Elizabeth Holmes is the image of a loving mother celebrating Mother’s Day with her two young children and her partner.
DailyMail.com spotted the convicted fraudster several times over the weekend playing on the beach with her son William, 2, and strolling around San Diego with their newborn daughter Invicta.
She was showered with gifts for the holidays as partner Billy Evans can be seen in these exclusive photos holding several Mother’s Day balloons, a bouquet of flowers and gift bags.
Holmes, 39, is enjoying as much of her freedom as possible after managing to temporarily avoid jail time when she was granted a last-minute reprieve just one day before her 11-year sentence began.
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Holmes carrying his newborn daughter Invicta on Mother’s Day in San Diego
Holmes was showered with presents for the holiday season as partner Billy Evans is seen in these exclusive photos holding several Mother’s Day balloons, a bouquet of flowers and gift bags
On Sunday, Holmes wore a camel sweater, jeans and a sun hat as she held her newborn, who was wrapped in a giraffe-print blanket
Billy Evans, partner and father of her children, walked in front of Holmes, holding her toddler along with her presents
Holmes walked along the beach with William and the family dog in front of their $9 million oceanfront home in San Diego
Evans later joined Holmes and William and the doting parents were seen smiling while their son played in the sand
Holmes is enjoying her temporary freedom after being granted a last-minute reprieve just a day before her 11-year sentence begins
Homes was spotted picking up seaweed and playing with a bucket and seashells with her toddler William
On Sunday, Holmes wore a camel sweater, jeans and a sun hat as she held her newborn, who was wrapped in a giraffe-print blanket.
Billy Evans, partner and father of their children, walked in front of them with their toddler and gifts.
A day earlier, DailyMail.com spotted Evans standing by Holmes during her trial, leaving a food story complete with oversized Mother’s Day balloons and two bouquets of flowers.
And on Friday, Holmes strolled along the beach with William and the family dog in front of their $9 million oceanfront home in San Diego.
Homes was seen picking up seaweed with the toddler and playing with a bucket and seashells.
Evans later joined them and the delighted parents smiled while their son played in the sand.
Holmes had until April 27 to leave her beach home and turn himself in to federal authorities to begin her sentence at a federal penitentiary in Bryan, Texas, 1,800 miles away.
The convicted fraudster, who had hoped her sentence would be extended after several attempts to have her conviction overturned, finally won a legal victory last month when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to extend the effective date of her sentence.
Holmes’ attorneys filed a motion challenging Circuit Judge Edward Davila’s April 11 decision to withhold her release while she appealed her guilty verdict, citing “numerous unexplained errors” in the verdict.
The eleventh-hour move means the Theranos founder remains free on bail while the court reviews her case.
In the meantime, Holmes has given him a series of interviews New York Times in an attempt to restore their image.
Pictured above is the $9 million San Diego beachfront mansion where Elizabeth Holmes and her partner Billy Evan stayed with their children prior to their prison sentence
On Saturday, DailyMail.com spotted Evans leaving a grocery store with oversized Mother’s Day balloons and two bouquets of flowers
Evans and Holmes met in 2017 and got engaged in 2019. “To say we fell in love instantly is no exaggeration,” Evans told the New York Times in a joint interview
Evans stood by Holmes throughout the trial. Prior to her sentencing, Evans pleaded with the court to give her a lighter sentence
The interviews are significant because it is the first time she has spoken to the media since 2016. This latest action is an attempt to put herself in a more understandable light while defending her actions and furthering her future as a health technology innovator.
In a lengthy profile post published last week, Holmes revealed how she spent part of the past year volunteering at a rape hotline, working 12-hour shifts.
Speaking about Theranos, Holmes admitted that she made numerous mistakes due to her lack of knowledge and understanding at the time.
“I made so many mistakes and there was so much that I didn’t know and didn’t understand and I feel like when you get something wrong it’s like you really internalize it deeply,” Holmes said when she Strolling through the San Diego Zoo with her baby and a reporter from the New York Times.
She expressed her deep sense of personal responsibility for the failures and the impact they had on her, but still seemed to think that her company, despite being exposed as a fraud, would have the healthcare industry forever can change.
“We would have seen through our vision,” she insisted, revealing that she is working on new inventions. The Times describes Holmes’ view as an “idealistic delusion”.
“I still dream of being able to contribute in this area,” said Holmes. “I still feel the same call I always have and I still think the need is there.”
Former CEO of Theranos and her partner Bill Evans (right) exit federal courthouse in San Jose March 17. She was convicted of four counts of wire fraud and conspiracy
Holmes founded Theranos in 2003 and scammed investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars for blood testing hardware that didn’t work as advertised
The judge recommended that Holmes serve her more than 11-year sentence in Bryan, Texas — 1,800 miles from her family in California
Stanford dropout Holmes founded Theranos in 2003 when she was a teenager and claimed she could revolutionize blood testing.
Holmes’ crash came after journalist John Carreyrou debunked claims made by her health tech startup Theranos Wall Street Journal.
At the time, Theranos was valued at $9 billion after touting a blood testing technology that required only tiny amounts of blood is able to identify dozens of health problems from a single drop.
But in 2015, it was alleged that Theranos’ system was producing false reports, revealing that the company used commercially available equipment from other companies for most of its tests, and Holmes was banned from operating a blood testing service for two years.
The WSJ report sparked regulatory investigations and a lawsuit from the SEC, ultimately leading to Holmes’ conviction in January 2022 on four counts of fraud and conspiracy.