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Alex is an NPC and one of the twelve marriage candidates who live in Stardew Valley.

Alex loves sports, specifically "gridball", and hanging out at the beach. He is quite arrogant and brags to everyone that he is going to be a professional athlete. He believes studying is for "nerds". Eventually when the player becomes friends with him, he seems to warm up the player and stops bragging as much. He admits to the player that he loves his grandmother so much, but jokes that he doesn't love his grandfather as much. He is good friends with Haley.

Alex will sometimes work out in the men´s locker room


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"Awesome! I love this stuff."

Complete Breakfast, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit's Foot, Golden Pumpkin, Salmon Dinner


"This is cool! Thanks."

All cooking (except Fried Egg or Bread), All Mayonnaise, Amethyst, Apple, Apricot, Artichoke, Aquamarine, Beer, Blackberry Cobbler, Blackberry Wine, Blue Jazz, Cauliflower, Cheese, Cherry, Chocolate Cake, Chowder, Cloth, Coffee, Cookies, Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Diamond, Earth Crystal, Eggplant, Eggplant Parmesan, Eggs (All except Void), Emerald, Frozen Tear, Green Bean, Ice Cream, Jade, Jelly (Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Grape), Kale, Miner's Treat, Omelet, Pale Ale, Parsnip, Pickled (Artichoke, Corn, Green Bean, Hops, Parsnip, Tomato), Pizza, Potato, Radish, Red Plate, Ruby, Salad, Salmon Dinner, Sashimi, Spaghetti, Sunflower, Sweet Pea, Summer Spangle, Tomato, Trout Soup, Tulip, Wild Honey, Wine (Hot Pepper, Salmonberry, Strawberry)



Blackberry, Blueberry, Bread, Cactus Fruit, Clam, Coconut, Coral, Cranberry, Daffodil, Dandelion, Fried Egg, Grape, Leek, Hops, Hot Pepper, Hazelnut, Milk, Strawberry, Rainbow Shell, Snow Yam, Spice Berry, Wheat, Common Mushroom, Wild Plum, Winter Root,


"Um... Okay. Thanks."

Acorn, Catfish, Cave Carrot, Clay, Cockle, Copper, Crab, Field Snack, Geode, Hardwood, Herring, Jamborite, Jasper, Limestone, Malachite, Mussel, Orpiment, Oyster, Salmonberry, Sea Urchin, Spring Onion, Thunder Egg, Topaz, Void Egg, Wild Horseradish


"Are you serious? This is garbage."

Bat Wing, Carp, Copper Ore, Grape, Holly, Joja Cola, Plasma TV, Poppy, Prehistoric Skull, Quartz, Rusty Cog, Rusty Spoon, Rusty Spur, Sap, Stone

Heart Events


Two Hearts: Go to the beach while Alex is there (summer is the only season where Alex visits the beach). (see schedule below)

Four Hearts: Walk into town after 9 AM.

Five Hearts: Walk into Alex's house while he is inside.

Six Hearts: Go into Alex's house when he's usually working out.

Eight Hearts: Go to the beach in the summer on a sunny day.

Ten Hearts: Go to the Saloon at night. (He will send a letter in the mail to do so.) Marriage



Two Hearts


Alex greets the player and comments that he's enjoying the great weather they're having. He'll throw his football to the player, which they miserably fail to catch. He laughs and tells them that it was a "nice try". He goes on to tell the player he's sure that he's going to become the first pro grid ballplayer from Stardew Valley. The player can then choose between two responses:

  • "I believe in you!" : Alex thanks the player for their support and says that he'll remember it.
  • "Wow, you're really arrogant." : Alex gets angry and says the player is just jealous, then he leaves.

Cutscene video:

Three Hearts

Alex is next to the dog pen near his home. He's talking to the dog, whose name is revealed as Dusty. He comments both he and the dog have been through a lot and that he feels misunderstood. The player's character will come out from behind the Saloon. Alex asks if they heard any of that. The player then has two options:

  • "Yes, I heard everything."
  • "Not really...why?"

Both responses lead to him revealing more about what he was talking about. He tells the player that the reason he lives with his grandparents is because of his dad. His dad was a drunk and would often say abusive things to Alex. One day his dad left, and shortly after his mother got sick and died. Alex then goes on to say that he shouldn't dwell on it and doesn't need sympathy. At the end of the cutscene, he gives Dusty a steak.

