Q’s & A’s

Frequently asked questions about

Alex O’Loughlin.

 Here are our quick answers to some of them:

1) Question:

What address can be used to send fan mail to Alex O’Loughlin?

[The best possible way to reach a celebrity is through their agents. We, therefore, share the latest information about Alex’s agents.]

Alex O’Loughlin
United Talent Agency
UTA Plaza
9336 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills
CA 90210
OR (In Australia)
Alex O’Loughlin
Linsten Management
PO BOX 7766
Bondi Beach
New South Wales

Please note:

  • Submissions must include a self-addressed, return envelope with the correct domestic or international postage. 
  • Please submit the fan item for signature, one envelope per requested actor.
  • Please note that perishable goods are not permissible. 

2) Question:

Does Alex O’Loughlin have tattoos in real life and how many are there?

Answer: Yes, Alex does have tattoos. The number depends on how you count them. If you take the two dots on his ring finger as one tattoo, then there are 6 (six) tattoos in total that are visible at the moment.

  • One tattoo on each bicep (2),
  • One (1) tattoo above his right nipple,
  • One (1) tattoo on his lower back that wraps around to the front and also runs down the sides of his outer upper thighs.
  • One (1) tattoo on the inside of his left hand middle finger.
  • A tattoo (1) of Two dots on his left hand ring finger.
  • Alex used to have visible tattoos on both his forearms and also a red tattoo above his left nipple, but they are faded or removed now and only glimpses of them can sometimes still be seen.

Our story about Alex O’Loughlin’s tattoos can be found here:

Alex O’Loughlin’s Tattoos (Part 1) – What is real and what is not?

3) Question:

What do Alex O’Loughlin’s tattoos mean?

Answer: Alex has never shared that information and when once asked in October 2009, he said that everybody needs secrets.

4) Question:

Are some of Alex’s tattoos covered in Hawaii Five-0 as Steve McGarrett?

Answer: Yes, most of Alex’s tattoos are covered while he is Steve McGarrett. The only ones that are left visible when shooting the show, are his bicep tattoos. Whenever he is seen shirtless as Steve, they cover both the tattoos above his nipples and also his lower back tattoo with make-up.

Our story about the different tattoos for different roles can be found here:

Alex O’Loughlin’s Tattoos (Part 2) – The Cover-Ups And Hidden Treasures

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5) Question:

Is Alex O’Loughlin married?

Answer: Yes. Alex married his partner, Malia Jones,  on 17 April 2014, in Honolulu Hawaii. They have been together since the second half of 2011 and their son Lion was born on 25 October 2012. They each have one other son from previous relationships (3 boys in total).

6) Question:

Does Alex O’Loughlin have any children?

Answers: Yes, two boys of his own, plus a stepson:

  • His first-born, Saxon was born on 1 July 1997 and he turned 25 this year and
  • His second son Lion Kahano, was born on 25 October 2012 and he turned 10 this year.
  • And his stepson, Spike is 13 years old – He is Malia’s eldest son with her second husband, Luke Stedman.

7) Question:

Did Alex O’Loughlin break his arm?

Answer: There is no evidence that he ever broke his arm during the years, since he has been in the public eye.

Some confusion came from the 2 episodes in Season 1 of Hawaii Five-0, when he was wearing a temporary cast as Steve McGarrett on his left arm while shooting, as part of the story of him falling off a cliff and breaking his arm.

8) Question:

Does Alex O’Loughlin have a Twitter account?

Answer: NO! No, Alex does not have a public Twitter account or a public Instagram page or any other public social media – only a verified Facebook account, which is updated by his publicist. Any other accounts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram that claim to be him, are imposters.

9) Question:

Where does Alex O’Loughlin live?

Answer: Alex bought himself a house in Diamond Head, in Honolulu on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, in 2011.

On many occasions since then, he also mentioned still having a place in LA, where he stays when he visits the mainland. It is actually a house that he shares with some other Australians.

10) Question:

Did Alex have a nose job (Rhinoplasty)?

Answer: No. Here is our research story about it Alex O’Loughlin – The perfect profile

11) Question:

Is Alex O’Loughlin a USA citizen?

Answer: Not up until now. But he is married to a US citizen and one of his children was also born in the US.

12) Question:

Was Alex O’Loughlin ever in the Navy?

