Lamarr McDow may continue to stay on the good side of his girlfriend Marie Holmes, but many have wondered why Holmes has opted to spend up to $21 million to keep bailing him out of jail.
Holmes deep pockets come from winning $188 million in a Powerball lottery in North Carolina back in 2014. With all that money, the question remains: Why does the 27-year-old single mother of four blow a lot of it on McDow’s bail out fund?
Chatting with London’s Daily Mail, McDow responded to the queries in his first ever interview as he referenced the one-year-old child he and Holmes have together.
“We are a couple, and I am the father of her youngest child,” McDow said while referencing the child, named Ebony, who was born after Holmes won the lottery. “This is what people do for each other. She has the money and she can do what she wants with it.”
Prior to Holmes striking it rich, McDow said he supported her and her four children. He goes on to share that despite moving into a modest $275,000 home, the family were forced to leave in light of racist neighbors.
“People are just jealous because of how much she won and people want to see me locked up in jail,” said McDow.
Once she hit the lottery, Holmes ultimately agreed to a lump sum payout of $127 million after winning a third of $564 million — the fifth largest jackpot in North Carolina. When it was all said and done, Holmes ended up with $88 million after taxes.
Despite striking it rich and the easy life that would entail, things have anything but for Holmes as she deals with friends abandoning her and constant requests for money from family members.
Still, Holmes has stood by McDow as she spent $15,000 on a Rolex watch for him.
According to the Daily Mail, the couple lives a modest lifestyle no and McDow running an auto repair business Holmes set him up with. Adding to this is the new pickup truck McDow currently drives.
Despite Holmes’ newfound riches, McDow admits that she has been “deluged” with letters from people begging her for money.
“When money comes, there are more problems,” Holmes told him, according to McDow.
(Photo Source: The Daily Mail via Brunswick Sheriff’s Office)