Jamie Foxx's 21-year-old female friend Sela Vave 'is living at his California mansion', it's claimed after he denies rumours they're a couple
- Foxx, 51, was spotted leaving a Los Angeles nightclub hand-in-hand with Vave over the weekend after his split from Katie Holmes
- Sources have said that Vave is living at the Thousand Oaks property with Foxx
- He insisted their relationship was professional and said he had similarly mentored other artists in the past
Jamie Foxx is now living with 21-year-old singer Sela Vave in his California mansion, it has been claimed, after he insisted their relationship is professional and not romantic.
Foxx, 51, was spotted leaving a Los Angeles nightclub hand-in-hand with Vave over the weekend, sparking rumours they were an item after Foxx split from Katie Holmes.
Sources have told Page Six that Vave is living at the Thousand Oaks property and Foxx appeared to confirm the rumour in an Instagram video.
Saying that Ed Sheeran and Nick Cannon had 'slept on his couch' and stayed with him in the past, Foxx said he was acting as a mentor to Vave.
Jamie Foxx (left) is now living with 21-year-old singer Sela Vave (right) in his California mansion, it has been claimed, after he insisted their relationship is professional and not romantic
'When I met Ed Sheeran, I didn't know him from Adam. He slept on my couch for six weeks - he ended up going on to do great things,' he said.
Foxx, who won the best actor Academy Award for his portrayal of soul singer Ray Charles in 2004 biopic Ray, added: 'It's a double standard when it comes to women.
'When it was the guys, everything is cool but when it was the women they try to make it something else but we are going to try to protect our own.
'And like I said, I spoke to that girl's mom and she put her trust in me.'
Vave went one step further with a caption that stated she is not a 'whore, golddigger, homewrecker.'
His tie to Sela began in June, just after he went public with Katie on the red carpet of the Met Gala in NYC in May.
Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes were last spotted together in public at the Met Gala in NYC in May (pictured)
In a video Sela shared on Wednesday, Foxx - who wore a white hoodie - said that he is only trying to support her career
On June 30 Jamie and Sela were seen arm-in-arm in a boat together. 'I am so grateful to this man! Thank you so much @iamjamiefoxx for everything you do and for believing in me. #feelingblessed,' she captioned the post.
In late July Sela and Jamie did a radio show together. 'I had the amazing opportunity to be on air @power_106 and talk with @justin_credible @iamjamiefoxx @daveophilly and @jyoungmdk it’s seriously such a blessing to be surrounded by and learn from some of the best in the business,' she said.
The same month they were seen at Disneyland together with family and friends.
However Foxx, who famously has a recording studio in house which has played host to musicians including Kanye West, said any accusations of a relationship between him and Vave are 'scandal chasing'.
It comes days after Oscar-winning actor Foxx is said to have broken up with Katie Holmes.
He and Dawson's Creek star Holmes, 40, were reportedly in a six-year relationship, though neither ever confirmed they were together.
Sela is four years younger than his eldest daughter Corinne, 25.
Corinne - real name Corinne Marie Bishop - is a budding actress and model who is in the new movie 47 Meters Down: Uncaged which also stars Sistine Rose Stallone. Jamie also has daughter Annalise Bishop who is reportedly 10 years old.
Katie's daughter Suri Cruise is 13 years old.
On June 30 the pair were seen arm-in-arm in a boat together. 'I am so grateful to this man! Thank you so much @iamjamiefoxx for everything you do and for believing in me. #feelingblessed,' she captioned the post