Elizabeth Holmes’ professional life may be in the toilet, but her love life is flourishing ever since the SEC shut down her once-multi-billion-dollar company.
A recent Vanity Fair piece revealed that Holmes was engaged to be married, and DailyMail.com can reveal that the man she is set to walk down the aisle with is 27-year-old hotel heir William ‘Billy’ Evans.
The pair share a luxury apartment in San Francisco, are co-parents to the Theranos founder’s wolf-dog Balto and even traveled off to Burning Man last year to party in the desert as the doors to Holmes’ company were shut for good.
A photo was posted by the pair on August 29, just six days before an email was sent to the few remaining employees of Theranos announcing that the company was dissolving for good.
Holmes seemed carefree at the time, wearing purple sunglasses and a white military-style blazer with sequined pinstripes and a fur collar – a far cry from her standard uniform of black turtlenecks and pants.
Evans meanwhile wore a military hat and a shirt that read: ‘Sex Breakfast of Champions.’
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White fang: Elizabeth Holmes, 35, is dating William ‘Billy’ Evans, the heir to a hotel fortune who works for the driverless car start-up Luminar Technologies (Holmes and Evans with Balto)
Burner: The two were seen partying at Burning Man just days before Theranos was dissolved, with Holmes wearing Evans’ MIT signet ring around her neck (Evans and Holmes at Burning Man)
Not ‘Sunny’: Holmes and Evans live in San Francisco in a luxury high rise with Balto, the husky whom Holmes believes is a ‘wolf’
Love bugs: Evans wrote in another snap with Holmes that ‘the last year has been the best I’ve had’ (above)
In another photo, Holmes smiles while wearing a shirt with the name of Evans’ company written across the front.
The two are joined in that photo by Balto.
That is the infamous husky that Holmes adopted as Theranos found itself in increasingly dire straits, informing workers that the husky was a ‘wolf.’
Evans refers to the dog as Baltisimo.
In all the photos of the pair, Holmes is also seen wearing Evans’ MIT signet ring around her neck.
That may also be her engagement ring, as she is not seen wearing any jewelry on her ring finger in other photos.
This would certainly be a practical decision given the fact that Holmes is being sued for millions of dollars, and if she loses those suits might have to hand over some of her more pricey possessions – like a diamond ring.
Evans wrote in another snap with Holmes that ‘the last year has been the best I’ve had.’
On the same day Vanity Fair published its piece, Holmes was spotted wandering the streets of Manhattan’s Upper East Side during a snowstorm.
She was seen on February 20 exiting The Mark hotel and lugging her own suitcase and attempting to hail a cab in the photos obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.
Evans is a far cry from Holmes’ ex, former Thernaos COO Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani.
Holmes and Balwani met in China just after her high school graduation when he was 37 and she was just 18.
Balwani divorced his Japanese artist wife Keiko Fujimoto shortly after he met Holmes, and the two kept their relationship a secret for years.
Evans is a player in the Silicon Valley scene, and currently works at Luminar as the Director of Special Projects.
He attended prep school in Chicago from an early age, enrolling at Francis W Parker when he was in kindergarten and remaining there until he went off to college.
Evans chose MIT for college, and was able to also spend time in China at Fudan University.
Timeline: Evans is the son of William and Susan Evans, and his paternal grandparents founded the Evans Hotel Group which owns properties on the West Coast (Evans left in 2015, Holmes right with Jared Leto at the Women of the Year Awards in 2015)
Dad: Evans’ father is described as ‘a passionate collector of California Impressionist art, rare specimen palm trees and subtropical plants, and antique racing automobiles’ (Evans and his father in 2015)
Squad: Evans’ mother (above with her son and not Balto in 2012) ‘made the commitment to dedicate herself to raising their three children – Billy, Rex, and Gracie—before accepting her current position’ reads her bio on Evans Hotel Group
He graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Economics, at which point he took a post at LinkedIn before making the move in 2017 to Luminar Technologies.
That is the company which is currently hard at work attempting to create and then mass market driverless cars.
Photos of the couple obtained by DailyMail.com show the two are very close, and very private.
They are seldom seen with anyone but each other or Balto, who wrecked havoc on the board rooms of Theranos in the company’s final days,
Evans is one of three children born to William and Susan Evans.
The family grew up in the San Diego area, which is where Evans’ grandparents, William and Anne, started the Evans Hotel Group in 1953.
The hotel group now owns three major resort properties on the west coast: the Catamaran, the Baha and The Lodge at Torrey Pines.
Anne remains the chairman emeritus of the company, and when her husband passed away in 1984 her children William and Grace joined the company.
They were soon followed by their spouses, and those five now comprise the leadership team for the hotel group.
On the company website, Evans’ father is described as ‘a passionate collector of California Impressionist art, rare specimen palm trees and subtropical plants, and antique racing automobiles’.
Evans’ mother, it is noted, ‘made the commitment to dedicate herself to raising their three children – Billy, Rex, and Gracie—before accepting her current position.’
Shady lady: Holmes and her ex Sunny Balwani are facing decades in prison for defrauding investors and of defrauding doctors and patients
New year, new me: Holmes in 2015 on left and in August on right days before Theranos dissolved
In the Vanity Fair story it was also noted: ‘She wears his M.I.T. signet ring on a necklace and the couple regularly post stories on Instagram professing their love for each other.’
It is unclear what will happen to the lovebirds though should Holmes be sent to prison.
She has been charged with criminal fraud in federal court and is facing decades in prison, though she has maintained her innocence and entered a not guilty plea to all counts.
She and Balwani are accused of defrauding investors and of defrauding doctors and patients.
Holmes was set to revolutionize the medical industry with the introduction of Edison, a portable machine that she claimed could provide patients with a comprehensive blood test by analyzing just a single drop of blood.
Elizabeth Holmes, 37, lugged her suitcase through the snow and sleet in her attempt to grab a cab while out in New York on February 20
Bad blood: On the same day, Vanity Fair released an expose on the final days of Theranos which detailed Holmes’ oddly effusive attitude and decision to purchase a ‘wolf’
What followed was a spectacular fall from grace for Holmes, who had duped everyone from her billionaire investors and esteemed board members to Walgreens.
Holmes seemed blissfully unaware of what was to come in those final days according to the story, and even purchased a husky that she insisted on calling a wolf.
The workers who kept their jobs right until the bitter end recalled spending their final days with a inexplicably effusive Holmes and her ‘wolf’, who ran loose through the building and did not hesitate to use any room as his bathroom.