Yessica Kumala and Josh Holloway shock the whole of Hollywood when they married 18 years ago. Contrary to beliefs, their marriage has survived two decades and has been blessed with two children.
Yessica’s husband is best known for his role as James Sawyer Ford on Lost, a television series. However, despite being in the limelight for her husband’s popularity, she has chosen to keep her family’s private matters away from the media’s scrutiny.
Take a Look at These Interesting Facts about Yessica Kumala
1. Who is Yessica Kumala?
According to reports, Yessica was born on September 2, 1997, in Jakarta, Indonesia to her parents who are Chinese. Later on, her whole family moved to the United States.
Although details about her family and siblings seem unavailable, she has a sister called Arika Kumala.
Nonetheless, her husband is the second among four boys of his parents. His mother was a nurse while his father worked as a surveyor. He was born in San Jose but his family later moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains when he was two years.
2. She first met Josh Holloway in a nightclub
In 1999, the couple met while Kumala was reportedly working in a Los Angeles bar as a nightclub girl. The actor revealed during an interview that Yessica was the one who first approached him and asked for his number.
After they exchanged phone numbers, they communicated for a while before they went on a date. However, there are sources that suggest they started dating a year later.
At the time the pair met, it was alleged that he was dating Fifty Shades Freed actress Dakota Johnson.
3. Yessica and Josh have been married for 18 years
The pair dated for almost four years before Josh decided to propose to Yessica. He did it at the end of shooting Lost Pilots in Oahu, Hawaii. Barely one year later, the lovers married on October 1, 2004, in Jakarta Indonesia. The union was said to be said sealed by a Muslim priest.
4. Yessica Kumala and her husband were robbed at gunpoint
Shortly after their wedding, it was reported that the couple was robbed of their Hawaii home. According to reports, the armed robbers stole cash, credit cards, and a Mercedes-Benz but the car was later found.
Following the robbery incident, a man named Ruben Royce was convicted of the crime and was sentenced to between 13 and 30 years in prison for a three-week crime two years after the couple got robbed.
5. She has two children with the Lost actor
Yessica’s marriage has stood the test of time and has produced two children. Their first daughter, Java Kumala Holloway, 14 was born in 2009.
In March 2014, during an interview with E! the Lost star revealed that his wife was expecting their second child. They did not announce the birth of their son until six years later. The couple’s son Hunter Lee was born in 2014 and he is currently 9 years old.
6. Her husband lost his father when he was eleven years old
The actor was only eleven years when his father passed. That eventually made his mother resign from her job in other to take care of Josh and his brothers.
There are speculations that the actor even dropped out of school due to financial constraints.
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7. Is Yessica Kumala also an actress?
Yessica Kumala, 26, is now called Yessica Holloway. There are no signs that she is also an actress like her husband. Her Instagram bio states that she is an interstate truck driver but the authenticity of the that has not been verified.
Notwithstanding, her husband has been working in the movie industry even before they tied the knots. He ventured into acting after he moved to Los Angeles and started modeling. Holloway has modeled for brands such as Dolce&Gabbana, Calvin Klein, and also Donna Karan.
He got his first acting in an episode of Angel in 1999. After appearing in a movie in minor roles, he gained recognition for his role in the Sci-Fi Channel movie Sabretooth.
Josh Holloway’s big break came in the hit series Lost where he portrayed the role of a man called James Sawyer Ford.
Even as he progressed in his acting career, he also continued to model for a few brands. In March 2007, he became the face of Davidoff’s Cool Water perfume. A year later, he was selected as the first male spokesperson for Magnum Ice Cream in Turkey.
Despite the fame, he never relied on his acting career. Here are some of the movies Yessica’s husband has featured in:
8. Kumala’s husband was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2005
Following his rise to fame, Josh Holloway became dubbed as a TV sex symbol. People Magazine named him on the list of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. Also, in 2006 the In Touch Weekly named him the hottest hunk on television, and at that same time, he was again voted as the seventeenth-sexiest guy worldwide by British readers of OK! Magazine. That same year, he was voted the second-sexiest star in Hollywood by US Weekly.
9. Is Mother-of-three as tall as her husband?
Josh Holloway, 54 has a towering height of about 6 feet 1 inch. Judging from that, he might be two one feet taller than his wife. She is speculated to stand 5 feet 5 inches tall.
10. What is Yessica Kumala’s net worth?
At the moment, details about Yessica’s earnings and income have not been made available however, that of her beau is rumored to be not less than $10 million. Although this has not been confirmed by the actor, it is possible seeing that he has appeared in some blockbuster movies and modeled for a number of big brands also.