Alexa Chung is a British fashion model, television presenter, and contributing editor at British Vogue. Born in Privett, Hampshire, Chung is the daughter of Gillian and Phillip Chung. Her father is of three quarters Chinese ancestry, while her mother is of English descent. Chung attended secondary school at the local Perins School and spent sixth form at Peter Symonds College, Winchester. She was accepted at King’s College London to read English, but was scouted by a modelling agency before attending.
Chung lived with fashion photographer David Titlow, twenty years her senior, for three-and-a-half years from 2003 to 2006. She was in a four-year relationship with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner from July 2007 until July 2011; they lived together in London and later New York. In a 2013 interview, Chung stated that Turner remained her “best friend.” The former couple were seen together on a number of occasions in 2014. Chung has been in a relationship with actor Alexander Skarsgård since 2015. Chung purchased an apartment in New York City’s East Village in 2011.