Mike Holmes
Mike Holmes (Image Source: Mike’s Instagram)

Mike Holmes whose birth name is Michael James Holmes is a Canadian builder, contractor, businessman, investor, TV host, and philanthropist. He is famous for being the host of the HGTV TV show called Holmes on Holmes and the CTV Life channel TV show called Holmes 911 and the Holmes Family Rescue.

Mike learned construction craft from his father and by the age of 19, he started his first contracting company with a crew of 13 employees. He is the founder of the Holmes Foundation and is also an active worker with SOS Children’s Village. In 2010, Mike was named as the second most trusted person in Canada.

Who Is Mike Holmes First Wife Alexandra Lorex?

Mike Holmes met his first wife, Alexandra Lorex in his teenage. Mike fell in love with his childhood love and in 1982 they got married in a private wedding. After being married for a few years, the duo welcomed their first child, a baby daughter named Amanda on 2 September 1984.

And a few years later, they welcomed a daughter named Sherry and a son named Mike Jr. Mike (born on 25 July 1989) and Alexandra is proud of their children.

He is also grandfather to Sherry’s two daughters named Cali and Oaklyn. Mike Jr. recently announced that he was expecting his first kid with his wife named Lisa Marie Holmes. Mike’s kids often work with him on his TV show and he enjoys spending quality time with them.

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Mike Holmes with his daughter, Sherry

However, after the recession of the 1990s in Canada, their relationship went through strain. During the same period, Mike lost both of his parents in quick successions which compounded their problem. Since that divorce, Mike has not been married again.

Who Is Mike Holmes’s New Partner?

Mike Holmes is now not married but is in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend and partner, Anna Zappia. After the divorce from Mike Holmes first wife, he met his partner, Anna Zappia.

During that period, Mike did not have a good business, and his personal life was left in ruins. Anna became his support system and helped him create his construction empire and encouraged him to get into TV when he was offered the chance.

Mike Holmes daughter and her family.

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Mike and Anna have been on each other’s side since then. He has been making hints of getting married, but nothing confirmed is known yet. Mike is very grateful to find love after his divorce and never misses a chance to show his love for her on his social media or in an interview.

Mike often refers to Anna as his wife and a perfect partner, some even suggest they are secretly married but nothing is confirmed yet.

What Is Mike Holmes Famous For?

Mike Holmes is famous as a TV presenter and a businessman. He repairs poorly done houses by tearing them down and starting again rather than trying to repair the damage.

Mike is also a writer, and has published two books named Home Renovation with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor and Holmes Inspection: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell Your Home.

In 2019, Mike’s TV show, Holmes on Homes, made a deal with Bell Media and started a new CTV life channel show called Holmes Family Rescue for CTV after ending his relationship with HGTV Canada.

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Mike was also a judge on all seasons of Handyman Superstar Challenge and a judge on All American Handyman. In 2015, Mike announced an eight-episode Holmes-hosted show called Holmes Free where nine couples spend each week renovating a different dilapidated home.

At the end of the week, couples with word handiwork were eliminated until the final two teams competed for a prize home. Mike is a famous TV personality who has made several guest appearances in different reality shows including Home to Win, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and many more.

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