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Aleize Sampson married the hall-of-fame basketball star Ralph Sampson. The couple’s married relationship took a toll in the early 2000s. What happened after that to her family?

Aleize gave birth to five beautiful children who are all grown-ups now. She reached the height of fame after her marriage to Ralph. What is her current relationship status? If you are curious about Ralph’s ex-wife’s personal life, then stay with us as we explore more about her family.

Why Did Aleize Sampson’s Married Life with Ralph Sampson End in Divorce?

The former Houston Rockets star Ralph Sampson married Aleize Sampson in 1986. They exchanged wedding vows in front of close members of family and friends. Neither Aleize nor Ralph has said anything regarding their wedding event.

But we know that Aleize age was 26 when she tied the knot with Ralph in Anniston, Ala, which was a pretty intimate affair. The couple’s relationship was not sweet for a long time, as it turned sour in 2003. Later, Aleize and Ralph separated in 2003, putting an end to their seventeen-year marriage.

Ralph Sampson (left) with his former wife Aleize Sampson (right) attending the Mercedes Benz Icon Mann Award

The pair went through quite a drama during their divorce, especially relating to the custody of their children. The exact reason behind their separation is still unknown. After settling everything, Ralph said,

“Everything is settled. All my kids that I have are in great places.”

Who Are Aleize Sampson’s Children and Family?

Sampson shared five children with Ralph in their long marriage affair. They have two sons and three daughters. Aleize’s first child Ralph Sampson III is now a professional basketball player. He was born on January 5, 1990.

Some years later, the pair enjoyed a blissful moment in their life with their other son Robert. Robert Sampson is also a basketball player who was born on June 23, 1992. Besides the two sons, three daughters also graced the lives of Ralph and Aleize.

Ralph Sampson’s elder daughter Rachel Lee Sampson works at ESPN. Despite being a celebrity family member, this lady lives a low key profile life. Furthermore, Sampson has two more daughters, Leah Sampson and Anna Aleize Sampson, who help their father, Ralph. For the custody of the children, Aleize dragged Ralph to court.


(From left to right) Robert Sampson, Anna Aleize Sampson, Ralph Sampson III, Rachel Sampson, and Ralph Sampson

Not just that, Ralph Sampson was also arrested by police in 2005 for not being able to pay child support. 

Who is Aleize’s Ex-Husband – Ralph Sampson?

Ralph Sampson Jr. is a former American basketball player born on July 7, 1960, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, to parents Sarah Sampson and Ralph Sampson Sr. 7 ft 4-inch height tall, Ralph Sampson was one of the talented basketball players of his time period. From his school and University days, he was involved in Basketball and led his team. 

Ralph has played several matches for the clubs. He has played for the clubs Houston Rockets (1983–1987), Golden State Warriors (1987–1989), Sacramento Kings (1989–1991), Washington Bullets (1991–1992), Unicaja Ronda (1992), Rockford Lightning (1994–1995). Due to his hard work and efforts, he has been able to win many awards and recognitions. 

What is Aleize Sampson doing now?

The former wife of a basketball legend is currently single, as per reports. Aleize after the divorce, went under the wraps and avoided media as much as possible. After the divorce, Aleize went to live in Virginia in her house, but she is not living with any partner.

The same goes for Ralph, as he is also single after the divorce, as per reports. Ralph is involved in advocating for Cancer, and its risk, as the disease runs through his family bloodline. Besides that, Ralph and Aleize remained good parents to their kids and raised them well.

(Second from right) Ralph Sampson raising $50,000 in funds for the Cancer relief fund


Ralph is a legend of the game and made some good records well before the likes of Lebron James and Kobe Bryant. So far, both of them are not involved in any sort of rumors or controversies personally or professionally.

Is Aleize Sampson Active On Social Media?

Aleize Sampson isn’t active on social media. After her divorce from the former popular basketball player, she stayed away from the general public.  Currently, she is living in a healthy atmosphere with her children. But her ex-husband Ralph Sampson can be found on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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