Emilio Vitolo Jr. is going to be a dad!
Katie Holmes’ ex-boyfriend took to Instagram on Monday to reveal that his girlfriend, Sammy Piccininni, is pregnant with their first baby.
“Half of me and half of you 💕,” the chef, 35, captioned photos from the couple’s gender reveal party. “we’re having a baby girl💕.”
Vitolo Jr. added in the comments that he was going to be a “real papaaaaa now 😂”.
In the social media slideshow, Piccininni debuted her baby bump in a white dress while taking ultrasounds.
Vitolo Jr. previously practiced as an uncle, with his younger brother, Anthony Vitolo, welcoming a baby girl in July 2021.
“Ant I’m so proud of the person you’ve become and now you’re gonna love being a dad ❤️,” Emilio said via Instagram last year. “Thank you for blessing me with a beautiful niece.”
The scion of the New York restaurant had just come out of his breakup with Holmes, 44, at the time. Emilio and the actress broke up in May 2021 after less than a year of dating.
The former couple “have separated amicably,” the ‘Alone Together’ star’s rep told Page Six.
Prior to their split, Holmes and Emilio made headlines for numerous PDA-filled outings.
The Emilio’s Ballato cook called Holmes the “most amazing, kindest and most beautiful person” in a December 2020 Instagram tribute, alongside a heart emoji.
“Every time I see your face, it makes me smile,” he continued. “Happy Birthday!!! I love you!!”
While it’s unclear when Emilio left with Piccininni, he was back on dating apps the same month he and Holmes broke up.
As for the “Dawson’s Creek” alum, she briefly moved on with musician Bobby Wooten III before their romance ended in December 2022.