Katie Holmes looks like she has a new boyfriend! The 43-year-old actress was spotted kissing Bobby Wooten III while out in Central Park on Thursday, April 28, per People. The Jack and Jill actress was seen holding hands with the musician and sharing a romantic kiss in Central Park. While he may be in a different part of show business, Bobby is also very accomplished. Find out more about him here!
1. Bobby is a bassist
First and foremost, Bobby is a musician, and his instrument of choice is the bass. Bobby with a number of big name musicians, including Carly Rae Jepsen, whom he posted photos of himself playing for at Coachella on his Instagram. His other credits include working with Machine Gun Kelly and The Talking Heads’ David Byrne, per AllMusic.
2. He’s performed on Broadway
Speaking of David Byrne, Bobby was a member of his touring band for the extensive American Utopia tour, and its subsequent run on Broadway. Bobby performed on the live album that came out of the Broadway performances, and he performed as a part of the show when David was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. He spoke about what a great impact the show’s had in a December 2021 interview with Bass Magazine. “In American Utopia, [David] very much wants everyone to have their own voice. That’s why there are different characters and each person’s spirit resonates differently. It’s a great thing to be performing on Broadway as yourself,” he said. “What I’ve taken away from working with him is he likes things to be simple: to put forward an idea and not distract from it, which is awesome.”
Bobby’s Broadway experience isn’t just limited to American Utopia. He was also credited as the bass player on the cast album for the stage adaptation of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
3. He hung out with celebrities on Broadway
While the romance with Katie might be new, Bobby has rubbed elbows with plenty of stars prior to starting the relationship. He revealed some of the awesome stars he met backstage while performing in American Utopia in the Bass interview. “We’ve had Michelle Obama, Jacob Collier, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld, [and] Paul McCartney,” he said while admitting that he regretted not getting the Beatle’s autograph.
4. He has a history series on Instagram
Other than music, Bobby also has a passion for history. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he started an Instagram account called “America Learn Your History.” The account provides facts about American history that may have been overlooked, not taught, or lied about on a variety of subjects, including a variety of subjects related to Black history and much more. “I’m not doing opinions, just facts, but the facts are delivered from the perspective of someone who looks more like me. It’s fulfilling for me, personally, and I hope it’s a good resource for others,” he told Bass about the project.
5. His musical influences range from Motown to Blink-182
Bobby revealed that he started playing bass around the time that his friends were getting into pop-punk icons Blink-182, when his friends asked him to play bass, which is how he started playing the instrument, he revealed in the earlier mentioned interview. He said after he started, he quickly took to learning many Motown songs, plus other favorites like Stevie Wonder and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.