Alex McCord
Alex McCord


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




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 born in Washington, D.C. to parents David Robert McCord and Alexis Williams. She was raised in Kansas, Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands 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 their own home furnishing company, Aluxe Home, and she has also worked as a voice actress, Birdy of Birdy the Mighty being her most prominent role. She starred on The Real Housewives of New York throughout Seasons 1-4 but has not appeared since.

Personal Life

She has been married to Simon van Kempen since 2000 and they have two sons together, Francois (2005) and Johan (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

The Real Housewives of New York

Franchise: The Real Housewives of New York

Seasons: Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 5 | Season 6 | Season 7 | Season 8

Housewives: Ramona Singer | LuAnn de Lesseps | Sonja Morgan | Bethenny Frankel | Carole Radziwill | Jill Zarin | Alex McCord | Heather Thomson | Kelly Bensimon | Aviva Drescher | Kristen Taekman | Dorinda Medley | Cindy Barshop | Jules Wainstein

Partners: Mario Singer | Alexandre de Lesseps | Jacques Azoulay | Jason Hoppy | Bobby Zarin | Simon van Kempen | Jonathan Schindler | Harry Dubin | Reid Drescher | Josh Taekman | John Mahdessian | Michael Wainstein

Children: Avery Singer | Victoria de Lesseps | Noel de Lesseps | Quincy Adams Morgan | Bryn Hoppy | Allyson Shapiro | Francois van Kempen | Johan van Kempen | Jax Schindler | Ella Schindler | Sea Bensimon | Thadeus Bensimon | Harrison Dubin | Veronica Drescher | Hudson Drescher | Sienna Drescher | Cassius Taekman | Kingsley Taekman | Hannah Lynch | Jagger Wainstein | Rio Wainstein

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