Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorced in August 2012 after five years of marriage.

Fives years on from the divorce, it is apparently no coincidence that Katie’s only just coming forward about her relationship with actor Jamie Foxx.

Katie was bound by a divorce clause which stated she could not publicly date for five years. She was also not allowed to speak about any details of her marriage to him.

Reports from Radar Online state that if Katie kept to this agreement, she would receive Β£7 million from Tom. This would be split between their daughter Suri and herself.

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An insider told Radar Online: “Katie signed a clause in her quickie divorce settlement that prevents her from embarrassing Tom in various ways, like talking about him or Scientology, or publicly dating another man for five years after the divorce.”

(Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes back in 2005)

They added: “She’s allowed to date, but she cannot do so in a public fashion, and she’s not supposed to let any boyfriend near their daughter, Suri.”

As the five year anniversary of her divorce from Tom has passed, Katie can finally go public with her relationship to Jamie.

The actress was seen strolling along Malibu beach, hand in hand with Jamie earlier this week.

It is thought the couple have been dating since 2013. Throughout the years people have speculated that Jamie and Katie were dating. They have always denied the rumours.

Even when Jamie was questioned by Splash News earlier this week, he simply smiled and refused to comment.

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(Jamie Foxx appeared on This Morning in June to promote the film Baby Driver)

Jamie has done a good job at denying the rumours. Two years ago he told the US website TMZ: “Oh come on you guys have been trying to make that stick for three years, we’re just friends.”

Neither Katie nor Tom have officially addressed the claims of a divorce clause.