Alexander Michael Cowper-Smith is a British banker and former financier of investment company Goldman Sachs, born 1 October 1981 in the United Kingdom. He is known to the public as the ex-husband of actress Alice Eve.
Early life and education
There isn’t much information about Alex Cowper-Smith’s early life, family, or primary education. However, he is known to come from an economically privileged background as he attended the prestigious Westminster School, from which he graduated in 2000. He then went to the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2003 with a degree in Business and Finance.
After graduation, Alex was immediately hired by Goldman Sachs as an associate. He worked his way up to a higher and more privileged position and became a financier of the company a few years later. Goldman Sachs is a global company that provides financial services to governments and other businesses. In his job as a financier, Cowper-Smith managed the money from investments and acquisitions on behalf of the company. In 2016, Alex resigned from Goldman Sachs for personal reasons. Alex currently works as a director at Pearman Partners Limited.
Alex has participated as a voluntary fundraiser for charitable organizations.
In 2008, he took part in a charity event for the British Red Cross and added the comment past a photo of a scar on his leg: ‘LOOK MY BONE! It doesn’t look much better now and I’m running a (half) marathon. I know you’re all gasping for breath here, but I’m doing it for a good cause… a good cause. Please give generously. Your support really means a lot to me. Wish me luck. Alex.’
In 2008, he also ran a marathon for La Vida, an investment organization supporting Latin American communities.
Relationships: Alice Eve
Alex’s only publicly known relationship is with actress Alice Eve.
The British actress is known for her roles in several successful films such as the comedy “She’s Out of My League” and “Sex and the City 2” both in 2010, “Star Trek Into Darkness” in 2011 and “Men in Black 3” in 2012.
Alex and Alice met in their teens when they both attended Westminster School. They started a romantic relationship, but it was short-lived as they split up after their matriculation exam to attend different universities.
The couple were separated for over a decade, and while there is no information about Alex’s romantic partners during those years, it is known that Alice dated actors Rufus Sewel and Rafe Spall, and dated writer Adam O’Riordan, whom she met while attending St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
The relationship lasted three years but ended in 2012 for unknown reasons. In 2013, Alice spoke to Daily Express about her problems finding a boyfriend partly because of her tidy personality: ‘I can’t get into an unmade bed; I can’t sleep with shoes near me – they have to be in a closet – and I hate a messy car’.
In December 2013, she was spotted dining with Chris Evan, her co-star in the romance film “Before We Go”, sparking rumors of a possible romantic relationship. However, neither has confirmed this.
Engagement and Marriage: 2014
After years of separation, Eve and Alex met again in early 2014 and rekindled their relationship. Eve explained Hello!: ‘We fell in love when we were in school.
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Then life took its course and we both went on to pursue our careers. I always adored him and we were able to reconnect at this point in our lives and magically fell in love again.”
In the same interview, Alex said that Alice was the love of his life: ‘I didn’t expect it to happen, but somehow it always seemed like we were destined to be together. When we got back together it was like we had never been apart. I feel so lucky to have her back. I loved her from the moment I met her.”
Alex maintained a good relationship with Alice’s family and stated that they were always kind to him in his teenage years.
During a family trip to Ibiza in July 2014, when Alice had a short break from shooting the movie “Criminal”, Alex asked Alice’s father – actor Trevor Eve – for his blessing, and the same day he proposed to Alice during a private romance. dinner – the wedding ceremony took place at Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London, on 31 December 2014. Alice arrived at the church with her father: ‘All the way down Brompton Road people were beeping and waving because we were in a white cab’.
British designer Alice Temperley was in charge of designing Eve’s gorgeous wedding dress: “She has a real knack for making a bride feel the most amazing,” said Eve.
While walking to the ceremony, Eve was spotted wearing a white robe over her dress, paired with an all-white rose bouquet and stilettos. Alex wore a simple yet elegant black flux with a white rose. Alice described the touching moment when the ceremony began and she saw her groom waiting for her: ‘I tried not to cry, but by the time my blurry eyesight got into full view of him I couldn’t help it’. The wedding was attended by their families, along with celebrities such as the model Twiggy and millionaire Charles Saatchi and other 150 guests. The reception took place in the presidential suite of the Mandarin Oriental. The honeymoon of the newlywed couple was in Africa.
At the time of their marriage, the couple lived in different countries: Alex lived in London, Alice in Los Angeles and continued her career as a professional actress in Hollywood.
Divorce – 2017
In an effort to spend more time with his wife, Alex made the decision in 2016 to quit his job at Goldman Sachs and move in with Alice in the US. However, the couple’s attempts to maintain their relationship were futile, as Alice was reportedly seen in November 2016 (Daily mail) without her wedding ring, sparking divorce rumors. In 2017, they officially filed for divorce.
Reportedlyan average Goldman Sachs employee earned a minimum salary of more than $50,000 per year.
However, it is safe to assume that Alex Cowper-Smith’s salary was higher than that as he held a senior position in the company. Largely as a result of his work in the business, Alex’s net worth is estimated to be over $500,000 as of early 2020. Allegedly, Alice’s net worth is over $6 million.
Alex Cowper-Smith has blonde hair and brown eyes. He is a man of white ethnicity, who is about 1.70 m tall. He has a slim build and often wears suits, maintaining a professional appearance.
Despite having attended the same school, Alex and his ex-wife Alice chose very different career paths.
When the media announced their engagement in 2014, the media dubbed Alex Alice’s “school sweetheart.”
Alex married Alice Eve in the same church in which she had been baptized as a child.
Alice’s nickname for Alex during high school was “Cowper” – that’s what she kept calling him as an adult.
Alex and Eve’s wedding ceremony floral arrangements were made of gypsophila, in honor of Alice’s late grandmother.
After his divorce Alex went back to England where he still lives.
Alex Cowper-Smith has one Instagram accountbut he hasn’t posted any pictures yet.