Who is Dwight Howard’s ex-wife Te’a Cooper? Exploring why the couple divorced 

Know all about Dwight Howard's ex-wife Te'a Cooper who has played for the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA, and the reason they split up.


Who is Dwight Howard’s ex-wife Te’a Cooper? Exploring why the couple divorced 

Dwight Howard and Te'a Cooper (via open source)

Former NBA professional Dwight Howard has had one stellar career in the league. However, the ex-Lakers man has recently been subject to wide controversy following the sexual assault allegations he has faced. Amid all speculations regarding the player exactly how much do we know about Dwight Howard’s ex-wife Te’a Cooper?

Te’a Omari Cooper is a former WNBA player who has played for the Los Angeles Sparks in the league. A Baylor University graduate, Cooper started her professional career after being drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2020 WNBA Draft. 

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Dwight and Te’a had been courting since 2019 and eventually married the following year. Unfortunately, their marriage was short lived and they split in 2021. But exactly what had prompted the divorce between Dwight Howard and his ex-wife Te’a Cooper? 

Who is Dwight Howard’s ex-wife Te’a Cooper?

Former NBA star Dwight Howard’s ex-wife is Te’a Omari Cooper. Te’a has played professionally in the WNBA for the Los Angeles Sparks and is currently a free agent. Owing to their shared love of the sport, Dwight and Te’a started courting in early 2019 and eventually tied the knot in 2020 in private. 

Dwight Howard's ex-wife Te'a Cooper
Te’a Cooper (via Instagram)

Unfortunately for the couple, their marriage lasted less than a year and they divorced the following year. Dwight Howard has had a notorious reputation when it comes to love life, and the player shares five children with five different women as of now. Although Te’a Cooper has publicly addressed that they were no longer together, it seems that the couple had not parted on good terms during their divorce.

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Where is Te’a Cooper from? 

Former WNBA professional Te’a Cooper hails from Newark, New Jersey. She went to the John McEachern HS in Powder Springs, Georgia, where she played basketball throughout high school. 

Te'a Cooper
Te’a Cooper (via Instagram)

After graduating, Te’a moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where she attended college at the University of Tennessee and played college basketball. Cooper spent the later seasons at the University of South Carolina and Baylor where she had a stellar collegiate career and eventually entered the 2020 WNBA draft.

Why did Dwight Howard and Te’a Cooper get divorced? 

Dwight Howard and Te’a Cooper started courting in early 2019 and married in private the following year. As to where they had first met remains undisclosed but the two were very much in love when they got engaged in 2019.

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Dwight Howard and Te'a Cooper
Dwight Howard and Te’a Cooper (via Instagram)

However, when Howard and Cooper both unfollowed each other across social media platforms in 2021, it drew wide attention from fans. Later, Te’a Cooper confirmed that they had split and were no longer together. 

Exactly what had prompted the couple to part ways has remained a mystery since none of them confirmed an official reason for their divorce to the public. It is assumed that their disputes are rooted in Howard’s infidelity during their marriage which eventually caused the couple to split. 

Te’a Cooper is currently in a relationship with NFL professional Alvin Kamara. Kamara plays Running Back for the New Orleans Saints in the NFL.

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Te’a Cooper’s family and background

Te’a Cooper was born April 16, 1997, to Kindall and Omar Cooper. She spent her early childhood in Newark, New Jersey, and attended high school at McEachern.

Te'a Cooper
Te’a Cooper (via Instagram)

Tia has three siblings, Mia, Sharife, and Omar. Her brother Sharife Cooper is also a professional basketball player, currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA.

FAQs

Q. How old is Te’a Cooper?

Te’a Cooper is 26 years old.

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Q. Which franchise drafted Te’a Cooper in the WNBA?

The Phoenix Suns drafted Te’a Cooper in the 2020 WNBA draft.

Q. How many children does Dwight Howard have?

Dwight Howard has five children.

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