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Since HBO’s documentary about Elizabeth Holmes, founder of health tech corporation Theranos, aired two years ago, the world has been on a mission to uncover even more details about the disgraced Silicon Valley exec. This time? The 37-year-old’s relationship status, which—serious news flash!—is married to 29-year-old hospitality heir William “Billy” Evans, according to Vanity Fair.
Evans has been smitten with Holmes for a while, according to his former coworkers. He even “gave her his MIT signet ring. Billy and the MIT ring, they are inseparable. He always wore it on his pinky finger,” one of Evans’ former colleagues at Luminar Technologies told the New York Post.
“He could snap his fingers and have a triple-A diamond engagement ring instantly if he wanted to. But if you give her some extravagant ring, it could end up owned by the feds if she has to give up her material possessions,” the source explained.
Vanity Fair reporter Nick Bilton has been posting updates on the couple on Twitter for months, like this one:
Here’s everything to know about Elizabeth’s husband.
They got married in 2019.
The couple officially tied the knot during the summer of 2019. Bilton broke the news on an episode of his podcast, Inside the Hive, stating that although he wasn’t at the ceremony himself, “I heard that no Theranos people were invited, which is interesting because she’s still friendly with some of her Theranos folks.”
Evans has family money.
He comes from a well-known family—and a wealthy one, too. Evans’ grandparents founded the Evans Hotel Group. Per the company’s website, the group is the “premier provider of resort accommodations” in Southern California, primarily the San Diego area where Evans grew up. His parents now run the business, according to Business Insider.
Bilton explained on his podcast that Billy’s money may or may not have something to do with his marriage to Holmes. “[Holmes] doesn’t have any money… he [Billy Evans] is a trust fund baby and has a lot of money, and he is probably helping out with the legal bills, because Elizabeth’s family doesn’t have money either,” he said.
He works in tech.
After graduating M.I.T. in 2015 with a bachelor’s in economics, he worked at LinkedIn, then Luminar Technologies, a company focused on creating and developing a market for driverless cars. (According to his LinkedIn, which is the only form of social media that is not private, he stopped working there in Jan. 2019.)
Nevertheless, it seems that he—with Holmes by his side—stays busy. Or at least that was the case back in August 2019, when the duo attended Burning Man just a few days before an email was sent to remaining Theranos employees that announced the company was officially dissolving, the Daily Mail reports.
They have a son together named William.
The couple also welcomed their first child together in July, a son named William Holmes Evans, per ABC News. Bilton even saw Holmes’ pregnancy coming: “Holmes is gong to get pregnant before she gets on the stand because she will look very sympathetic as a pregnant woman on the stand,” he said, per Elle.
He’s by his wife’s side during the Theranos trial.
Holmes is currently on trial for 12 counts of fraud in San Jose, California, per ABC News. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison and a whopping $250,000 fine for each count of fraud—that’s a total of $3 million, in case you were wondering.
Holmes originally pleaded not guilty (along with her ex-boyfriend and former Theranos COO, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani) to two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud.
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