Who Is Tess Holliday's Husband? New Details About The Cosmo Cover Star's Hubby Nick Holliday

With a Cosmopolitan cover story on the horizon, Tess Holliday has one especially doting supporter.

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Tess Holliday, plus-sized model and creator of the #effyourbeautystandards movement, will appear on the cover of the October 2018 issue of UK Cosmopolitan.

The cover photo has already been released, with Holliday blowing a kiss while donning a striking dark green bodysuit with her tattoos on display. The model and activist opened up about her struggles with her body image and self-esteem in a teaser for the upcoming Cosmopolitan interview.


“I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life now and it took me being the heaviest to finally love myself,” she said to Cosmopolitan.


She still experiences periods of difficulty with her self-image and overall mental health state. She also details her struggles during a particularly difficult period in early 2017. The negative feedback that she constantly receives through social media inspired her to start the #effyourbeautystandards movement and its accompanying Instagram account, @effyourbeautystandards.

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Holliday also opened up about her sexual assault for both the Cosmo story and in her 2017 book, The Not So Subtle Art Of Being A Fat Girl: Loving The Skin You’re In. She has been a vocal advocate of the #MeToo movement and aspires to find closure by sharing her story.

It has been over ten years since Holliday’s assault, and she says that opening up about it has brought her peace. At first, she didn’t even think of it as rape: she didn’t flat-out refuse, and the act wasn’t violent.


Instagram commenters criticized her for giving in, but Holliday quickly shut them down. She details that her rapist threatened her with gang rape and gun violence in order to coax her into having sex.

With the assault ten years behind her, things are looking up for Holliday. She is happily married to husband Nick Holliday who loves and supports her thoroughly. Here are five details about Nick and their relationship:

1. The couple met through Tumblr.

Nick Holliday, a fan of Tess’s (at the time, she was known by her maiden name, Tess Munster), reached out to her via the social media site in 2012 to compliment her on her inspiration of other women.


He didn’t expect to receive a reply from the model, but he stuck out to Tess because of his attractiveness and kind words. In fact, she claims that she knew she wanted to marry him long before they met in person.

The two kept in contact online for nine months before he flew from his Australian home to meet her in Los Angeles, California. Three years later, he moved there permanently to be with her.

2. He works for his wife as her manager.

While many couples would struggle juggling a professional and personal relationship, it works out well for Tess and Nick.


Before the two met, Nick Holliday worked as a publicist and was familiar with the entertainment industry. Now that the two are six years into their relationship (and three years into the marriage), he knows her well enough to truly keep her best interests in mind in finding her work.

And, with a Cosmo cover story on the way, he’s clearly doing the job successfully.

3. The two kept their marriage a secret for the first two years.

Although Tess and Nick Holliday were married in the summer of 2015, Tess didn’t reveal it to her fans until 2017.


They had a Vegas wedding at The Little Church Of The West, where model Cindy Crawford also got married, on Tess’s 30th birthday. The throwback pics that Holliday shared to commemorate the special day have a flashy vintage western vibe: truly an aesthetic fit for a model with an old Hollywood face, as her husband describes her.

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4. Nick and Tess Holliday have a 2-year-old son together.

Their son’s name is Bowie Juniper Holliday after the late David Bowie. Tess also has another son, Rylee, who she had at age 20.


Since Tess is no longer in contact with Rylee’s biological father, Nick has stepped in as Rylee’s father, also. Tess reports that Nick is a fantastic father, and is like a best friend to Rylee.

5. Nick Holliday is a lot like his wife.

Much like Tess, he advocates for the body positive movement and promotes body positivity for all types.


He struggles with his own self-image, and candidly discusses his struggles with anxiety and self-esteem. Being a parent on top of these issues can be difficult for him, but the couple supports each other throughout the rough patches. Of course, they also have shared interests beyond their struggles. The two both love fashion, feminism and vintage vibes (and, of course, they work professionally as a team).

They’re a match made in heaven!