The complicated love story between Holmes and Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani (played by Naveen Andrews in "The Dropout") is probably one of the most known facts about the Theranos scandal. The beginning of their 12-year relationship begins when Holmes met Balwani during an immersion program in Beijing, China, when she was 18 and he was 37.
"The Dropout" accurately shows their relationship evolve from a friendship to romance, but unlike in "The Dropout," it wasn't Holmes's first time in Beijing. According to "Bad Blood" (via Parade), Holmes spent at least three high school summers participating in the Mandarin program. Holmes met Balwani the last summer before her first semester at Stanford, at which point she was struggling with being bullied, and Balwani became her only friend.
"The Dropout" also doesn't acknowledge that Balwani was previously married to a Japanese artist named Keiko Fujimoto when he met Holmes in 2002. Balwani and Fujimoto divorced at the end of that year, but Holmes likely didn't play a role in their decision to split, since Fujimoto filed for divorce in February 2002 before Balwani even met Holmes that summer.