Te’a Cooper (born April 16, 1997) is an American professional basketball player famous for being the girlfriend of American football player Alvin Kamara, the running back for the New Orleans Saints. Cooper most recently played for the Los Angeles Sparks in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) after playing college basketball for three different colleges. She is, however, currently a free agent.
Biography Summary of Te’a Cooper
- Full Name: Te’a Omari Cooper
- Date of Birth: New Jersey, United States
- Place of Birth: April 16, 1997
- Ethnicity: Mixed
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Education: McEachern High School, University of Tennessee, University of South Carolina, Baylor
- Profession: Basketball Player
- Position: Point guard
- Net Worth: $3 million
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches
- Weight: 73kg
- Marital Status: Single
- Te’a Cooper Boyfriend: Alvin Kamara
- Parents: Kindall Cooper and Omar Cooper
- Instagram: tea.cooper2
- Twitter: teacooper2
Te’a Cooper is an American From New Jersey
Te’a Cooper was born in Newark, New Jersey, on April 16, 1997. She is the daughter of Kindall and Omar Cooper. Te’a is not the most famous member of her family as her brother Sharife is a professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Auburn before he was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 2021.
Other members of the Cooper household include a sister named Mia (also called Imani) and Sharife’s twin brother Omar.
Cooper Played College Basketball For Three Different Schools
Te’a Cooper attended McEachern High School, Powder Springs, Georgia, where she played high school basketball with the school’s team and recorded an outstanding performance. She then proceeded to enroll at the University of Tennessee, where she spent one year before transferring to the University of South Carolina.
After sitting out one year due to NCAA rules and missing another season for medical reasons, Te’a played one season for the university before joining Baylor, from where she graduated
She was Drafted by the Phoenix Mercury But Featured for the Los Angeles Sparks
Following her collegiate career, the last of which was at Baylor, Te’a Cooper was drafted into the WNBA in 2020 by the Phoenix Mercury as the 18th overall pick. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a budget cut in the league, and Te’a Cooper was waived. This gave her the opportunity to join the Los Angeles Sparks just two days before the 2020 season started.
After a successful two-year stint, Te’a Cooper was waived in May 2022. She is currently a free agent.
Te’a Cooper Started Dating Alvin Kamara in 2021
Te’a Cooper is Alvin Kamara’s girlfriend. The two athletes had known each other from time past, but they only started dating after Cooper broke up with her fiance, Dwight Howard, in 2021. Like her, Howard is a professional basketball player who was picked 1st in the first round of the 2004 NBA draft. He has since gone ahead to have a stellar career in the league.
While many publications report that the Te’a and Dwight were married secretly, there is no concrete evidence backing up this claim. Alvin Kamara, on the other hand, also had a girlfriend named Just Ace. She was a stripper, and their relationship was quite a messy one as they had a number of squabbles, especially on social media.
Due to reasons undisclosed to the public, Cooper and Howard ended their engagement, while Kamara also separated from Just Ace. With both of them becoming available, they started dating. Although they kept things under the wrap for a while, the two lovers announced and made their relationship public in late September 2021 with pictures on Instagram. Since then, the loved-up couple has kept showing off their adorable relationship on social media.
Who is Te’a Cooper ‘s Boyfriend Alvin Kamara?
Alvin Kamara is a 5 feet 10 inches tall professional American football running back for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League (NFL). Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he played high school football and won several awards before attending the University of Tennessee.
Kamara was subsequently drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 2017 NFL draft. That very same season, he was named the NFL Rookie of the Year. In 2020, Kamara became the second player in the history of the NFL to score six rushing touchdowns in a single game, which makes him tie with Ernie Nevers.
More recently, in the 2021 season, he had 22.1 touchdowns and a total of 68 touchdowns in all of the 5 seasons he has played for the Saints.
Te’a Cooper’s Body Statistics
Te’a Cooper is 5 feet 8 inches (1.7 m) tall and weighs 73 kg (121lbs). She has lovely light brown eyes, as well as dark brown hair. Her general measurements are 36-28-40 inches. Her shoe size is 7.5 (US).