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Yessica Kumala: The Life Story of Josh Holloway’s Wife of 17 Years

Titi Dokubo
Jul 10, 2022
05:20 P.M.
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Yessica Kumala became famous when she married "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" actor Josh Holloway 17 Years ago. Here are all the details about Yessica Kumala, Josh Holloway's beautiful wife.

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When Yessica Kumala became the celebrity wife of Hollywood heartthrob Josh Holloway, she gained ultimate exposure and fame. Today she is not just his wife but also the mother of his two children.

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala have been together since 1999, even before he was famous. Their relationship has grown stronger, is free from dramas, and is long-lasting.

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala at the ABC Upfront presentation on May 15, 2007. | Source: Getty Images

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala at the ABC Upfront presentation on May 15, 2007. | Source: Getty Images

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WHO IS YESSICA KUMALA?

Kumala was born in Indonesia on September 2, 1977, to Chinese parents. When she was young, her family moved to the United States, where she acquired American citizenship by marriage.

Despite being in the spotlight due to her husband's fame, she has opted to keep her family's private matters out of the spotlight. Kumala does not also disclose much information about her parents and early life.

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala at the 2004 AFI Film Festival on November 9, 2004. | Source: Getty Images

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala at the 2004 AFI Film Festival on November 9, 2004. | Source: Getty Images

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The supportive wife and caring mother now reside on the island of Oahu with her husband and two children. They relocated after Holloway sold his Honolulu house in 2018. She is a private person as Holloway posts pictures of their children on his Instagram and none of her.

On Mother's Day 2022, he wished her a happy mother's day but revealed that she would not let him post any pictures of her. Kumala also has an Instagram account which is private.

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala at the Angeleno After Hours Party on March 23, 2003. | Source: Getty Images

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala at the Angeleno After Hours Party on March 23, 2003. | Source: Getty Images

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HOW DID YESSICA KUMALA AND JOSH HOLLOWAY MEET?

Holloway met the one-time retail director of a Los Angeles boutique at a former Los Angeles hot spot known as Sunset Room in 1999. He said:

"I had no chance from the beginning. [...] We met at a bar when I was going to hit on her friends though I didn't see her."

Kumala turned around just as Holloway got to them, and she slapped him on his shoulders, looked him up and down, and asked him to give her his number before he left, and she left him there.

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 29, 2006. | Source: Getty Images

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 29, 2006. | Source: Getty Images

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While wondering who she was, he went back to hang out with his friends, and she sought him out and slapped him on his shoulders again. This time, Kumala was with her cellphone and asked for his name and number.

When Holloway asked her for her number, Kumala told him that she did not give out her number, and she left again, leaving him intrigued. Later, he found out that she didn't know his name and had stored his number as "Sunset 4" because his number was the fourth number she got that night.

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala at the In Style Magazine and Warner Bros. Studios Golden Globe After Party on January 15, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala at the In Style Magazine and Warner Bros. Studios Golden Globe After Party on January 15, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

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After a couple of phone conversations, they started hanging out, and in March 2004, Holloway proposed to Kumala. She said:

"You see it a lot in Hollywood: Somebody makes it [big] and drops their partner. He asked me to marry him when he did the 'Lost' pilot."

Holloway and Kumala eloped to Kauai on October 1, 2004 — days after ABC picked up "Lost" for the whole season. They got married in a private ceremony.

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YESSICA KUMALA AND JOSH HOLLOWAY'S CHILDREN

Before Kumala and Holloway got married, they agreed that their interest in extensive traveling was not the right way to have a family. However, they later changed their minds and were open to having kids.

On April 9, 2009, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Java Kumala Holloway. January 27, 2014, marked the arrival of their son, Hunter Lee Holloway.

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The actor who said he is ultimately in love with his children and participates in their lives on every level once revealed that they all sleep in the same room. He also posts pictures of them regularly on his social media, more so now that they are older.

Holloway is all about his family and loves to spend time with them. If he could spend all month without working, he said:

"I'd head to Jackson Hole. We have a cabin there. We snowboard in the winter, and in the summer, we ATV and hike and look at all the wildlife – it's amazing. To me, it's the jewel of the world."

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YESSICA KUMALA AND JOSH HOLLOWAY WERE ROBBED IN THEIR HOME

In 2005, Holloway and Kumala got robbed at gunpoint in their Honolulu home. The robber woke the couple from bed and took their cash and credit cards. After taking what they had, the robber drove off in the actor's Mercedes-Benz.

Shortly after the incident, they found the car abandoned. According to the reports, the robber may not have recognized the actor and the Honolulu police refused to release any information on the robbery.

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala at the 4th Annual Lucky Club on May 16, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala at the 4th Annual Lucky Club on May 16, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

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In 2009, four years later, Holloway said he still had a nightmare about the home invasion. However, he took measures to ensure it would never happen again. He said:

"I took the FBI training course. I have home protection."

In June 2008, Ruben Royce, the robber, was sentenced to 30 years for his three-week crime spree. Holloway revealed that Royce had hit 22 people and attempted to murder one.

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WHO IS YESSICA KUMALA'S HUSBAND, JOSH HOLLOWAY?

The actor was born on July 20, 1969, in California, but his family moved to Georgia when he was a baby. Holloway's first job had him picking up dead chickens at a farm before he became a successful model.

However, the acting bug bit him, and he relocated to Los Angeles to follow that dream. He also has a real estate license as a backup plan for when he quits acting.

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The award-winning actor who turned down the role of Gambit in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" has starred in movies like "Paranoia," "Battle of the Year: The Dream Team," and "Sabotage," among others.

Besides movies, Holloway has starred in series like "Lost," where he played James "Sawyer" Ford, and he starred as Roarke Morris in "Yellowstone," alongside actors like Kevin Costner and Cole Hauser, Will Bowman in "Colony," and more.

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