Answer: No.

13) Question:

What is Alex’s Hawaiian name?

Answer: Kekau. (Alex shared his Hawaiian name during a live tweet in Oct 2013)

14) Question:

What is the colour of Alex O’Loughlin’s eyes?

Answer: Hazelly blue (according to Alex himself)

They are kind of like…., they are ‘hazelly blue’, BUT they change colour!…… Depending on how much sleep I’ve had and when the sun is out. I know a lot of people say that, but mine actually do…. they change colour.

– Alex O’Loughlin, TV Guide – Up Close interview, 2007

15) Question:

Does Alex O’Loughlin wear a toupee?

Answer: NO.

Alex did however wear a wig for 2 episodes of Hawaii Five-0 during Season 3. For certain scenes in Episode 3:20, his hair was shaved into a buzz-cut and for other scenes in the episode and for the duration of Episode 3:21 he did wear a wig. Luckily from the next episode onwards, they incorporated his buzz cut into the show.

16) Question:

Is Alex’s hair thinning?

Answer: Together with the question about the toupee, people always want to suggest that Alex’s hair is thinning. Most of us start to lose some hair as we grow older, but in fact Alex’s hair has always been thin. Here are the links to the stories we did  on the subject of his hair and possible receding hairline: Alex O’Loughlin – It is a piece about hair, or is it a hairpiece? And Alex O’Loughlin – It is a piece about hair, but is definitely NOT a hairpiece?

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17) Question:

Does Alex O’Loughlin have piercings or wear earrings?

Answer: Yes, Alex has several piercing marks, but he has rarely been seen with anything in them. Here is our story about it: Alex O’Loughlin: Yes, he’s got piercings

18) Question:

Why is Alex not wearing his wedding ring anymore?

Answer: We noticed that Alex stopped wearing his wedding ring in the latter part of 2017 already. This caused plenty of rumours and speculation over the past years that we felt to address here.

There could be several reasons for it, and we can only speculate that it was no longer practical for him to wear it, and have to take it off regularly to accommodate his lifestyle. And also when you need to take it off so often, chances are that it might get lost.

Here are some of the speculated reasons and we are sure there are some more:

  • He gets a tan line from it that looks weird because his character Steve is not married.
  • Highly dangerous to do JiuJitsu while wearing a ring.
  • Doing a lot of watersports in his spare time and it is not practical to wear a ring while doing it, because it can slip off a finger easily in water.
  • Alex sometimes loses weight during filming season and of course shifts in weight can cause a ring to be loose at times, making it easier to lose it. Not practical to keep adjusting its size.

The questions typically accommodate rumours about his marriage. However, since he stopped wearing the ring in 2017, he appeared with Malia on many occasions as a happy couple also while showing off his tattoo of two dots that he now has on his ring finger in place of the ring. He also chose to wear the ring again when they went on a family vacation in Europe in 2018.

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Alex O’Loughlin and his family:

Alex: Born – 24 August 1976 in Australia (46years old)
Malia: Born – 27 March 1977 in California, USA (45 years old)
Saxon: (Alex’s eldest son) Born – 1 July 1997 in Australia (25 years old)
(Alex never married Saxon’s mother, and the boy grew up with her in Australia until he moved to Hawaii in December 2011 to live with Alex. He lived there and attended school in Hawaii while staying with Alex until June 2014, but then he moved back to Australia.)
Spike: (Stepson) Born – 10 March 2009 (14 years old)
(Spike is Malia’s first-born, with her second husband the Australian surfer, Luke Stedman)
Lion:(Alex and Malia’s only child together) Born – 25 October 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii (10years old) His Hawaiian middle name is Kahano

  • Alex and Malia have been a couple since the second half of 2011 and they first announced their relationship in November 2011 at the GQ Man of the Year Awards in Australia.

  • The couple got married on 17 April 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is Alex’s first marriage and Malia’s third marriage

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Common mistakes found in biographies, articles, and comments about Alex:

  • Mistake 1)

That Alex was born in Sydney – There are so many different unreliable sources on the subject. In a radio interview in 2008, Alex was asked if he was born in Canberra and he confirmed it.  He definitely also grew up in the Canberra area for the biggest part of his youth.

