Martell Holt is a businessman and reality TV star from the United States. He is popularly known for featuring in “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Holt & Holt Entrepreneurship LLC and Holt Custom Homes are two businesses co-owned by Martell. With all of his endeavors, Martell Holt has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2023.
Martell was born in Huntsville, Alabama, on January 4, 1982, making him 40 years old. The Huntsville native earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Alabama A&M University in 2008 and had aspirations to become a teacher.
After graduating, he started working as a teacher at Sparkman Middle School and this is where he met Melody. He was employed as a teacher for a couple of years but left to focus on entrepreneurship.
As he started a landscaping company and it grew to gain more residential and commercial contracts, he wanted to dedicate more time to it. At this time, he was also starting to gain interest in real estate.
In 2010, he opted to change careers and resigned from his teaching job to focus on real estate. Teaching is a stable and respectable job but it’s not high-paying.
Before leaving his job, he was already preparing for a career in real estate and completed a few real estate courses. Three years later, he formed the company Holt & Holt Entrepreneurship LLC with his wife.
Martell Holt’s personal fortune has also increased thanks to book sales and other retail operations. He published a book titled “The 9 to 5 Entrepreneur: Twelve Questions to Consider Before Taking the Leap,” which is available on Amazon.
Reality Television Career
Aside from entrepreneurship and real estate, the Love & Marriage franchise stars Holt on OWN. It is a reality show that features other African-American real estate couples.
The married couples on the show have been friends for a long time and are socialites with outspoken opinions. Martell and his ex-partner Melody (now divorced) are beloved by many fans of the program.
Martell and Melody were heavily involved in the show’s development. Apparently, the format of the show was their initial idea. The show documented the Comeback Group and the challenges they faced growing the business.
Sadly, Martell Holt’s personal life is not as successful as his career. Martell had a five-year affair with Arionne Curry that ended his marriage. Throughout the last few years, the Holts have broken up multiple times. Melody and her children moved out of their shared home and into an apartment for six months before deciding to reconnect.
Following the birth of their daughter, the Holts appeared to be happy again but it was a temporary fix. In a YouTube video, they proudly revealed their baby girl to the world. However, this good news didn’t last, and they split up soon after. Currently, Martell is dating Sheree Whitfield who is 12 years older.