Who Is Elizabeth Holmes Married To?
Elizabeth Holmes Secretly Got Married During Her Theranos Fraud Trial
Elizabeth Holmes's life from her teen years to the rise and fall of her blood-test company, Theranos, is the subject of Hulu's "The Dropout," starring Amanda Seyfried. The show also highlights her complicated 12-year relationship with Sunny Balwani, Theranos's chief operating officer from 2009 to 2016. After Holmes and Balwani split, she would go on to meet her now-husband, Billy Evans.
Holmes met Evans, hotel heir of Evans Hotel Group, at a party in 2017, according to the New York Post. The pair secretly married in 2019, Vanity Fair reports, amid her pending fraud trial for the claim that Theranos's technology could run hundreds of medical tests on one patient using small amounts of blood. The claims, however, were proven to be false. Holmes and Evans welcomed their first child in August 2021, which likely delayed her trial amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Holmes with defrauding Theranos investors. Earlier this year, she was convicted on three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud by lying to investors. She is currently out on a $500,000 bond ahead of her sentencing in September. Holmes faces up to 20 years in prison for each charge.