  • Mistake 2)

That Alex grew up in Sydney – It is referred to in many interviews that he mainly grew up in Canberra with his mother and that he only regularly started visiting his dad in Sydney around the age of 10, where his dad moved to some time after the divorce from Alex’s mother. 

  • Mistake 3)

That he was 22 years old when he enrolled in NIDA Alex was in fact 23 years by the time he started his studies at NIDA, in January 2000 (and he graduated in December 2002). A common mistake that is made is that he was already there in 1999 and graduated in June 2002. Please remember that Australian school years run together with calendar years and therefore start in January and end in December (Summer and winter also work differently in the Southern hemisphere 🙂 )

  • Mistake 4)

That Alex and Holly Valance dated for 4 years. – Calculated from many different sources, it works out that they dated for a maximum of 2 years and 8 months (June 2006 – February 2009).

  • Mistake 5)

That Saxon is Holly Valance’s child with Alex.  Definitely NOT – because Saxon was in born in 1997, long before Alex and Holly ever met in 2006. Holly was only 14 in 1997 (a bit young to become a mother). It is therefore not even possible at all that he is Holly’s son. In fact, Holly only gave birth to her 1st child, a daughter with her husband Nick Candy, in November 2013

  • Mistake 6)

That Alex wrote the screenplay for the movie FEED – The idea for the movie came from Alex and Patrick Thompson. The two of them together with the director Brett Leonard laid out the basic concepts and storylines for the film, but it was in fact written by Kieran Galvin.

  • Mistake 7)

That Alex’s sister’s name is Jennifer – Although we are not 100% sure about the correct spelling of her name, on several occasions in interviews, Alex gave her name as Jacki.

  • Mistake 8)

Most online sites say that Alex & Malia got married on 18 April 2014. That is incorrect because the correct date is 17 April 2014. You can read our story about it here.

  • Mistakes 9)

That Alex’s middle name is James. It is NOT. And whenever Alex shares his correct middle name himself, we will also share it here.

  • Mistake 10)

That Alex was ever in a romantic relationship with Jodhi Meares. That is a false story started by and shared on many gossip sites. And neither Alex nor Johdi even mentions the other in interviews. The only pictures ever of Alex and Jodhi together, that are regularly shared, were actually taken on the same day and event (GQ Australia Man of the Year Awards in November 2011) where Alex first publicly announced his relationship with Malia Jones (Malia was there with him and their first official pictures were also shared from that same event). Please click on the link with our story about it.

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We update this page when new information comes to light. We therefore advise that you look in on it every once in a while to see the updates.

And please feel free to contact us with any queries of what is posted here. As always we welcome all input from fellow fans

We share information that were shared publicaly by Alex himself and can be found in interviews done with him.


23 responses to “Q’s & A’s

  1. Carol A Roscoe

    Some of those questions were crazy.


  2. Lindsay wood

    I spend most of my time keep watching HFO i think Alex is just fab looking and love his ways he makes me smile. I watch repeat after repeats and record all episode . Hope he is well and fit. I did cruise into Honolulu and visited the place were they record the series. And had a fab hot dog from van on corner of the building. Love to have his autograph


  3. Sabine Giessler

    Alex plays guitar … are there any videos or information about his music


  4. Hi My name is Navina singh I’m a big fan of you and a uge fan of you. Hawaii five o is my favorite serise .And I’m a uge fan of you. I like to get a otogruf from you.


    • Hi Navina
      Welcome to our fan site.
      If you read everything on here properly, you will see that we are not Alex – we are just fans and we have no direct contact or personal friendship with Alex.


  5. Hi my name is Navina singh I’m a big fan of you and a uge fan of you. Hawaii five o is my favorite serise I’m a uge fan of you.


  6. I have noticed that Alex hasn’t been wearing his wedding ring lately. Anyone know why?


    • We kind answered this question on many occasions on the blog already.
      Alex has not been wearing his wedding ring for nearly 3 years already – so it is not really just lately.
      He did, however, wear it in 2018 on a trip to Europe with the family, even after we noticed him not wearing it anymore in Hawaii for a while since 2017.
      There can be a number of reasons for it, and we can only guess that it was no longer practical for him to do so and having to take it off regularly to accommodate his lifestyle. And when you need to take it off so often, chances are that it might get lost.
      1) He gets a tan line from it that looks weird because Steve is not married.
      2) Highly dangerous to do JiuJitsu while wearing a ring.
      3) Doing a lot of watersports in his spare time not practical while wearing a ring, because it can slip off a finger easily in water.
      And I guess the list can go on and on and on….
      Nothing weird about it. He replaced it with a tattoo of two dots.

