Derrick Rose is an electrifying human being on the basketball court. Over his career, he’s built quite a resume and even though hes’ still lacking an NBA ring so far in his pro career, you can’t say that the uber-athletic point guard out of Chicago isn’t winning in life. Especially not when he’s the significant other of the gorgeous Alaina Anderson. With that said, it’s time to know more about her and how her romance with the former league MVP started. Ladies and gentlemen, Derrick Rose’s wife.
Derrick Rose’s wife: Alaina Anderson
This will likely not surprise you. Alaina Anderson is an Instagram model. But she’s far more than just eye candy to people. She’s also a fitness influencer and an entrepreneur, according to Pedro Marrero of Amo Mama.
As of this writing, Anderson has over 269,000 followers on Instagram. A quick look at her IG would reveal countless photos of her (duh), but you would also see her children with Derrick Rose in several other pictures. As for Rose himself, there aren’t a lot of his images on Alain Anderson’s Instagram account, though we take it as just Rose being Rose. He’s not really not known as the type of guy who’d spend lots of time taking pictures of his getup just like other NBA players. The dude only has posted 28 pictures on his own IG since 2019.
Derrick Rose’s wife was born on November 15, 1994. She’s six years younger than Rose and like Derrick, is also from the Windy City. While Rose went to Simeon Career Academy in high school, Alaina attended De La Salle High School. Rose got recruited by John Calipari to the University of Memphis, while Alaina pursued her college education at the University of Illinois.
So when exactly did Derrick Rose and Alaina Anderson first met? It’s hard to know the particular answer to that question at the moment, but it’s safe to say that the two initially got acquainted with one another sometime during Rose’s playing days with the Chicago Bulls. That’s a pretty wide window of time as Rose played seven seasons for Chicago, though according to at least one source, the couple got introduced to each other in 2016.
They started dating since and it didn’t take long before they got the attention of TMZ because which celebrity doesn’t? In November 2016, TMZ published a selfie photo of Rose and Alaina in a bar, which is probably the most wholesome way to describe it. You can check out the snapshot here.
Things started to get a little bit more serious between the two the following year as it was reported by TMZ — again — that the pair bought a Chocolate Goldendoodle puppy. Sure it was just a pet, but it would eventually turn out to be a precursor to their actually being real parents.
In 2018, Derrick Rose and Alaina Anderson finally decided to settle down, tying the knot in February. The wedding didn’t seem to be a lavish one, though. Per Terez Owenz:
“According to our source, Derrick reportedly eloped with his longtime girlfriend Alaina, who is pregnant. Our insider explained, “Derrick and Alaina wanted to start their family as a married couple.” We’re told that the wedding was small and private.”
During the same month of their wedding, Rose was traded to the Utah Jazz (not many still remember this piece of factoid) from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Jazz would waive him shortly thereafter, leaving Rose with somewhat of a hazy future in the NBA, as he was clearly no longer the player he used to after dealing with well-documented devastating injuries. But at least he’s got Alaina Anderson behind him all those times.
Rose, who was selected first overall by the Bulls back in 2008 NBA Draft, would later find work with the Minnesota Timberwolves, signing a two-year $15 million in July 2019. Months later, Derrick Rose’s wife would celebrate her 24th birthday with a brand new Bentley from her husband. Nice!
Rose and Anderson now have two children. Layla Malibu Rose was born in 2018 and was followed a year later by London Marley Rose.
Aside from being a lovely wife to Rose and a great mother to their kids, Alaina is also running a business of her own. As mentioned earlier. Alaina is a fitness enthusiast and her Keep It Cute brand is her channel to market fitness products and fashion items.
Being a wife of an NBA player sure has plenty of ups, but like ordinary couples, there will always be challenging times. But so far in their relationship, Derrick Rose and Alaina Anderson are a picture of a happy and content couple.