Elizabeth Holmes seems happy as can be with the new man in her life

By Maria Pasquini
April 03, 2019 02:26 PM
Elizabeth Holmes
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Elizabeth Holmes may still be facing 20 years in prison, but the one-time Silicon Valley darling has a new man by her side.

Inside Edition recently spotted the disgraced Theranos CEO smiling while out and about in San Francisco with fiancé Billy Evans and her dog Balto.

In video obtained by the outlet, Holmes, 35, had traded in her signature black turtleneck in favor of a plain white T-shirt and a pair of black yoga pants. Meanwhile Evans wore a shirt emblazoned with the words “Take a walk on the wild side.”

The couple was also filmed holding hands while walking the dog on a separate occasion.

Here’s everything to know about Evans.

Hotel Heir

Ahead of the release of HBO documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Vanity Fair broke the news that Holmes had gotten engaged.

In a February story, the outlet reported that Holmes is currently living in San Francisco, and “engaged to a younger hospitality heir, who also works in tech” and graduated from M.I.T.

The Daily Mail went on to report that Evans, 27, is the heir to the Evans Hotel Group, which was founded by his grandparents William and Anne Evans in 1953.

Evans Hotels owns three major resorts in California — two in Mission Bay and one in La Jolla.

Working Man

After graduating from MIT in 2015, Evans worked as a strategy and analytics analyst for LinkedIn, according to his LinkedIn page.

Leaving the company in February 2017, he went on to take a job at Luminar Technologies, an Orlando-based company working to help improve autonomous vehicles via lidar, a technology that utilizes lasers to measure distance.

According to his LinkedIn page, Evans left that job in Jan. 2019. He has not listed further employment since.

Social Media Love

While Holmes has kept her relationship with her new fiancé relatively quiet, Vanity Fair reporter Nick Bilton went on to share screenshots of the couple from their private social media pages.

“For everyone asking about Holmes’s social media. It’s private. But here are a few screenshots of her and her fiancé we found online. (I personally find it crazy that she’s being charged with 11 felony counts, thousands of people’s lives were harmed, and she’s as happy as can be.)” he wrote on Twitter, alongside four photos of the couple.

One of the photos shows the couple kissing, with Evans’s caption: “Happy bday to my best friend. The last year has been the best I’ve ever had.”

Elizabeth Holmes
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Taking Things to the Next Level

According to Inside Edition, the couple are currently living together in San Francisco in a luxury rental property.

Leaving little doubt about her feelings for Evans, in his February Vanity Fair story, Bilton also reported that Holmes wears her fiancé’s “M.I.T. signet ring on a necklace.”

As for what’s next for the couple, the former CEO is currently awaiting trial.

In March 2018, Holmes and her former company president — and ex-boyfriend — Sunny Balwani were charged with “raising more than $700 million from investors through an elaborate, years-long fraud” by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Holmes and Theranos settled with the SEC, with Holmes agreeing to pay $500,000 and be barred from serving as a director or officer of a public company for 10 years.

In June 2018, Holmes and Balwani were charged with nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Both pleaded not guilty.

Although a date for the trial has not been set, ABC News reported that both Holmes and Balwani are expected to appear for a status hearing on April 22 in San Francisco.