Theodora Holmes is a housewife from the United States. She is well-known for being the wife of Troy Polamalu, a prominent NFL player. He played with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League for a long time. They have two children together, Ephraim and Paisios.
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Theodora Holmes Background
Theodora was born in San Diego, California, US, to Katina Holmes and Mike Holmes. Her father, Mike, formerly played football at the University of Michigan. During this time on the field, he showcased an outstanding performance.
Theodora Holmes Marriage to a Pro Ball Player
Theodora Holmes rose to fame due to being the wife of Troy Polamalu, a renowned and engaging personality in the sports world. Troy was a famous NFL player, but he said he was more proud to be Theodora's husband. He played many seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Theodora pursued her education at the University of South California. It was while she was still at college that Theodora and her then-future husband met. Theodora's twin brother, Alex Holmes, introduced the two to each other, oblivious that he and Troy would soon become in-laws.
As the two confess, after their first encounter, they took no time before they started dating. In 2003, they moved to Pittsburgh, where they made their settlement and moved in together. In 2004, they got engaged, and in 2005 they tied the knot as a married couple.
Theodora Holmes is of Greek origin, and as a result, they preferred conducting their marriage to be aligned with the religious customs undertaken by the Greek Orthodox. Later on, after their marriage ceremony, Troy became a Greek Orthodox convert, an aspect that cemented the bond the couple share with each other. The births of their two children further strengthened the bond in their lives. Their two sons go by Ephraim and Paisios, with the first son being born on October 31, 2008, and the second being born on September 16, 2010.
The vast majority of Theodora Holmes' family members were football players. Her father was known for his college football days, but Theodora's brother formerly played for NFKL. As a result, she was subjected to the excitement of sports from a tender young age. To some extent, this explains why she got along with the NFL player and future husband quite smoothly.
Theodora Holmes Husband's Football Career
Troy's football career dates back to the time he was at the University of Southern California. Also, apart from being an essential member in the championship team of the Steelers' Super Bowl win, he earned the esteemed All-American honors while a college player.
He was known as a vicious hitter on the field that would be all over the place. His team was hard to beat when he played because of how hectic and chaotic his play was. When the opposing quarterback would snap the ball, they would always have to watch out and see Troy. If the offensive line did not block Troy, he would try his hardest to get to the quarterback. He became famous when he would jump in the air over other defenders to get to the quarterback and complete a sack.
His accumulated net worth ever since he undertook football professionally sums up to over $30 million. With his remaining endeavors and endorsements, he is set to earn even more in the coming days of his life.
Theodora Holmes Family Life
Interestingly, her kids don't have an interest in sports even though their father was a pro football player, "My kids don't watch sports. I hate to say that my husband's trying to get them to watch soccer more. They do play soccer, and he's pushing soccer on them. He is obsessed with soccer. Troy watches soccer the minute he gets done watching his films and everything, and the little time before dinner he's watching."
Theodora would always love the boys to all Steeler home games to see their father play, but to them, it was just their dad's job, and they didn't get any extra excitement from going to their games. They had become desensitized to the football environment and were not in awe like other children would have been if they were in the same position.
Even when she would tell the kids that their dad was out there on the field, they would rather be on the iPad and do their own thing instead of being excited for their father. They didn't have an interest yet and were too young to appreciate their father's talent.
Theodora Holmes Charity and Foundation Work
As a couple, Theodore and Troy have actively engaged themselves in charity events, including the Harry Panos Fund and FOCUS North America. During the periods when the football season was on, the couple lived in Pittsburgh. However, they often relocated to San Diego in the offseason, living comfortably in the warm California weather.
In an interview with CBS Pittsburgh, Theodora was asked about the foundation and luau charity events that she ran with her husband, Troy, "Troy and I would go to luaus when we visited his home in American Samoa, and we're now bringing in authentic hula dancers for the Polamalu's Polynesian Luau charity event. It's going to be held this Friday night at the Westin Convention Center. It's a celebration of charity, but it's also a celebration of Troy's culture, and it's a good night for everybody. Troy has his fire knives and practices in their garage, but he's sticking to football when it comes to how he helps the charity.
Theodora and her husband created a football camp in American Samoa. Also, they added a volleyball program for girls and an academic program to create some balance for the base, "We're trying to reform all the schools there and upgrade their education systems, giving them the opportunity and the tools for these children to be able to go away from American Samoa to educate themselves, and then go back and give to that island community.
Last Modified: Aug 17, 2021