Alex Newell Gay, Dating, Family, Net Worth, 2019

By Pranish Sumsher Thapa | Updated On: 24 Sep, 2019
Alex Newell Gay, Dating, Family, Net Worth, 2019

As unique as his character on-screen, Alex Newell is a person who identifies himself as a male but loves to dresses up in drag. Since his involvement in the entertainment industry, Alex has been making headlines for his first transgender role in the hit series Glee. 

Along with his marvelous acting skills, Alex is also a singer. Having molded his voice through church-choirs, Alex released his first EP in 2016 which turned out to be a commercial success for him.

Who Is Alex Newell Dating? Gay, Transgender

There is a question lingering about his sexuality as being gay. Is Alex transgender? This question has always been a topic of gossips to the fans. He even got his life-changing role in the hit series Glee, where he became the first transgender cast on the show.

However, in the real-life, he revealed with Wet Paint that he doesn't consider himself as trans. Instead, he has admitted that he likes boys.

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As for his romantic involvements, Alex was once in a relationship as evident by his interview with Style Caster in 2012. The identity of his man was not disclosed.

Later, in 2017, Alex was speculated to be in a relationship with a musician Zeke Thomas. There had been rumors hinting at the pair romantic involvement with one another. Also, few of their Instagram post signifies their possible intimacy. On 29 December 2017, Zeke thanked Alex for being there for him. Further, he described Alex as his love, hero, and friend.

Alex and Zeke, attending an event. (Photo:

Regardless of their closeness, neither Alex nor Zeke ever came forward to confirm anything about their relationship.

Net Worth- Career Background

As an actor and a musician, Alex has commanded a steady career to date. His entry into the acting business began with his role in the  2013 comedy Geography Club.

Afterward, Massachusetts-native was selected for a role in the hit series Glee. Alex was amongst 12 people, who were chosen to compete for a seven-episode arc on Glee. Although he failed to knack the lead role, he came out as a runner-up and was selected for a two-episode appearance. But his two appearances was enough to reserve the sit for his regular appearance on the show.

Since then, Alex has become a crucial part of the series. Also, His portrayal turned out to be a breakthrough in his career.

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Aside from his acting endeavors, Alex is also a singer, who released his first EP titled Power in 2016. The EP turned out into a significant success and reached No. 4 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Album chart. His few of other singles include Show Me Love; O Come, All Ye Faithful, Need Somebody and few more.

When it comes time to talk about his net worth, Alex’s career is sure to have racked him a sum well in the range of thousands. And the possibility of the numbers rising is very high considering his success ratio.

Note: The average salary of the actor is estimated to be around $49,92, and the salary cap may vary from $20k - $207k complying their experience and acting skills.

Family (Age) & Height

Alex Newell was born on 20 August 1992 in Lynn, Massachusetts. His father sadly passed away when he was just six years old, so his mother, Brenda Newell, raised him as a single parent.

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Alex stands at the height of 5’ 7” and has a weight of 85 kgs. He holds American nationality and is of African-American ethnicity.