American actress Katie Holmes is probably spending this year's Christmas season single.
The 44-year-old, of Dawson's Creek fame and her marriage to Tom Cruise, is said to have broken up with musician Bobby Wooten III.
At the end of May, Holmes introduced her new partner on the red carpet at a gala in New York.
After eight months together with many public declarations of love, Holmes and the ten-year-old bassist discovered a few days ago, according to Us Weekly, that the feelings are not enough for a longer relationship.
The thirty-three-year-old has acted for Jennifer Lopez, Carly Rae Jepsen and on Broadway, among others.
The actress, who lives in New York with her 16-year-old daughter Suri from Cruise's marriage, met Wooten in April, a year after splitting from chef and occasional actor Emilio Vitolo Junior.
Holmes previously dated Oscar winner Jamie Foxx ("Ray") for almost six years.
However, since the actress reportedly agreed not to date a new man when she divorced Cruise in 2012, the romance had long remained hidden.