Derrick Rose burst onto the NBA scene in when he was drafted first overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA Draft. He earned the draft pick after leading the Memphis Tigers to the most wins in NCAA history. Three years later, Derrick became the youngest player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award.
Derrick’s career looked promising when he won the MVP award, but a series of injuries slowed him down. Nevertheless, Rose has never lost his ability as a player. When he is fit, Rose is a beast on the court, and he currently plays for the Detroit Pistons.
Away from the court, Derrick is quite the family man. He values his wife and kids immensely, and he sites them as one of his biggest inspirations. His wife, Alaina Anderson, was pivotal in getting Derrick back to the court after an injury setback and the sexual assault accusations leveled against him in 2015.
This piece will look at Alaina’s secret marriage, her children, and the controversy surrounding her past.
She got married to Rose in a secret ceremony in February 2018
Alaina Anderson was born on 15th November 1994 in Illinois, Chicago. She went to the De La Salle High School, and after graduation, she joined the University of Illinois.
Anderson and Derrick are reported to have met in 2016. After dating for a couple of years, the couple got married in secret in February 2018.
Derrick and Alaina got hitched after Rose took a sabbatical to ponder over his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to Terez Owens;
“We’re told that the wedding was small and private. At the time of the hiatus, former league MVP Rose claimed that he was taking personal time ‘to evaluate his future in the NBA’ and that his numerous injuries were ‘taking a toll on him mentally’. Nope, just needed to get married.”
Alaina and Derrick seem to be enjoying life as a married couple. Alaina’s Instagram page is filled with lovely photos of the in-love couple. Dereck sometimes shows his love for Alaina by showering her with some pricey gifts. In November 2018, he surprised Alaina with a Bentley on her 24th birthday. Alaina posted the Bentley on Instagram and added the caption;
“Celebrating 24 today! Thank you baby… my dream car! Get me to Malibu!”
She is the mother of two kids and the step-mum to Derrick’s first son
Alaina and Derrick got married because they wanted to start a family as a married couple. The couple’s first child, Layla Malibu, was born on 25th February 2018. Derrick and Alaina welcomed their second child, London Marley Rose, in May 2019.
Alaina’s kids feature a lot on her social media pages. The kids also have their Instagram pages. Anderson is also a step-mum to Derrick Rose Jr. Derrick Rose Jr. was born in 2012, when Derrick was in a relationship with entrepreneur Mieka Reese. Derrick and Mieka were reportedly engaged, but they went their separate ways in 2013.
She was involved in racist controversy
After news about the relationship between Alaina and Derrick broke, people unearthed racist tweets that Alaina allegedly made close to 10 years ago. One of the alleged tweets stated that Alaina hated black guys.
It’s unclear whether the tweets were real, but they did cause an internet storm. Alaina didn’t address the tweets, and the controversy eventually died down.