Alex McCord
Alex McCord


October 1, 1973
Washington, D.C., U.S.

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The Real Housewives of New York




Simon van Kempen (2000-present)


Francois van Kempen (Son)
Johan van Kempen (Son)

Alex McCord (born October 1, 1973) is an American reality television personality best known for appearing on The Real Housewives of New York.

Early Life

She was raised in Kansas, Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands to parents David Robert McCord and Alexis Williams before moving to New York City in 1996. She attended Northwestern University but never graduated.


Alex was a graphic designer for over nine years and previously worked in visual merchandising for Victoria's Secret. Her and her husband also started a home furnishing company named Aluxe Home. She appeared on The Real Housewives of New York for Seasons 1-4 and has not appeared since.

Personal Life

She has been married to Simon van Kempen since 2000 and they have two sons together, Francois van Kempen (2005) and Johan van Kempen (2007). The family now reside in Newrybar, Australia.

RHONY Quotes

  • "To a certain group of people in New York, status is everything" - Season 1, 2 and 3
  • "I've always had opinions, but now people know it" - Season 4

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