Updated: 08/15/2018 10:09 AM | First Published: 02/19/2017 06:15 PM

Mike Holmes marriage fell apart during 1990s recession

Love birds! Mike Holmes and his long-time girlfriend

During the 1990s, the time which was a tough time for the world due to a recession, many lost their lives, many lost their family, property and many tragedies came. Similarly, the downturn hit Mike Holmes’s family very hard, nearly wiping out his company and the entire construction industry as a whole. As a result, his company went bankrupt, and he had to sell his all businesses. 



Differences in the Family after Recession

The terrible situation Mike found himself in, went to be a huge strain on his young family including his the-then wife Alexandra Lorex and three children. While the family was going through financial constraints, his marriage eventually ended in divorce. That time was really very tough for Holmes as his dad died of a tragic accident after he fell down while he was walking down a narrow staircase lacking handrail. Shortly thereafter, his mom also died of heart attack at the age of 56.

Canadian contractor Mike Holmes

Mike and Alexandra exchanged the wedding vows in 1982. Back then the young couple shared a romantic conjugal and welcomed three children including daughters, Amanda and Sherry, and a son, Mike Jr. The family of five were living a happy life before the storm of recession-struck them also. The financial crisis not only saw Holmes losing his construction company, but also his family falling apart.

Contractor Mike Holmes followed his father's footsteps at an early age

Girlfriend Anna Zappie

Mike Holmes and his love of life Anna Zappia

While he was moving on with numbers of tragedies, Anna Zappia entered into his life and mended his broken heart. The couple met in 2000 and then have been together ever since in every thick and thin. Despite being together already for 16 years, the couple doesn’t seem to have plans of being official husband and wife yet. But even that doesn’t stop Holmes from addressing Zappia as his wife. They are still going strong as conflicts and differences seem to stay away from this couple. 

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Mike Holmes Jr. Giving Hands to his Father

Following his father’s footsteps, Mike Holmes has had success with every task he took on. A man with a Golden Heart, Holmes has not only provided people with quality housing but has also taught them about construction. In the same way, his son has followed in his footsteps.

 Mike Holmes's son Mike Holmes Jr.

Alongside keeping the family head high in the construction business, Mike Holmes Jr. has also won the hearts of many ladies with his work and with his stunningly admirable physique. His tall height and his stunning body have attracted many women. Especially his shirtless pictures make any women go crazy about him. But, Holmes Jr. has been loyal to his childhood sweetheart Lisa and is reported to have already exchanged engagement ring with her.

The author of two national bestselling books Makes It Right: Home Renovation with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor (2006) and The Holmes Inspection: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy Or Sell Your Home (2008), Holmes has truly changed Canada’s residential standards. Other publications include 2009 released Make It Right: Attics and Basements and 2010 released Make It Right: Kitchens and Bathrooms.Mike Holmes and his son Mike Holmes Jr.

His full biography is readable in several sites around the Internet. Mike Holmes' fans can also stay updated through his official social media pages including Facebook, Instagram: @make_it_right and Twitter: Make_It_Right

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