Elizabeth Holmes' loving text messages to her alleged abusive ex, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, have been exposed during her fraud trial.
“Really want to be home so bad. Feel like I an [sic] living another life,” Balwani reportedly texted his then-girlfriend in November 2013, while he was visiting his mother in the hospital.
“I know,” Holmes replied, reported Daily Beast. “So strange not coming home to you.” According to documents filed Tuesday in Holmes' wire fraud trial taking place in San Jose, California, Balwani later added: “We need to get business in control. Missing u.”
“Missing you more,” Holmes replied.
Other text messages between the former flames that have been unsealed show the blonde beauty referring to Balwani as “my tiger” and “my king.”
“You are breeze in desert for me,” Holmes gushed in messages written in May 2015. “My water. And ocean… Meant to be only together tiger.”
“Madly in love with you and your strength,” she continued.
The failed CEO is facing charges of two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and 10 counts of wire fraud. If found guilty, she could face up to 20 years in prison.
In 2003, at 19, Holmes dropped out of Stanford University to launch the now-defunct Theranos — a revolutionary startup with a vision to overhaul diagnostic health care. The company eventually made her the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire.
The former businesswoman met Balwani when she was 18. He was 37 at the time. The duo began dating and he later joined Theranos as Chief Operating Officer. He left the company in 2016 as suspicions started to arise over its promised technology.
Holmes was indicted in June 2018 alongside her ex. The indictment alleged the two had engaged in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud investors and a separate scheme to defraud doctors and patients by claiming that the company could provide cheap, fast and reliable blood tests and results.
The two alleged criminal masterminds stand accused of “raising more than $700 million from investors through an elaborate, years-long fraud” by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Days prior to jury selection, Holmes’ attorney claimed that Balwani emotionally and sexually abused her for decades. OK! reported he allegedly controlled what she ate, how she dressed and monitored her calls, texts and emails. She also claimed he would withhold affection and throw sharp, hard objects at her.