Alex Scott's partner history: who has the footballer dated?

Alex Scott's partner history: who has the footballer dated?

Alex Scott is an English sports presenter, pundit, and former professional footballer. She mostly played as a right-back for Arsenal in the FA WSL. Scott made 140 appearances for the England national team and represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Besides her career achievements, fans often look for the latest updates about her love life. As a result, anyone they presume is Alex Scott's husband or partner usually becomes the center of public attention.

Alex Scott's partner history
Alex wearing long, wavy hairstyles. Photo: @alexscott2 (modified by author)
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In 2022, she published her autobiography, How (Not) To Be Strong. In the memoir, the player revealed she dated fellow teammate Lioness Kelly Smith for eight years from 2005 until 2013. While discussing her love life, Alex talked about her disaster date with a Scottish actor/model and got online dating advice from fellow football pundit Jamie Redknapp.

Who is Alex Scott?

Alexandra Virina Scott is an English sports presenter/analyst and former professional footballer. She was born on 14 October 1984 in Polar London to a Jamaican father and Irish mother. She joined Arsenal FC at age eight and played in the FA WSL as a right-back.

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At one time, Alex played for Birmingham City and also moved to America to play for the Boston Beakers for three years. The athlete also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics and made 140 appearances for the England national team.

Scott retired from professional football in 2017 after receiving an MBE for her services to the UK football industry. Before retiring from playing soccer, Alex had laid the foundation of her soccer analyst career. She pursued a sports writing and broadcasting degree at Staffordshire University and even appeared on BT Sport, BBC Sport, and Sky Sports.

Her TV career started when she appeared on Bear Grylls' ITV show Mission Survive in 2016 and won. She co-presented Match of the Day Kickabout and covered the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

Alex Scott's partner
Alex sitting with arms on her lap. Photo: @alexscott2 (modified by author)
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Alex was one of the contestants on TV series Strictly Come Dancing season 17 alongside Neil Jones. The duet took 5th place on the show. She has also hosted Children in Need and The One Show.

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Scott became the first female pundit at the World Cup for BBC Sport. In 2019, she became a co-host of Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday with Chris Kamara.

Alex Scott's husband and dating history

The BBC sports presenter is believed to be single but has recently been candid about her love life. She revealed her 8-year hidden relationship with fellow Lionesses' legend Kelly Smith and a date with Corrie actor Sam Robertson.

Was Kelly Smith and Alex Scott's girlfriend?

According to Alex Scott, Kelly (six years her senior) was her "first love" while playing for Arsenal. Speaking about their relationship in public for the first time, she said:

For me, it's like that first love story; I fell madly and deeply in love. And yes, there's that heartbreak and those things, but it's a huge part of my life, and I wouldn't go back and change that.

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Who did Alex Scott have a fling with?

Alex and Kelly Smith dated for eight years, from 2005 to 2013, and several reasons caused their breakup. For instance, Kelly was battling with alcoholism, while Alex's traumatic upbringing from her controlling father had made her vulnerable.

The England teammates signed for Arsenal in 2005. Kelly played in America at some point, while Alex went to Birmingham City FC in England. In 2009, they both transferred to the Boston Breakers in America and returned to the UK in 2012, when the British women's GB team was playing in the London Olympics.

Alex Scott's partner history
Alex is wearing a peach top (Left), while Smith is wearing a blue suit and shirt (Right). Photo: @alexscott2, @kelly_smith10 (modified by author)
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Kelly Smith checked into rehab and got help from Tony Adams’ Sporting Chance Clinic in 2004 after returning to England from the US. She first came clean about her drinking addiction in 2009. The player began numbing herself with alcohol after suffering many injuries as a young player in the US. She said:

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I’d start drinking to try and make me feel a bit better. When I couldn’t play through a broken leg, through knee surgery, I’d be drinking, I’d be depressed, I’d be having negative thoughts all the time.

Smith's second stint playing in the US was far more enjoyable because Alex was by her side. In her own words:

This time, with the improvements I had made within myself, and with Alex there to bounce things off - somebody who knew me inside and out - it was a totally different prospect.

Are Kelly Smith and Alex Scott still friends?

Alex and Kelly remained friends after their split.

Who is Kelly Smith married to now?

Kelly married management consultant DeAnna Dobosz in 2016, and the couple now has two children.

Who is Alex Scott's boyfriend?

The BBC sports presenter does not have a boyfriend and was not in a relationship with Scottish actor Sam Robertson, as many assume. They only went on a date.

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The two were spotted enjoying a candlelit dinner at a Soho restaurant called Dead Street Townhouse. Those who saw them claimed the two were flirting openly.

Alex Scott's romance with the Coronation Street star did not get off to the best start because someone in the restaurant leaked photos of their date.

Alex Scott's partner history
Alex leans forward while sitting (Left), while Robertson takes a photo with arms folded on his chest (Right). Photo: @alexscott2, @samuelrobertson_ (modified by author)
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Alex was eager to start dating again and sought help from fellow football analyst Jamie Redknapp. However, his advice didn't work because Alex was scared of connecting with others on the suggested celebrity dating app.

Is Alex Scott gay?

Alex does not put a label on her sexuality. Nonetheless, the BBC sports presenter has become an icon for the LGBTQ+ community after she revealed that she had a relationship with teammate Kelly Smith.

Is Alex Scott a lesbіan?

The former footballer has had a relationship with sports icon Kelly Smith but has not labeled her sexual orientation, even though she is open to dating men and women. A source close to her said:

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Alex dates both men and women and doesn't label herself as anything. This isn't her big coming out story but was a chapter in her life that she wanted to include in her book because it had such an impact on her.

Scott has always supported the LGBTQ+ community, even in her television hosting work. She was even spotted wearing a One Love armband during England's World Cup opener against Iran in 2022.

Who is Alex Scott’s ex-partner?

The BBC sports commentator dated former Arsenal soccer player Kelly Smith for eight years.

Is Alex Scott in a relationship?

Alex Scott is not dating anyone as of this writing. While speaking on The One Show, she said,

I've been single for a while now, and I think that's because I needed to be. There were patterns in my relationships that I knew were unhealthy.

Scott even told The Times that she is ready to be vulnerable and open herself up again. In an interview, she said:

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Before, I always had these walls up because I was trying to protect myself and the people around me. Now I'm ready to let them all down. I'm ready to be loved.
Alex Scott's dating history
Scott speaks into the microphone and looks up while sitting outside on the stairs. Photo: @alexscott2 (modified by author)
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Did Alex Scott get married?

The former football star has never been married and is not seeing anyone.

Has Alex Scott got children?

The BBC sports presenter does not have any children.

Alex Scott is among the leading BBC soccer analysts and sports TV presenters today. Kelly Smith was once Alex Scott's partner and her longest romantic relationship. Scott is currently single and holds out hope that she might find love again someday. published Erica Herman's biography. She is well-known for being the long-term girlfriend of American professional golfer Tiger Woods. The couple first appeared together publicly in 2017 at the President's Cup. They were also spotted kissing after Tiger won the Master's Tournament in 2019.

Herman has supported Tiger's career and has a great relationship with Wood's children. She is the General Manager of The Woods Jupiter, where she has worked for several years.


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