Troy Polamalu met his wife Theodora Holmes at the University of South California. Polamalu has two sons Ephraim Polamalu and Paisios Polamalu. 

Troy and Theodora are also involved in charitable programs and social services. Polamalu family owns a trust called "Troy & Theodora Polamalu Foundation."

It runs fundraiser programs to help the underprivileged native community.

Troy played 12 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. Polamalu became the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2010. He previously earned first-team All-America honors twice.

Troy was one of the best strong safety prospects during the combine in 2003.

Inside Troy Polamalu Married Life

Troy Plamaalu and wife Theodora Holmes have been married for eighteen years.

Troy and Theodora have two sons named Ephraim Polamalu and Paisios Polamalu.

They started the Harry Panos Fund in memory of Theodora's grandfather. Theodora is the sister of football player Alex Holmes.

Troy and Theodora enjoying movie date together on March 25, 2021.
Troy and Theodora enjoying movie date together on March 25, 2021. ( Source : instagram )

Alex introduced Troy and Theodora while playing at the University of South California. The couple soon began dating after and had a wedding after a few years.

Theodora has always been there to support her husband and she also attends the event together.

Troy has posted pictures of Theodora on his Instagram account. They went on a movie date on March 25, 2021. They enjoy spending time with their friends. 

Troy and Theodora looked stunning at their friend's wedding party.
Troy and Theodora looked stunning at their friend's wedding party. ( Source : instagram )

The pair attended the 11th annual orphaned starfish foundation's New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 23, 2015, in New York City.

Troy got emotional while thanking Theodora for the Hall of Fame Speech in 2017.

He wiped away tears while discussing his Hall of Fame speech during his news conference using a Terrible Towel.

Polamalu shares his experience dealing with COVID-19 before the induction ceremony and finding the right words to say with Theodora.

Who Is Theodora Holmes?

Theodora was born on March 8, 1983, in San Diego, California to her mother Katina Holmes, and her father Michael Holmes.

Her father played football for the University of Michigan. Michael also worked as a financial advisor for the Saudi Arabian royal family.

Her mother was a classicist. She has two brothers Alex Holmes and Khaled Holmes.

Alex and Khaled are both professional football players. She shares a close bond with her brothers.

Troy Polamalu Children

Troy Polamalu has two kids Ephraim Polamalu and Paisios Polamalu.

Both Troy and Theodora are religious. His son's names are inspired by the renowned Saint Ephraim the Syrian and Saint Paisios the Great of Egypt. 

Paisios was born on October 31, 2008; he is 15 years old.

Ephraim was born on September 16, 2010, and as of 2023, Ephraim is 13 years old.

Troy with Theodora , Paisios and Ephraim at Cedar point on Auggust 11, 2021.
Troy with Theodora , Paisios and Ephraim at Cedar point on Auggust 11, 2021. ( Source : instagram )

The children currently reside with their father and mother in the Tony community of Rancho Santa in San Diego.

Ephraim and Paisios enjoy spending time with their mom and dad; they visited cedar point on August 11, 2021.

Paisios also followed in his father's footsteps to become a football player. He plays the club team Oceanside's Finest as an offensive guard.

The kids also attend their father's games and events. They walk the runway at the Steelers Style Fashion show on October 6, 2012. 

Troy Polamalu Parents

Troy Polamalu parents are Aoatoa Polamalu and Suila Polamalu. Troy is the youngest of his four siblings.

Aoatoa left the family after Troy was born and Troy spent his early years in Santa Ana, California. He has one brother Sakio and three sisters Sheila, Lupe, and Tria.

Troy and Suila attended We Are Samoa Diamond Gala at Fete The Venue on March 26,2022.(Photo by Leon Bennett)
Troy and Suila attended We Are Samoa Diamond Gala at Fete The Venue on March 26,2022.(Photo by Leon Bennett) ( Source : gettyimages )

His maternal family raised him. GQ reported that Polamalu used to steal a Bible from the shop.

He realized and didn't want to grow in that environment. His mom Suila relented in and sent him to Tenmile to see his uncle Salu Polamalu and his aunt Shelley.

Polamalu asked his mother to let him reside in Oregon after spending three weeks on vacation in Tenmile with his aunt and uncle when he was eight.

He described his uncle Salu as a strict disciplinarian who kept him on track. His mom has always been by his side during his career.

Suila attended the We are Samoa Diamond Gala at Fete The Venue on March 26, 2022, in Costa Mesa California with his son. 

More on Troy Polamalu Family

Troy Polamalu was raised by his mother in California. He is of American Samoan descent.

He spent his childhood playing baseball and basketball in his high school. He also received all-state and all-league honors.

Troy had a great time with his friend to be in the theaters to watch Sonice the Hedgehog 2 movie on April 3, 2022.
Troy had a great time with his friend to be in the theaters to watch Sonice the Hedgehog 2 movie on April 3, 2022. ( Source : instagram )

Troy followed in his uncle's footsteps to become a professional football player. His uncle Kennedy Polamalu is a football coach and a former football player.

He is a running back coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. His other uncle Aoatoa also played football at Penn State.

Aoatoa was a starting defensive tackle on the 1986 national championship team.

He has invested in Arenda Capital, a multi-family office that combines the money from four families and oversees their investments and spending.