - previously dated movie star Jamie Foxx.

However, the celebrity duo always made a concerted effort to keep their relationship low-key, before they ended their romance in August 2019.

A source previously said about their dynamic: "Katie and Jamie live a very private lifestyle and intend to keep it that way.

"They don’t plan on getting engaged anytime soon because they’re happy with how things are right now."

Another insider claimed that Katie decided to end their relationship after the 'Django Unchained' star was seen out with singer Sela Vave.

The source explained: "It has been many years of him stepping out with other women.

"He’s disrespectful and their lives were different. His partying ways don’t fit with hers as she’s focused on raising her daughter and working."