Despite his Hollywood fame, ‘Lost’ and ‘Yellowstone’ star Josh Holloway also plays another role behind the scenes — a devoted husband and father. Here is everything you need to know about his children, Java and Hunter Holloway.
Holloway’s Relationship With Yessica
The love story between Josh Holloway and Yessica Kumala began in 1999 at a Los Angeles bar. Kumala, born in Indonesia in 1978 to Chinese parents, made the first move, asking for Holloway’s number. In the actor’s words, this is what happened:
“In the very beginning, we met at a bar, and I was going over to hit on her friend because they were hot. I didn’t see her; she was turned around. I got right to them, and I got slapped on the shoulder. She looked me up and down and said, ‘Give me your number before you leave,’ and left with her martini. I was like, ‘Well, who was that?'”
After dating for about five years, Holloway proposed to Kumala in Oahu, Hawaii, following the completion of the ‘Lost’ pilot shoot. The couple exchanged vows on October 1, 2004.
Java Kumala and Hunter Lee
The Holloways welcomed their first child, a daughter named Java Kumala, in April 2009. Java’s middle name is a nod to her mother’s heritage. As of now, she is 14 years old.
The family grew again in 2014 when they welcomed their second child, a son named Hunter Lee, who is of
Holloways prefer to keep their lives private, so there isn’t much information about the kids on the Internet. However, they are frequent stars on Holloway’s Instagram account, providing fans with glimpses into their lives through various posts and updates.
A Family Man and a ‘Good Dad’
Despite Hollywood fame, Holloway prioritizes family above all. He and his wife have a unique approach to parenting, with the entire family often sleeping in the same room:
“At home, we all sleep in the same room, so I wake up thinking about how beautiful my children are, lying there sleeping.”
The ‘Lost’ alum frequently expresses his love for his kids, and he is proud of calling himself a ‘good dad’:
“I’m a really good dad. Is that sexy? I’m completely in love with my children, and I participate in their lives on every level.”
Holloway also shares candid moments with his children, such as playing piano with them during the Christmas season or celebrating his daughter Java’s 11th birthday. He often shares his adoration for his children and the joy they bring to his life on the internet.
Despite having a career in an industry often associated with scandals, Holloway seems to be a father dedicated to his family. His relationship with Kumala is a long-standing one, and the actor emphasizes friendship as a vital component of their marriage:
“You need someone that you don’t always have to be romantic with. My wife and I have been together for 18 years, so sometimes we’re like, ‘Let’s just be friends right now.’ It takes the pressure off.”