Most people know Malia Jones as the wife of Hollywood hunk, and Hawaii Five-O star, Alex O’Loughlin. Many people also know that the couple have been together for nearly a decade during which they have established a lovely, blended family. However, Jones is much more than all the above. She is a championship-winning surfer as well as a professional model. She is also a designer and has her own swimwear brand. Discover more facts about Jones here including details of her marriage to her movie star husband.
Malia Jones Bio
Malia Jones was born on the 27th of March 1977 in Loma Linda, California. She hails from a family of six comprising of father, John and mother, Violet and three younger brothers namely Keoni, Daniel, and Mikala. Jones’ dad, John, is a dentist and is of German and English descent while mom, Vi, is a marathoner who has Hawaiian, Filipino and Spanish ancestry. Malia Jones spent her formative years in Hawaii and started surfing when she was just quite tender. Her parents and brothers also surfed and as such, daily surfing sessions became the family norm. Jones continued surfing all through her teenage years and by the age of 15, she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Surfing Championship.
Jones turned pro at the age of 16 and was soon travelling the world, doing sponsored photoshoots as well as surfing shows. Whilst doing these shows, her sexy physique, sultry lips and golden brown eyes made her stand out amongst her peers. Many modeling agencies subsequently approached her and before long, the Hawaiian landed her first modeling gig in Elle Magazine. Since then, Malia Jones has appeared on the pages of magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Maxim, Space and People (which named her amongst the 50 most beautiful people in the world). The surfer-turned-model has also featured in ads for companies such as American Express, J.Crew, Khiels, Coca-Cola, VO5 Shampoo and Corona Beer.
Malia Jones and Alex O’Loughlin have one of the most stable marriages in Hollywood. O’Loughlin was born on the 24th of August 1976 in Canberra, Australia. He started acting in short films and theatrical productions when he was just a teenager. He later enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts and obtained a degree in acting. O’Loughlin commenced his professional career on a humble note, appearing as a soldier in the background of a TV commercial. Since then, he has gone on to appear in several TV series and movies including Oyster Farmer, The Back-Up Plan, August Rush, Whiteout, Feed, Man-Thing, The Shield, White Collar Blue, Moonlight, Criminal Minds, and Three Rivers. O’Loughlin is however most famous for his role as Commander Steve Mc Garret on the popular police procedural show, Hawaii Five-O.
Malia Jones and Alex O’Loughlin first met through mutual friends in 2011. Jones had just moved back to Hawaii from Australia while he was on the island for the filming of his series. Their connection was instant and the couple fell for each other at first sight. Jones and her beau dated for four years, and later tied the knot in April 2014. It must be noted that this is not the first marriage for Jones. She got married to a surfer named Conan Hayes in 1999 but they later divorced. The model/surfer also got married to an Australian surfer named Luke Stedman, in 2007, and they also divorced. O’Loughlin, on his own part, has never been married but he dated actress, Holly Vance, from 2005 to 2009.
Malia Jones and Alex O’Loughlin Children
Malia Jones and Alex O’Loughlin share three sons together namely Saxon O’Loughlin (born in 1997), Spike Jones (born in 2009) and Lion (born in 2012). Saxon is a product of O’Loughlin’s previous relationship while Spike was born during Jones’ second marriage to Luke Stedman. Lion, on the other hand, is the first child that the couple had together. Jones and her husband have physical custody of all three boys. The model-turned-designer has revealed that she strives to maintain a balance between work and family. She uses school hours for work while after-school hours is for the beach. Weekends are then reserved for family outings involving lunch, hiking and spending quality time near the ocean.
Malia Jones has not disclosed specific details about her net worth. There is however no doubt that she must have gathered a small fortune from her various pursuits. Asides modeling and surfing, Jones is also a designer and has her swimwear brand. The Hawaiian was inspired to start the line due to her own personal experiences. While growing up, Jones was a tomboy and mostly surfed in board shots and t-shirts. Things however changed when she became a professional model and had to don sexy bikinis. Jones loved these bikinis but was often frustrated by the fact that most brands withdrew particular designs after just one season. She sought a timeless collection which would last for a few years and this inspired her to start her own brand. Jones’ swimwear line debuted in 2015 and has been picked up by top-tier boutiques as well as luxury department stores. The brand has also grown from just bikinis to include kaftans, shorts, button-downs, dresses, tunics, wraps, skirts, one-shoulder tops and cashmere hoodies.