Alex Highsmith’s Wife Is His College Sweetheart: Their Love Story

By CarolPublished on: January 2, 2024 Updated on: February 21, 2024
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American footballer, Alex Highsmith is a happily married man. His fans know this well – the Steelers linebacker has been in wedlock with his long-term partner, Alyssa Ungrady. The duo has a well-settled life in Pittsburgh.

So, what is their married life like behind the curtain of fame? Furthermore, for how long has Highsmith known his wife? Do they have any kids?

Take a look at the article below to have answers to all the questions mentioned above.

All About Alyssa Ungrady, Highsmith’s Wife

Alyssa Marie Ungrady, born on 20th October 1999, is a native of Temecula, California. The WAG is one of four children in her family. Her parents, Donald Ungrady and Ann Ungrady raised her alongside her sister, Alexandria Ungrady, and two brothers, Keith Ungrady and Zack Ungrady.

The NFL LB, Alex Highsmith is a happily married man since 2022
The love of Alex’s life, Ungrady.

Adding further, she is a well-read woman. Alyssa completed her high school diploma from Great Oak High School. Following this, she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UNC Charlotte; she only graduated in 2020. She’s so far been working as a registered nurse.

She Was Once An Athlete Too

She’s a well-rounded woman. Besides studying hard, she was active as an athlete in the earlier days. Moreover, while at high school and university, she was an asset to the track team.


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At Great Oak, she helped her team win numerous competitions. For instance, she led the team to victory in four CIF SS & Southwestern Championships. On a similar note, she had a successful collegiate career before retiring to focus on her job as a nurse.

Alex And Alyssa Have Been Married For Over A Year

On 25th June 2022, Alex and his partner walked down the aisle together. The lovely couple had an intimate yet grand ceremony in one of the most gorgeous places in North Carolina. Their wedding took place at the Crystal Coast Country Club; which houses a few of the remaining maritime forests on the Bogue Banks island.

American footballer, Alex Highsmith is married to a nurse, Alyssa Ungrady
The Mr. and Mrs. for the very first time!

Furthermore, both he and Ungrady announced the happy news to the world through their respective social media handles. The NFL player posted a series of pictures with his newlywed wife. He accompanied the post with the caption,

“June 25th, 2022. The best day of my life. The day I married the love of my life.”

As of 2024, the duo has celebrated a blissful year of being married to one another. On the occasion, the athlete wished his partner in the most special way possible.

“You are constant through the ups and downs life throws at us. Here’s to a lifetime full of laughter, traveling the world together, and so much more!! I love you forever, Happy Anniversary my love!”

Their religion and their shared interest in sports continue to toughen their relationship.

They Got Engaged In 2021

The Pittsburgh Steelers LB went down on one knee on 16th May 2021. He decorated a gorgeous waterfront venue to ask his then-girlfriend to become his wife. The photos from the day are on Alex’s Instagram; the caption read,

“You are everything I’ve ever prayed for. The greatest blessing I could ever receive. I love you Alyssa Ungrady and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. Here’s to FOREVER.”

Similarly, his partner also wrote a heartfelt caption showing her appreciation towards her fiance. Alyssa claimed that it was “truly the easiest YES” of her life.

The Couple Took A Lovely Tour of Greece For Their Honeymoon

Completing all the celebrations, Highsmith and Ungrady went on a romantic getaway to Greece for their honeymoon. His partner has a highlight full of photos and videos from their trip.

They sunbathed on the Black Sand Beach of Santorini and had scrumptious meals throughout their vacation. It was indeed a trip to be remembered for a lifetime!

The Linebacker Knows His Life Partner Since College

Alex Highsmith attended UNC Charlotte like his partner did. Thus, it was at university that the love birds encountered each other for the first time. More or less, they’ve been together since 2017/18.

Alex Highsmith met his wife in college in 2017/18
Alyssa’s first public photo with her boyfriend, Alex

To add, the couple began posting each other on their social media in 2019. On 15th June of that year, they posted their first photo together. Alyssa wrote,

“Ain’t it funny how life changes”

And well, the rest is history.

Alex Highsmith and his Wife are yet to Become Parents

As far as we’re concerned, the lovebirds do not have any kids yet, nor are they planning to have any shortly. So far, they’ve been enjoying their life as a newlywed couple.