Dame Kelly Holmes is a retired British middle distance athlete. She was born on April 19, 1970. She is 52 years old. She was born in Pembury a large village in Kent which is a county located in South East England.
Kelly is a double gold medal winning champion in the Olympic Athletic Game in Athens in 2004 for 1,500 meters and 800 meters events
Kelly Holmes Husband
Dame Kelly is not married and has never been married therefore, she has no kids. However, she made the headlines after revealing her sexual orientation as gay on her 52nd birthday.
She realized she was gay at the age of 18 when she was a soldier in the Women’s Royal Army Corps and kissed a female comrade.
Kelly kept that part of herself hidden out of fear of being prosecuted since the same-sex relationship was banned from the forces. Dame Kelly said the global pandemic has shown her that she had to be her real self and express who she is.
Kelly Holmes Parents
Dame Kelly Holmes’s parents, Pam-Norman her mother who is English, and Derrick Derrick Holmes, a Jamaican-born car mechanic.
Kelly Holmes was brought up by her stepfather, Michael Norris. Later, her mother divorced her stepfather and got married to her second husband, Gary Thompson.
Kelly Holmes Siblings
Kelly Holmes the golden British athlete, has four siblings; Stuart Norris, Kevin Norris, Penny Thompson, and Lisa Lewis.
Stuart and Kevin, are the sons of Michael Norris, Lisa Lewis is the daughter of her biological father who is two years younger than Kelly and Penny is the youngest, the daughter of her mother’s second husband, Gary Thompson.
Kelly Holmes Nationality And Ethnicity
Kelly is British but her father is Jamaican, therefore she is considered a mixed race, British Jamaican.