Melody Holt is a prominent American author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and CEO of Holt & Holt Entrepreneurship. She is best known for her appearance on the reality show Love & Marriage: Huntsville on Oprah Winfrey Network.
Melody Holt was born on November 11, 1985, in Brundidge, Alabama, USA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2007. After graduation, Melody worked as a middle school English teacher.
In 2010, Melody and her husband started Holt & Holt Entrepreneurship, LLC, a preservation company that specializes in complete home remodels and restoration. She revealed in a 2019 interview that their journey started as two educators who began a lawn care business for extra income. In 2013, the company made over $1 million, and she has since developed partnerships with local businesses and worked on its day-to-day operations. Today, the company is a multi-million dollar business.
Love & Marriage: Huntsville
Melody Holt and her husband star in Love & Marriage: Huntsville, a reality show that documents the three couples’ romantic relationships working to help the Alabama community.
The other couples featured on the show are Maurice and Kimmi Scott and Marsau and LaTisha Scott. Carlos King, the producer of the show, said the focus was to showcase three successful African-American couples who live in a part of town that many people haven’t seen before.
Melody has been part of the show since its premiere in January 2018. During an interview by Medium, she expressed her enthusiasm for young people coming together and showing positivity while making efforts to improve their community.
Marriage and Divorce
Melody Holt married Martell Holt on July 20, 2008. The first season of Love & Marriage: Huntsville documents the couple’s marital problems that arise from Martell’s infidelity.
While Melody chose to remain in the marriage after Martell promised to end his affair, the latest episode of the show’s first season hints that their relationship is on rocky terrain. It is revealed that Melody moved out of their marital home and filed for divorce after Martell asked if their marriage was over.
Season two of the show started with Melody discovering that her husband was still in contact with his mistress. She eventually decided to officially separate after Martell’s viral Facebook rant, which occurred towards the end of the season.
In March 2021, their divorce was finalized. Melody confirmed to Dr. Heavenly Kimes of Married to Medicine that reconciliation with Martell was not in the cards in December 2021.
Entrepreneur Melody Holt has an estimated net worth of $3 million, earned from her work as the CEO of Holt & Holt Entrepreneurship and her appearances on Love & Marriage: Huntsville. Additionally, she has published a book with her ex-husband named “The 9-5 Entrepreneur: Twelve Questions to Consider Before Taking the Leap” and started a skincare line. As a public speaker, Melody has spoken at numerous events, including the Women’s Business Council, the Safeguard Vendor’s Regional Conference, Huntsville Urban Engine Shark Tank Event, Bronner Brothers Hair Expo, and Vivica A. Fox Legendary Brunch.
Her ex-husband, Martell Holt, has a net worth of $2.5 million.
Melody and Martell have four children together, named Malani Simone, Malian Selene, Mariah, and Martel Holt II. Melody often shares their happy moments as a family on social media.
Melody is known for her motivational speeches and empowering quotes. Here are some of her notable quotes:
- “We have strength in numbers. And we can shake Heaven with our prayers.”
- “Keep pushing no matter how tough life may seem. Always strive to be a woman of class, and most importantly, love GOD first.”
Melody Holt’s journey to success is inspiring, from starting a lawn care business to becoming the CEO of a multi-million dollar preservation company. Even in the midst of personal struggles and a highly publicized divorce, Melody remains a strong and positive role model for women. Her dedication to her work and community, as well as her motivational speeches, continue to inspire and uplift those around her.