Mike Holmes is a famous Canadian contractor, and television star. He became a household name in Canada after he started appearing on HGTV Canada TV series Holmes on Homes in 2005. Also, Mike was the executive producer of the series.
After Mike became a television star, his children, Amanda, Sherry, and Mike Jr. also joined him on the show. Sherry and Mike Jr. still work with their father on his profession on and off the camera. However, Mike’s oldest child, Amanda remains behind the camera for most of the time. Due to this reason, people barely know anything about her.
So, in today’s episode, we are exploring everything about Amanda Holmes from her childhood to her marriage and profession. Read it through.
She Has Two Siblings
Amanda Holmes was born as the oldest of three children of Mike Holmes Sr. and Alexandra Lorex in Canada on September 1, 1984. Mike married his wife Lorex in 1982 when he was only 19 years old. Mike also started his career as a contractor the same year he tied the knot. Amanda has two siblings, one sister, Sherry Holmes, and one brother, Mike Holmes Jr.
Sherry is three years younger than Amanda, born on June 21, 1987, and Mike is five years her junior, born on July 25, 1989. As of now, both Sherry and Mike Jr. are happily married. Sherry married Blake Steed on December 13, 2018, and gave birth to her first child, daughter, Cali Kay Holmes Steed, with her husband on April 21, 2019.
Similarly, Mike Holmes Jr. is married to his long-time girlfriend, Lisa Grant Holmes since August 2017.
Amanda’s Father is a Reputed Businessman
Amanda Holmes’ father, Michael “Mike” Holmes is a renowned Canadian builder, businessman, investor, and television personality. Mike gained popularity as a television star after he featured in the TV series, Holmes on Homes where he helps homeowners rectify their renovations that went wrong.
In the show, Mike usually discovers some serious issues such as dangerous wiring, inadequate insulation, structural damages, and more. He started learning the craft from his father in his early childhood days. At the age of 19, Mike started his own contracting company with a crew of 13 employees. Two years later, he started his own renovation company.
Besides, Mike has also authored two successful books; Home Renovation with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor and Holmes Inspection: Everything you Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell Your Home.
In May 2010, Reader’s Digest published an outcome of a survey that named Mike Holmes as the second most widely trusted person in Canada behind David Suzuki.
Her Parents Divorce During her Childhood
Coming to the 1990s, Mike Holmes Sr. was a well-settled businessman. However, his businesses started falling apart during t he economic recession of the early 1990s. As a result, his company went bankrupt and he was compelled to sell his company and lay off all his employees.
His bankruptcy led his married life to an end. He sold his car and got divorced from his wife of more than a decade, Alexandra Lorex. Just a month after his divorce, his father, Jim Holmes passed away in a tragic accident as he tumbled down the stairs and broke his neck-bone.
A few years later, Mike’s mother, Shirley, died from a heart attack that came as the result of complications from a dental surgery gone awry.
Mike Sr. is not married as of present but he is in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Anna Zappia. Even though they are not married, Mike often calls Anna his wife.
Amanda Holmes is Married with a Child
Holmes has always remained under the media radar. Moreover, she stays away from social media which has kept her completely out of public sight. Alike her professional details not much about her relationships are known as of yet. However, according to News Break, Amanda Holmes is happily married. The outlet also mentioned that she has a son named Wyatt with her unidentified husband.
Amanda Battled Crohn’s Disease
Amanda Holmes suffering from Crohn’s disease for a long time since her teenage days. It is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It causes inflammation of a person’s digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain. She was pretty open about her diagnosis from the beginning. As per News Break, She was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 18.
She Also Appeared on Television Show
Even though Amanda has enjoyed being behind the camera most of the time, she has made a few appearances on her father’s show. Some of the TV shows Amanda appeared in include Holmes on Holmes, Holmes and Holmes, and Holmes Inspection.
She Doesn’t Use Social Media Publicly
Not only Amanda Holmes prefers staying behind the camera, but she also keeps her lifestyle away from the public reach. Amanda is not active on social media like Instagram and Facebook publicly, however, it appears like she uses Instagram privately.
One of her sister, Sherry,’s old Instagram posts contains a tag to an Instagram with the name “just_wading_around.” And inside the account, we can see her name “Amanda” there. She has set her account to private.
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Meanwhile, her father, Mike is an active Instagram user where he often shares his photos with his children from his workspace.
Most of Mike’s photos feature Sherry and Mike Jr. it is just because she doesn’t want to be in front of the camera whatsoever. Mike Sr. once stated that he only shares two of his children’s pictures because his oldest child doesn’t usually pose for photos. Here is the post.
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Besides, both of Amanda’s siblings are active on Instagram publicly where they share their photos from their work and with their family as well.