Mike Holmes has been around the reality TV scene for quite a while. The focal point of the TV show Holmes on Homes, Mike is best known for his works in renovating homes. The reality series which followed Mike around his work aired from 2003 to 2008 and found success amongst fans and critics alike. A couple of spin-offs later Mike quit the show to focus on his career as a general contractor. The series which aired on HGTV Canada ran for seven seasons and also propelled Holmes to stardom. Holmes was also constantly accompanied by his children Mike Holmes Jr, Sherry Holmes, and Amanda Holmes.
Michael James Holmes was born on the 3rd of August 1963 in Hilton Hills, Canada. The second-born son of the Holmes family, Mike has an elder sister and a younger brother. However, the identity of his siblings has been kept a secret. It is claimed that it was Mike’s father who taught Mike about the rights and wrongs of the construction business. An early bloomer, Mike was interested in the construction business from 6, and at 19 established his own contracting business. Stepping on the success of his first company, two years later at 21 Mike started a renovation company.
An entrepreneur through and through, Mike has established quite a name for himself in the industry. Enjoying success in both his business, Mike set up The Holmes Foundation in 2006. The organization worked for promoting the involvement of youth in construction. He was also recognized in Canada’s House of Commons in 2006 for the same. Also an author, Mike has published two books: Home Renovation with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor and Holmes Inspection: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell Your Home.
Mike first appeared on camera in 2001 and started working as a host of Holmes on Homes. This propelled him to greater heights and since then the man has appeared in several TV shows both as a judge and as a host. In his TV career, Mike has bagged several awards including Gemini Awards: Viewers’ Choice Award (2004), Honorary Doctorate of Technology (1st February 2008), and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal ( June 18, 2012).
There is nothing Mike can not do when it comes to fixing houses. Since he first started Home renovation as a young entrepreneur the business has bloomed to a great extent. Helping him are all three children, Mike and Sherry have been part of the construction crew and Amanda has worked as an office manager.
Following decades of success in business and TV shows Mike has gained an impressive net worth. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be around USD 30 million.
Personal Life: An early divorce, children from the first wife:
Holmes on Homes star was married to Alexandra Lorex in 1982. Mike, who was only 19 at the time, married young and enjoyed a quiet family life.
The couple gave birth to three lovely children: Amanda Holmes, Mike Holmes Jr., and Sherry Holmes. But as Mike’s career took shape, his family life worsened. Following the great recession in Canada during the 1990s, Mike and Alexandra filed for a divorce. Mike was left distraught after losing both his parents in a similar time frame.
Is Mike Holmes married Now, his current wife?
It was only in 2000 that Mike began dating Anna Zappia. Even though the pair have been dating for 20 years, they are not yet married. They also do not have any children and are enjoying their time together.
Anna Zappia is relatively an unknown face to the media. While Mike is upfront about children and grandchildren, he is relatively silent about his current partner and past marriage.
Even the whereabouts of his ex-wife Alexandra Lorex, mother of their three children is totally a mystery. It has everyone wondering whether or not Mike is on good terms with his ex-wife.
Michael James Holmes
3rd August 1963
Halton Hills, Canada
Jim Holmes (father), Shirley Holmes (mother)
Investor, Businessman, TV Personality
Alexandra Lorex (divorced in the 1990s)Anna Zappia (dating)