New Orleans Saints Running Back Alvin Kamara Is Dating Another Star Athlete’s Ex-Wife

Alvin Kamara has become a superstar in the league since being drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. That year, he was named the NFL Rookie of the Year and has been selected to the multiple Pro Bowl. In 2020, Kamara tied Ernie Nevers as the second player in NFL history to score six rushing touchdowns in a single game.

His accomplishments and popularity, have led fans to want to know more about his life off the field including if he has a girlfriend. It was recently confirmed that Kamara is currently dating another star athlete’s ex-wife. Read on to find out who.

Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after a win against the Chicago Bears
Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after a win against the Chicago Bears | Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Kamara broke up with an exotic dancer and is now dating this NBA star’s ex

For a time, Kamara was in a relationship with an exotic dancer known as “Just Ace.” But in July 2020, fans learned that the pair broke up when the athlete tweeted about having to let go of someone he loves. This came after Just Ace criticized Kamara during an Instagram rant.

Fast-forward a year later and Kamara was spotted with Dwight Howard’s ex-wife Te’a Cooper. She and the NBA big man got engaged in 2019. It’s believed they tied the knot in a secret ceremony sometime after that as Howard referred to her as “his wife” on The Rematch with Etan Thomas podcast. But in March 2021, Cooper confirmed that she and Howard were no longer together. When asked about her ex during an Instagram Livestream she stated: “I’m not with him no more! Leave it alone. Don’t ask me again. I don’t want to see any of my comments saying it no more. Don’t add me to nothing that has got to do with him. It’s over with… Let it go.” 

A few months later, it was reported that Cooper moved on with the NFL Pro Bowler.

Cooper’s an athlete as well

Like Howard and Kamara, Cooper is an athlete too.

She was born in New Jersey to parents Kindall and Omar, but she grew up in Powder Springs, Georgia, and has three siblings: Mia, Sharife, and Omar Jr. Cooper started her collegiate basketball career at the University of Tennessee in 2015. She later transferred to the University of South Carolina before enrolling in Baylor.

(L) Guard Te'a Cooper during the Indiana Fever versus the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA game, (R) Alvin Kamara attends Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards
(L): Guard Te’a Cooper during the Indiana Fever versus the Los Angeles Sparks | Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images, (R): Alvin Kamara at Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards | Rich Polk/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated

Of her choice to switch schools Cooper explained: “I just felt like I was playing out of position and I really wanted to end my last year playing as a point guard. My family agreed to it and I took the steps to do so and coach (Kim Mulkey) was cool with it. So we made that decision.” 

On April 17, 2020, the Phoenix Mercury selected Cooper as the 18th pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft. However, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic caused the team to cut a number of players including Cooper. The Los Angeles Sparks then picked her up and Kamara was seen at her games cheering his girlfriend on.

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