Despite their efforts to be super discreet, famous celebrity couple Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx made celebrity news recently by taking a romantic getaway¬†to Paris. According to EOnline.com, Foxx had recently wrapped on filming his starring role as Little John in the new Robin Hood film, and Holmes joined him to celebrate. A source claims that while the pair were “were very discreet and made sure to always enter and exit the hotel and the car separately,” Foxx had “a big smile on his face as they returned to their hotel and snuck in through a private entrance.” Although Tom Cruise, celebrity ex of Holmes, was also filming in Paris at the time, Holmes and Foxx easily avoided any awkwardness by being content to enjoy some alone time in their hotel rather than hit the streets. “Katie and Jamie stayed inside their hotel,” the source coyly confessed, “…and [they] didn’t leave.”
This celebrity news has us rooting for this mysterious couple. What are some ways to keep your relationship away from prying eyes?
In today’s world, keeping a relationship on the down low can be a bit tricky. Here are the top tips for keeping things between you and your significant other private:
1. Stay away from social media: If you’re looking to keep your relationship private and away from prying eyes, the first step is to make sure your social media is in line with that goal. If you’re constantly snapping romantic pics of your partner and posting them on the web, people are going to put two and two together. Still want the experience of sharing your special moments, but want to control who gets to see those posts? Make sure your privacy settings on apps like Facebook and Instagram are set in such a way that you can limit who gets to take a peek into your private life.
2. Practice polite shutdowns: We’ve all come face to face with a nosy person in our lifetime who is way too interested in the intimate minutiae of our private lives. If someone is trying to press you for more information than you’re willing to give about your romantic relationship or anything else, practice kindly but firmly indicating that that information is private and you’d like to change the topic. For instance, try something non-confrontational but clear at first like, “Thanks for your interest, but honestly I usually like to keep those details private. Would you mind if we talked about something else?” And if the person keeps pressing? There’s no harm in simply saying, “Like I said, that’s not really something I want to discuss right now,” and extracting yourself from the conversation.
3. Choose your friends wisely: If you’re trying to keep your relationship more private, be mindful of the people with whom you share the details of your life with. If you have a¬†friend who loves spreading the latest gossip and posting photos of people without their knowledge or permission, then you might want to think twice about sharing news of your relationship with them. Focus on finding the people in your life who will respect your wishes to keep things quiet and make sure before you go on a double date or take your significant other to meet your friends that you’re sure everyone there is willing to help you keep your relationship private.
Have you ever tried to keep a relationship quiet and low-key? How did it go? Did you keep it private or did the news get out? Let us know in the comments!