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What Happened to Ashlee Holmes from RHONJ? She Has a "New Look" and Is a Busy Single Mom

Find out what Jacqueline Laurita’s daughter has been up to in her career and parenting life. 

By Jamontae Hickman

Over the years on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we’ve met many friends and family members of the Garden State cast thanks to their larger-than-life personalities. One person who stole the spotlight onscreen was Jacqueline Laurita's daughter, Ashlee Holmes.

What happened to Ashlee Holmes from RHONJ?

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Although Ashlee no longer shares her life in front of the camera on RHONJ, she does like to provide timely updates on her day-to-day world, which includes being a professional makeup artist and a loving mom.

What’s more, we recently got a glance at her life today, including what she’s been up to lately.

Ashlee Holmes has a “new look”

Back in January, Ashlee took to her Instagram feed, informing her followers that she had undergone a “new look” to usher in the new year. In the photo, she could be seen striking a pose in front of a flower wall while showing off her vibrant, luscious brunette locks.

According to the January 24 post, Ashlee added “[three] rows” of hair extensions to her head, which gave her hair some volume and blonde highlights. She noted in the caption, “I’m obsessed.”

Ashlee Holmes wearing a black scarf while sitting in her car

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What does Ashlee Holmes do for a living?

Ashlee may rely on others to touch up her roots, but when it comes to glam, she's a skilled mastermind. The 33-year-old has over “11+ years” of experience in the beauty industry and specializes in a range of makeup techniques like bridal and prosthetic makeup.

She even has an Instagram account dedicated to all the stunning and dramatic face art she got to do over the years.

Ashlee Holmes gives a look at her kid, Cameron

When Ashlee isn’t tending to her business, the brunette beauty is caring for her son, Cameron Hendrix Malleo. Taking to Instagram on April 16, the mom of one showed off her mini-me during one of his jiu-jitsu training sessions, and it seems like Cameron will soon be a force to be reckoned with as he earned his white belt.

“So proud of my baby earning another stripe!” Ashlee captioned the post.

A few weeks before Cameron’s accomplishment, his mom shared another photo of the 7-year-old on her social feed, where she gave her followers a glance at his style. “My cool dude reppin[g] [Alo] now,” she wrote on a picture of him wearing a black Star Wars shirt, black sweatpants, Adidas sneakers, and a white Alo hat.

Are Ashlee Holmes and Pete Malleo still married?

As it turns out, Ashlee and Pete Malleo are no longer together. In July 2020, Ashlee revealed on Instagram that she and Pete had decided to separate just after two years of marriage. The exes finalized their divorce in May 2022.

One month after her divorce, Ashlee reflected on the situation in a post on Instagram, writing, “This is going to be my first Mother’s Day as a single mom. My divorce was finalized last month while I was away visiting my family.”

She continued: “At this time, I don’t care to say much more about it. All I can say for now is that I wholeheartedly tried everything. I don’t necessarily believe that everything happens for a reason, but I believe that everything that happens to us gives us the chance to become a stronger [and] better version of ourselves if we let life guide us that way.”

Although marriage didn’t work out for the two, Ashlee and Pete continue to co-parent their son happily.

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