The award-winning building contractor, Mike Holmes is the most legit name when it comes to home building and renovations. He is a TV personality best known for his construction works which he displays on his various television series such as Holmes on Holmes, Holmes Makes It Right, Holmes in New Orleans, Holmes: Buy It Right, Holmes Inspection and many others. He serves as the founder of several companies including his television production company known as Make It Right Productions and his residential home inspection company; Mike Holmes Inspections.
Aside from appearing on his TV shows, Holmes has also been a guest on other shows such as the television sitcom, Corner Gas and the television variety talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He has additionally served as the host of Fox News show titled, Home Free and has appeared as a judge on Handyman challenge franchise. Mike Holmes who is also known as a public speaker has served as his nation’s spokesman for Worldskills Calgary held in 2009.
He is also known as the writer of bestseller books including Holmes Inspection: Everything You Need To Know Before You Buy or Sell Your Home. Following his magnificent works which include his numerous benevolent acts, Holmes is a recipient of many prestigious accolades including two Gemini Awards and The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Is Mike Holmes Married, Who Is His Wife?
The famed entrepreneur who was born in Halton Hills, Canada on 3rd August 1963 entered into matrimony with his childhood girlfriend, Alexandra Lorex at the age of 19. Soon after, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Amanda in 1984 and three years later, their second daughter, Sherry was born. His son Mike Jr. arrived in 1989.
Meanwhile, Mike Holmes founded his contracting company in the same 1982 that he got married and before long, the business became quite successful. However, in the early 1990s, the highly skilled contractor started experiencing economic difficulty as a result of the recession that hit his country at that period. Afterward, his company went into bankruptcy and he was forced to shut down his business. As a result, he began having financial constraints which hugely affected his family life.
Then in 1993, his relationship with his wife hit rock bottom as Alexandra filed for a marriage annulment. As if the hard time wasn’t enough, Mike Holmes had to deal with the tragic blow of his father’s demise a month after his separation from his ex-wife. He, however, picked himself up and started from the scratch and interestingly, he has found love again in the arms of a beautiful damsel named, Anna Zappia whom he has been in a loving relationship with since 2000.
At the moment, the pair are still waxing strong together as a couple and are not in a hurry to solemnize their union which is yet to produce any child. Mike Holmes often refers to his beau, Anna as his wife citing that she has been a perfect companion to him.
Mike Holmes’ Family – Meet His Kids
In this era, most kids are fond of following in the footsteps of their parents and Mike Holmes’ children are not an exception. His son, Mike Jr. has often featured in his father’s TV shows as he helps him out in several building renovation projects, having joined his father’s construction crew after his high school graduation. He also works as a site supervisor on Holmes Makes It Right show. He is a happily married man at the moment, having tied the knot with his sweetheart, Lisa Grant in a picturesque and intimate wedding ceremony held in 2017 at Ontario’s Blue Mountain region which was attended by close family and friends.
Holmes’ first daughter, Amanda loves leading a private life as she has successfully managed to avoid being under the camera, unlike her other siblings. She is also involved in their family business but she does her own works behind the camera as a member of the production crew. She is a mother of two and a fitness enthusiast. Amanda was once married to Adam Belanger who is an expert in operating heavy machinery and has been with the Holmes crew since season 5 of Holmes on Holmes. She is currently married to another spouse.
Sherry who is Mike Holmes’ second daughter works alongside her father and brother as a member of the construction crew, having featured in several of her dad’s TV shows. She became famously known following her participation in the construction of new homes for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Sherry along with her brother built a man-cave garage for their father in one of his shows titled, Mike’s Ultimate Garage. In 2017, she got engaged to her lover, Blake Steed, a member of her father’s crew.