Katie Holmes has a new man in her life: composer Bobby Wooten III. The two were first spotted together in April 2022 and made their red carpet debut in May 2022. Most recently, Wooten accompanied Holmes to the premiere of his film, Alone together-so you know it’s getting serious. Here’s everything we know about Bobby Wooten III.
He is an accomplished musician.
Wooten was born in New Jersey and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and growing up performed in his family’s gospel choir, the Wooten Choral Ensemble. “My grandfather founded the Wooten Choral Ensemble in 1949,” he shared in 2021. “I was born in New Jersey, and we lived there when my father was making pop music and working in the studio, and played keyboards in Marcus Miller’s band.”
He taught himself to play the bass, telling Bass magazine“I taught myself, learning all the songs I wanted. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder and a lot of Motown. So I played keyboards and bass in church every week. I don’t never took any bass lessons before I got to college, which was more about learning the double bass.“
During his career, he has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Mac Miller, Jennifer Hudson, Rick Ross, among other musicians, and he is an adjunct instructor at NYU.
He was part of the original Broadway cast of David Byrne’s American Utopia.
David Byrne’s American Utopia features Byrne and 11 musicians performing songs from Byrne’s work. “It will always feel special to have performed in a Broadway show not as a character, but as myself,” Wooten said. said.
On Instagram, Wooten is open about the impact Byrne has had on him as a musician and a person. Recently he wrote“david has impacted my life in countless ways and i am forever grateful for the journey.”
He was first spotted with Katie Holmes in April 2022.
Both were pictured kissing in Central Parkand visit the Guggenheim Museum, and they soon made their red carpet debut at the Moth Ball’s 25th Anniversary Gala in May 2022. In June 2022, Wooten accompanied Holmes to the premiere of his film, alone togetherwhere they held hands while walking the red carpet.
Neither has spoken publicly about their relationship, but they were reportedly introduced by mutual friends.
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