Ali Marks is a young American who became famous as the girlfriend of NBA star, Jalen Brunson. Although on her own, Ali is not so much known, she gained all the attention after it became known that she and the Dallas Mavericks player have been an item for a long time. With so many details about her not available to the public, here is all we know about Jalen Brunson’s girlfriend.
Fascinating Facts About Ali Marks
1. Who is Ali Marks
Although she is better known as Ali, it was as Alison Marks that Jalen Brunson’s girlfriend was born on September 11, 1995. She was birthed into the family of James Jim Marks who worked for Motorola and Kathleen Marks. She was brought up alongside two older siblings, Natalie Marks and Danielle Marks.
2. Ali Marks was a cheerleader in high school
As regards her education, Alison Marks attended Adlai E. Stevenson High School from where she graduated in 2013. While she was there, she was a member of the school’s cheerleading squad.
She also attended the University of Illinois where she studied kinesiology and exercise science. She is now a student at Northwestern University.
3. She lost her father in 2010
Ali suffered the tragic loss of her father, Jim in 2010 when he died at the age of 49. He was said to have battled pancreatic cancer for quite a while before he succumbed to it in 2010. Because o the tragic loss, she is now actively participating inc campaigns to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer.
4. Ali Marks became Jalen Brunson’s girlfriend while they were in high school
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Ali and Jalen have been together for a very long time. They first met while they were students of Adlai E. Stevenson High School and it was while they were still there that they started dating around or before 2013.
After high school, Jalen left for Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania in 2015 and that was when they were separated. However, in spite of the distance, they continued their relationship.
5. She is close friends with Jalen’s sister
Going by their social media posts on Instagram, it is clear that Ali and Jalen’s sister, Erica Brunson are very good friends. It is not clear if their closeness is because of the relationship between Ali and Jalen or if they have been close even before they began dating.
6. She is a lover of sports
Beyond being a former cheerleader and the girlfriend of Jalen, Ali is also a lover of sports in general. It is because of this that she makes out time to watch football, baseball with her boyfriend and also basketball