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Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday is married and a mother of two.

Relationship Facts of Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday is married to Nick Holliday.
She is mother of Two(Rilee, Bowie).
Tess Holliday is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Tess Holliday?

Tess has been involved in multiple relationships until now. She was married to an anonymous guy with whom she has a baby named, Rilee.

Rilee was born when she was just 20 years old. She has no more contact with Rilee’s father.

She is a married woman. She is married to an Australian businessman and photographer, Nick Holliday. The couple met online in 2012.

Later, on July 5, 2014, they got engaged and in October 2015 they tied the knot. In June 2016, she gave birth to Nick’s child, Bowie.

As of now, she is living a blissful conjugal life with her husband, Nick, and her two children.


  • Tess loves cats and she owns a black cat.
  • She openly flaunts her body despite hate criticisms.

Who is Tess Holliday?

Tess Holliday is a plus-size model.

As of now, she is one of the famous plus-size models based in Los Angeles. She appeared in various fashion campaigns and events. Additionally, she is popular for getting featured in Vogue Italia, H&M’s advertising, and others.

Presently, Tess is prominent among the media for standing against the criticism faced by plus-size girls. She often describes herself as a ‘body positive activist’.

How old is Tess Holliday?

Tess was born in the city of Laurel in the state of Mississippi on July 5, 1985. She is 37 years old. Her nationality is American and his ethnicity is North American.

Her birth name is Ryann Maegen Hoven. She grew up in her hometown. She had a pretty rough childhood. Due to her body size, everyone in the school would mock her.

Her mother was shot by her fiancé. Although her mother survived after getting shot by a bullet, she became disabled.

Additionally, Tess had to go through rough childhood as even her father did allegedly abuse her. Her family moved to different places forty times following her parents’ divorce.

In which school did Tess Holliday attend?

As per her education, she quit school at the age of 17. It was because she received a lot of criticism for her size and pale skin. Furthermore, she even received death threats.

Social Media

Tess is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has more than 2.1 million followers on Facebook, 2.2 million followers on Instagram, and 91.5k followers on Twitter.

Tess Holliday: Professional Life and Career

Tess’ modeling career is heavily influenced by the criticism and bullying she experienced in her childhood.

According to some sources, her mother is one of the reasons behind her modeling career. Despite her body size, her mother always inspired her to become a model in the future.

Tess Holliday
Caption: Tess Holliday outfit (Source: Forbes Alert)

She went through several auditions to get into a print advertisement at the age of 15.  Afterward, she moved to Seattle and worked as a make-up artist, hairstylist, and creative director at fashion events.

In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles and even worked as a receptionist. Thereafter, she turned into a professional model. Later, A&E was discovered online and she was featured in the documentary, “Heavy”.

Similarly, she went on working hard and boosting her confidence. Consequently, as of now, she has done modeling for various brands.

They are “Vogue Italia”, “Nylon Magazine”, “H&M”, “Marie Claire”, and so on. She has also appeared on several TV shows. They are “Ice and Coco”, “Entertainment Tonight”, and so on.

What is Tess Holliday’s net worth?

Tess earns a salary of around $1.5 Million per annum. Whilst, her net worth is estimated to be $3 Million as of 2023.

Tess Holliday: Rumors, Controversy

Back in 2014, she was part of a huge public controversy. People accused her of withholding money that was meant to provide for charity.

Additionally, about 140 of the products she was selling were not delivered to the customers.

What are the body measurements of Tess Holliday?

Tess has a height of 5 feet 3 inches. She has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.

Her body weighs 127kg. Furthermore, her body measurements are 52-49-59 inches.

Her bra size is 46F, the dress size is 22(US) and the shoe size is 8.5(US).

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