Melody Holt is an entrepreneur and television personality best known for starring with her ex-husband Martell in Love & Marriage: Huntsville. Furthermore, she is a co-founder and CEO of the real estate firm, Holt & Holt Entrepreneurship. As of 2023, Melody Holt has a net worth of $2.2 million.
Hailing from Brundidge, Alabama, Melody was born on November 11, 1985. Her mother, Vanessa Rodgers Tracy was a writer, and growing up she was Melody’s role model.
After finishing high school, the young lady attended Alabama A&M University. Inspired by her mother’s work, she planned to get a degree in English Language Arts.
After college, she wanted to become a teacher and got her first job at a local middle school. She spent some time there before diving into the world of entrepreneurship.
Real Estate Career
Melody met and fell in love with Martell Holt while working as an English teacher at a middle school. Martell also worked at the same school as a teacher. When they began dating, they decided to quit teaching not long afterward.
They started a lawn care business and initially had no idea what they were doing, but they learned as they progressed. The two called their small business Holt & Holt Entrepreneurship LLC.
Holt & Holt evolved and grew into one of the top-rated rehabilitation, home expansion, and restoration companies in their area. The couple expanded their little operation into a multi-million dollar enterprise in just seven years.
The Holts have made a name for themselves in the real estate industry and were able to use this to get onto reality TV. Martell and Melody were cast in Love & Marriage: Huntsville on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
They are joined by five other African-American real estate entrepreneurs on the program. The show aims to present the reality of married couples that strive together toward success.
Love & Marriage: Huntsville has become a massive hit, catapulting both Melody and Martell Holt into the limelight as reality television stars. The show is currently in its sixth season and is still attracting over 300,000 viewers per episode.
Net Worth and Earnings
It is reported that Melody earns $56,000 per season of Love & Marriage. This is most likely her main income source and real estate provides another steady stream of earnings. However, she hasn’t disclosed her income from Holt & Holt Entrepreneurship publicly.
Moreover, she is a motivational speaker who is paid $196 per hour. She also sells a $3,000 course and a $699 mini-course on her website. Lastly, she gets paid $6,000 for sponsored posts on Instagram. This is why Holt’s wealth stands at $2.2 million.
Melody married Martell in July 2008, the two became business partners and had four children. One son, Martell Jr., and three daughters named Mariah, Malani, and Maliah.
Sadly, the couple split up after Melody discovered that Martell was seeing another woman. They reconciled for some time, but she eventually filed for divorce. The divorce was bitter but they agreed to joint custody and an equal division of assets. Currently, Melody Holt is believed to be dating a guy named Devyn Keith.