Alex met her girlfriend, Essence Townsend, at the University of Maryland. Also an NBA player, Essence was the one who introduced herself to Alex, speaking slowly yet loudly so he could understand her even though he barely knew any English. Essence graduated in May 2013 with a degree in family science and is currently working on her degree in sociology.
The couple has been dating for at least three years now and by the looks of it their relationship is going pretty strong and serious.
Photo Credit: Essence Townsend