Cutscene video:

Five Hearts

Alex will be standing in front of his bookcase thinking about how he's never opened one of the books. He then calls himself worthless. The player have three choices.

  • "That's crazy. You're a genius!" no change in friendship points, Alex says "No I'm not. You just try to flatter me!"
  • "We all have our strengths and weaknesses." +50 friendship points, Alex says 'Yeah, I guess you are right. Well, I'm not going to give up!' and tells a joke about going to get dinner.
  • "Worthless? Yeah, that about sums it up." -50 friendship points, Alex says, "Thanks for telling me the truth." and reacts sadly.

Cutscene video:

Six Hearts

Go into Alex's house when he usually works out, and a cutscene will trigger. He doubts himself, thinking he might not be good enough to be a professional Gridball player. He then apologizes for acting arrogant when he and the player first met, and that he's trying to become better.

You have no choices in this event.

Cutscene video:

Eight Hearts

During Summer on a sunny day, visit the beach between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM to trigger the event.

Alex is sitting on the beach crying. The player approaches him and sits down next to him. He says today is the day his mother died 12 years ago. He regrets not being able to say "thank you" to her for taking care of him when he was a kid. The only keepsake he has left is his mother's music box. Alex opens it and plays it for both of them. As the music plays, the player will see a vision of Alex's mother happily cradling baby Alex in her arms. As the music fades, he asks what you're thinking.

  • "Honor your mother's memory by doing your best every day." Alex agrees and says that's why he's working so hard to be a professional grid ballplayer.
  • "You shouldn't dwell on the past."
  • "I'll always be here for you if you get lonely." Alex thanks the player and bashfully says you're his best friend in the whole town.
  • "You need to get over it. Life is tough."

After calming down, he says the two of them should head back to town. Before the player leaves, he nervously asks them not to tell anyone that he was crying. The player laughs and walks off while he hurriedly chases after them.

Cutscene video:

Ten Hearts

Alex asks the player on a dinner date. During the dinner (if you are male), Alex will say that he had a crush on the player ever since they moved in, but he denied his feelings for them otherwise. Alex says he thought the player was cute and says that when he has a crush the feeling goes away quickly but for them, it kept growing. The player has the option to tell him you have the same feelings, or that you don't like him in that way.

  • "I feel the same way." Alex is elated that both of them were finally able to admit their feelings to each other. He happily digs into his steak. Dusty suddenly bursts through the window, salivating at the smell of food.
  • "I'm sorry... I don't feel that way about you." Alex is crushed and apologizes for making the player uncomfortable. He loses his appetite.

Cutscene video:


Go to the beach on a rainy day to find the mariner. Talk to the mariner and purchase the mermaid's necklace. After the player gives it to Alex, he will accept it and agree to the marriage. Marriage will occur three days later regardless of the season.

Cutscene video:

Daily Routine


Sunday - Saturday

Time Place


Leaves bedroom and stands under the tree next to his house.


Re-enters his home.


He starts lifting weights in his room.


Stands next to the dog pen.


Goes back home and stands in the entry room.


He goes to his bedroom.


Goes to bed.



Time Place
11:30 AM Beach.
1:00 PM Working at the ice cream stand.


Time Place
11:00 AM Beach


Time Place
9:00 AM Front of his house
10:00 AM Beach
5:00 PM Goes home


Time Place
8:00 AM Leaves bedroom and stands under the tree next to his house.
1:00 PM Re-enters his home.
1:30 PM He starts lifting weights in his room.
4:30 PM Stands next to the dog pen.
6:30 PM He goes back home and stands in the entry room.
8:00 PM He goes to his bedroom.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.


Time Place
7:40 AM Goes to beach
12:00 PM Working at the ice cream stand


Time Place
1:00 PM Working at the ice cream stand
6:00 PM Stands next to the dog pen.


Time Place
1:00 PM Working at the ice cream stand

Rainy Days

Time Place
2:00 PM Lifting weights i
4:00 PM Leaves the House to stand next to

the dog pound.



Time Place
6:30 PM He enters his house and stands in the entry room.


Time Place
8:30 AM Stands next to his house.
1:30 PM Goes into the house and lifts waits
6:30 PM Enters his house and stands in the entry room


Time Place
8:30 AM Stands next to his house.


