Kaimana Pa’aluhi is an American professional model and the former wife to MMA fighter Max Holloway, who competed in the UFC and was the Featherweight champion of the competition in 2017.

Quick Info 
Full NameKaimana Pa’aluhi
Date Of BirthNovember 14, 1994
Birth PlaceWaianae, Hawaii, United States
Parent(s)David Pa'aluhi (father)
OccupationModel / Actress
Height5 ft 5 inches (165 cm)
Weight112 lbs (51 kg)
Hair ColorBrunette
Eye ColorBrown
Zodiac SignScorpio
Martial StatusDivorced
Wife(s)/Partner(s)Max Holloway
Children1; Rush (son)

Early Life

Kaimana Pa’aluhi was born on November 14, 1994, in Waianae, Hawaii, United States. Her father, David Pa’aluhi is a tattoo artist and the identity of her mother remains a mystery to this date. There is not a lot of information available about Pa’aluhi’s personal life but we know that she was raised alongside her two sisters, Farren Real, and Raquel. Raquel is a Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and also a mixed martial artist. There is no information about her schooling and education made available to the public. So far, we know that the Pa’aluhis are Americans of Portuguese/Samoan descent.

Model Kaimana Pa'aluhi
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Kaimana Pa’aluhi is a model by profession and has even landed some acting gigs. She started working towards this career path ever since she was a teenager, and had successfully performed a few modeling roles when she was only 16 years old. Even before that, when she was just 12, she got the role of playing a young Princess Kaiulani in a movie. Her director had described her to be “a passionate actress at such a young age”. She would then go on to work in some more movies as a child actor. She worked with the Wilhelmina Hawaii Modelling Agency and strived further to advance her career.


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Her family has always been supportive of her career choice since she made her mind up at a very young age, and it reflects on her life as a model today. We do not know if she is still active today, because she maintains a low profile life, away from the media and public appearances.


Relationship with Max Holloway

There is little information to suggest when did Kaimana Pa’aluhi actually start dating UFC Star Max Holloway, but we have uncovered that Holloway finished his high school education from Waianae, Hawaii, the hometown of Pa’aluhi. So, it is very much likely that the two were high school sweethearts. They dated for a long time, if that is the case, before finally tying the knot in 2012. The couple had a splendid wedding attended by close friends and family. The news of their wedding was circulated around the sports world and was considered one of the happiest couples the MMA fans had seen in a long time.

Kaimana Pa'aluhi Family
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During their time as a couple, Max Holloway described Kaimana Pa’aluhi to be a supportive wife who stood beside him during his tough days as a fighter.


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Who is Max Holloway?

Max Holloway was born on December 4, 1991) in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a professional mixed martial artist who competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).  He established his professional career in 2010 and has gone on to become the featherweight champion in 2017 when he defeated Jose Aldo. He would then defend his title for three years, successfully. And as of March 29, 2021, he is No. 1 in the UFC Featherweight division. He is a successful fighter who is renowned for his skills and agility. He earned more than 3 million dollars in 2020 from his fights and endorsement deals and lives a very luxurious life.



Despite appearing to be happy and healthy marriage, Kaimana Pa’aluhi and Max Holloway started facing relationship issues soon after their marriage. By 2014, the couple were not seen together in public anymore and stopped making comments about each other when asked. By the end of the year, they had separated. Although not living together, they went on to remain “legally married” for the next few years, probably in hopes to get things back together, but that dream ended when in 2017, the couple officially filed for a divorce under mutual consent and legally separated.

Kaimana Pa'aluhi
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No information is available as to what happened between the two, who were such great partners for each other for a long time, that caused their marriage to shipwreck in just two years. Max Holloway has not made any statements that clear the air on the matter and ever since the divorce, Kaimana Pa’aluhi has almost disappeared from the public eye.


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It was unfortunate that the marriage between them didn’t work out like they and their friends and family had hoped it would. But Kaimana and Max Holloway, together have a son, Rush Holloway. The couple seemed to be working together, despite being separated, in early years to raise the kid. Having known Kaimana for such a long time, Max Holloway was close with Kaimana’s family as well, and they seemed to have a good time together. Initially, they even went on family trips together, even after separation. Holloway is spotted in some of Kaimana’s family events and birthday photographs as well. In 2019, the couple was seen taking a trip to Universal Studios with their son and family.

Kaimana used to post pictures with her son on her Facebook account and Max does the same on his Instagram. He has bonded very well with his son, and a young Rush Holloway is often spotted in the audience during his father’s fights. There was even a viral video circulated around the internet when poor Rush Holloway couldn’t hold back his tears when his father lost a UFC fight. Despite their differences, the couple has worked splendidly to provide a healthy upbringing to their child.


Social Media

Although she used social media while she was married to Max Holloway, ever since the divorce, Kaimana Pa’aluhi has stopped making public appearances or social media imagery. She still uses a “personal” Facebook account where she is friends with her family and close friends. We can see her posts related to raising awareness about the LGBT community, and charity works. She is rather inactive in her account with her last post coming in February of 2021.


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