      Here is Alex and Malia together at SOTB in 2018 – without the ring, but showing the two dots on his ring finger:
      And they have been seen happily together many times since he stopped wearing his ring – if you were wondering about that. 🙂


      • Thank you for clearing that up! I am new to the blog so I did not know you had already addressed this.


        • It is all good. Every once in a while the question pops up. Mainly because people want to start rumours about Alex and his marriage. Maybe We should add the question and the answer to it in, here on this Q & A page.
          Welcome to the blog. 🙂


      • Specifically I don’t need to know about Alex’s tattoos nor about how he wears his wedding ring. That is his business. I can’t recall Alex ever talking about either topic. I do recall reading a comment from Alex when asked what the tattoos mean… he said, “Everybody is entitled to have secrets”. To me that means he wants to keep that information private. In fact, I get the impression he wants to live as private life as he can. I totally respect this. Now I will dial it back and say not every question was intrusive but just weird like the questions about whether or not, Alex has ever broken his arm, does he wear a toupee, is hair thinning, is he a U.S. citizen? Obviously I’m not the typical fan who subscribes to this website. I am more focused on Alex’s career than about his personal life. Yes, he is a very good looking man, I will admit that but that’s it. To me he is just a regular guy who is in a profession which makes him famous. And I think every once in a while, that is forgotten.


        • Hi Amy.
          Unfortunately (or fortunately) we all have different tastes and different things that we find interesting.
          Many ask questions and some others share incorrect rumours and information on the internet and on social media.
          With our studies, we try to provide answers, and with them, we aim to serve the needs of different types of fans and provide truthful answers.
          We have been doing it since the very beginning and we enjoy studying all things about Alex (hence our blog name).

          Liked by 1 person

          • Why do folks don’t get that answering questions is an instrument to stop incorrect rumours (like his sister’s name, the fake tattoos; oh, he is not wearing his ring aka marriage problems etc)? Probably the same one’s thinking imdB is a reliable source of information.


          • amytemple9815

            Yeah that does make sense. ☺️


  7. Whitney

    I’m planning a trip to Hawaii, just wondering if anyone had any ideas of places Alex likes to eat?? I’ve heard the food is kinda blah there, (I’ve never been, so it’s all hear say for me) but I was just wanting some insight before I go! LOVE Hawaii Five-0 and plan on doing some sight seeing around places where they have filmed, so it only seems right to try some of Alex’s favorite eating spots if I can! Any info would be greatly appreciated! Mahalo 🙂


  8. Michelle Hallenbeck

    Does Alex make time for his fans? I live in donnelly Idaho but am planning a trip to Hawaii and would love to meet him.


    • Hi Michelle.
      Yes, Alex makes time for his fans. But it all depends on the circumstances.
      Unfortunately, if you do not run into him by pure luck, I doubt if you will meet him.


  9. I’ve got to say this article was quite intrusive. I can understand why Alex is so private especially about his personal life and honestly after reading this story, I can’t blame him. In fact, I highly commend him for it. He is just like you and me. A regular guy whose profession makes him well-known so he is entitled to having a private life. Keep that in mind before you write another article like this one.


    • Hi Amy
      Please explain where exactly you feel we intruded on his privacy?


    • Cassiopea 1000

      I don’t find any intrusion into Alex’s private life in this post. All the information here has been stated by Alex himself or is public.

      One the things which makes me follow this site and no other is precisely because of the deep respect the information about Alex is dealt with, the absence of gossip, and the way rumors are cut off on the spot. I’m absolutely sure that FOYeur and Paula would never share any fake, or intrusive information with us.

      Liked by 2 people

    • This article was not intrusive, I don’t understand why you would say that.
      Everything said you find in interviews or is public (like the two dots instead of his wedding ring).
      And I commend Paula and FOYeur for clearing up confusion, answering weird questions to stop rumours. Both ladies, like some other mostly long time fans, would never share private stuff (they/we learned about) if Alex did not mention it in public. Believe me.

      Liked by 3 people

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