Elizabeth Holmes, the founding father of the blood testing start-up Theranos, arrived in court docket on Monday for her second day of testimony. She got here along with her mom, Noel Holmes, and one other one who has been a constant presence alongside her on the trial: Billy Evans, her companion.
Mr. Evans’s household based the Evans Lodge Group, a resort chain in Southern California. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how in 2015 and labored at a tech start-up till early 2019, in response to his public LinkedIn web page.
Not a lot is publicly recognized about Ms. Holmes’s relationship with Mr. Evans. The 2 have been first seen collectively on the Burning Man pageant in 2018, the yr that Theranos shut down. Mr. Evans and Ms. Holmes, 37, had a baby collectively in July; she usually totes a diaper bag in court docket.
Mr. Evans usually sits with the remainder of Ms. Holmes’s household of their reserved row within the courtroom in San Jose, Calif., sometimes leaning over to seek advice from Noel Holmes throughout testimony. He and the opposite members of Ms. Holmes’s entourage hold to themselves and don’t work together with the press or the general public. He has declined to touch upon the trial.