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Katie Holmes makes the rare move of pulling her face mask off in New York City

Katie Holmes is a barefaced beauty as she goes mask-free for first time since beginning of pandemic… after ex Emilio Vitolo Jr seems to have moved on with a redhead

Katie Holmes has been wearing a mask in New York City for the past year as she follows guidelines for curbing the spread of COVID-19.

But on Tuesday the Batman Begins actress, 42, made the rare move of removing her mask as she stood on a midtown sidewalk. 

The ex-wife of Tom Cruise had on no makeup with an unfussy topknot as she wore amber-tinted sunglasses during as she was seen without daughter Suri Cruise, 15. 

Bare faced: Katie Holmes has been wearing a mask in New York City for the past year as she follows guidelines for curbing the spread of COVID-19. But on Tuesday the Batman Begins actress made the rare move of removing her mask as she stood on a midtown sidewalk

Looking around: She took her time to search her maroon covered cell phone as she seemed to be waiting for an Uber

Waiting: She stopped for a while as she searched her cell phone

Dude, where’s my Uber? She took her time to search her maroon covered cell phone as she seemed to be waiting for an Uber

The white face mask was in her hand but not on her face. 

The beauty from Ohio had on a blue shirt with white stars on front that flashed her tummy a bit, as she added black sweatpants and white sneakers.

She took her time to search her maroon covered cell phone as she seemed to be waiting for an Uber.

This comes just after her ex Emilio Vitolo Jr was seen laughing as he walked with a red headed woman this week in Manhattan.

The blues: The beauty from Ohio had on a blue shirt with white stars on front that flashed her tummy a bit, as she added black sweatpants and white sneakers

The blues: The beauty from Ohio had on a blue shirt with white stars on front that flashed her tummy a bit, as she added black sweatpants and white sneakers

The easy breezy look: Even though she had no glam going on, Holmes looked beautiful

The easy breezy look: Even though she had no glam going on, Holmes looked beautiful 

Cool Katie: Holmes has managed to keep in top shape even as she is in her 40s; she has said in the past she keeps a regular workout routine

Dancing queen: She also has shared that she has a love for dance

Cool Katie: Holmes has managed to keep in top shape even as she is in her 40s; she has said in the past she keeps a regular workout routine. She also has shared that she has a love for dance

Katie split from actor and restauranteur Emilio, 33, in April, with sources saying their relationship ‘fizzled’.

‘They figured out they’re better off as friends. There’s no drama that went down with the breakup and in fact, they’re still friends.’ a source told Us Weekly.

Emilio collaborates with his father to run the popular Italian restaurant Emilio’s Ballato, a favorite of celebrity visitors including Tom Hanks, Bradley Cooper and even former president Barack Obama.

New gal? This comes just after her ex Emilio Vitolo Jr was seen laughing as he walked with a red headed woman this week in Manhattan

Hand in hand in 2020: Katie dated Emilio from early 2020 until early 2021

New gal? This comes just after her ex Emilio Vitolo Jr was seen laughing as he walked with a red headed woman this week in Manhattan. Right, Katie and Emilio in October 2020

On good terms: Last week Holmes praised her 'talented' ex Vitolo Jr. ahead of his new short film Almost A Year premiering at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Katie, who served as producer on Almost A Year, shared a sweet post congratulating leading man Emilio on the project

On good terms: Last week Holmes praised her ‘talented’ ex Vitolo Jr. ahead of his new short film Almost A Year premiering at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Katie, who served as producer on Almost A Year, shared a sweet post congratulating leading man Emilio on the project

His romance with Katie reportedly faded after she left for Connecticut to film her second feature as a director, The Watergate Girl. 

According to ET, Katie took a ‘wait and see’ approach to her relationship while she was out of the state filming.

‘Before she left, [Katie and Emilio] were inseparable, but their relationship was existing in a bubble,’ said an insider. ‘Because of the pandemic, she wasn’t jet setting around the country for jobs and he wasn’t tied up every night working at his family’s restaurant.’

But once their regular social lives resumed, the couple found they were not ‘as compatible anymore.’

Home baking: During lockdown, The Secret: Dare To Dream star baked at home and painted

Home baking: During lockdown, The Secret: Dare To Dream star baked at home and painted

Last week Holmes praised her ‘talented’ ex Vitolo Jr. ahead of his new short film Almost A Year premiering at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. 

Katie, who served as producer on Almost A Year, shared a sweet post congratulating leading man Emilio on the project.

Alongside stills from the movie, she penned: ‘ALMOST A YEAR @tribecafilmfestival. I am so excited for the start of the @tribecafilmfestival today!!!!!

‘I am so honored to have been a part of the making of ALMOST A YEAR which is premiering at #Tribeca2021 as part of #TribecaAtHome tickets and more details on the @Tribeca website.

‘Congratulations to the very talented and amazing cast @eveclindley @emiliovitolo @lilmitz_ and director @jamiesonbaker,’ she concluded.

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