Time Place
4 : 20 PM Stands in front of the Dog Cage


Time Place
4:20 PM Stands in front of the Dog Cage
6:30 PM Enters his house and stands in the entry room


Time Place
unknown Stands in front of the Dog Cage
6:30 PM Enters his house and stands in the entry room


Time Place
unknown unknown


Comments in winter:

"Maybe if I read a book I'd be less bored...Nah."

"When I go pro I'll be so rich I'll get a vacation home in the tropics", "Then I won't have to deal with these boring winters"


Time Place
11:30 AM At Spa.


Time Place
11:30 At Spa.


Time Place
9:30 AM Left house going to the Spa.
11:30 AM Enters Spa.
11:50 AM Working out at Spa's top locker area.
3:00 PM Left Spa going back Home.
5:20 PM Arrives Home.
7:00 PM Went out his room.


Time Place
8:00 AM Leaves bedroom goes to tree outside his home
12:00 PM Goes to Emily and Haley's home, takes a seat in the living room.
4:30 PM Leaves Haley's home stands next to the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes home and stands in entry room, tossing football.
8:00 PM Goes to bedroom.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.


Time Place
8:00 AM In bedroom
9:00 AM Heads to spa
11:00 PM Reaches Spa, hangs out in men's locker room
3:00 PM Leaves Spa
5:30 PM Goes to bedroom
6:30 PM Stands next to the dog pen
7:30 PM Stands in the entry room
9:00 PM Goes to bedroom
10:00 PM Goes to bed

Friday (Same as Thursday)

Time Place
8:00 AM In bedroom
9:00 AM Heads to Spa
11:00 AM Arrives at spa, hangs out in men's locker room
3:00 PM Leaves Spa
5:30 PM In bedroom
6:30 PM Stands next to the dog pen
7:30 PM Stands in entry room
9:00 PM Goes to bedroom
10:00 PM Goes to bed


Time Place

After Marriage

Alex goes into town on Mondays to spend the day at his grandparents' house and look after them.


First Meeting

"Hey, you're the new girl/guy, huh? I think we're gonna get along great. I'm Alex." ... "I'll see you around."


  • "What, you want to talk to me? I'm busy."
  • "Hey, when I turn pro you can say you were my first "fan". Not bad, huh?"
  • "The beach is a cool place to hang out and soak up some rays." ... "You gotta spend some time in the sun or else you'll get all pale." ... "Hey, do you wanna hang out with me at the beach sometime? Do you have a bikini?"
  • "There are some weird people living in this that guy Sebastian. Is he a 'goth' or something? I don't understand it."
  • "People stay indoors a lot during the winter and do boring stuff. Maybe if I read a book, I'd be less bored...Nah."
  • "Hey, nice tan."

After Marriage

  • "Wow, you look beautiful today."
  • "Did you get a haircut or something? You're looking pretty good today. Maybe it's all that fresh air..."
  • "Hey, honey! I made you a hot breakfast!" (he gifts you a breakfast dish) "If you want to get strong, you have to eat as you mean it!"
  • "Tell me all about your day. It's good to get everything off your chest now and then."
  • "If you need some quiet time to yourself, that's okay with me."
  • "Sometimes I wonder if I'm doing the right thing with my life..."
  • "I'm going into town today. I'll see you tonight." (Mondays)
  • "I had a good day. I like to see my grandparents often, they're getting pretty old." (Mondays)


"What do you think about my haircut?"

  • It looks very fashionable - "Yeah, I know. That's why I have it like this."
  • It looks like some kind of fungal growth - "Yeah, right. You're just jealous that I look so good."

"Hey, do you wanna toss the ball around with me?"

  • If you choose "Yeah I'll play with you", you get "It looks like I underestimated you but my arm's sore so maybe another time."

"Hey Farmgirl, I've got a question for you. Do you think I'll ever turn pro?"

  • If you choose "Maybe if you practice a lot", you get "Yeah, well I'm so good I'm not going to have to practice all that much."
  • If you choose "Yes, you'll be sports legend", you get "Hey, Now that's what I'm talking about!"
  • If you choose "No, you'll most likely fail and become a salesman", you get "That's ridiculous. You're just jealous that I'm way more popular than you'll ever be, freak."

"If you weren't a girl I'd ask you to play catch."

  • I'm fine just watching you from a distance. - "Yeah, some people just aren't made for sports."
  • I want to play catch with you! - "Really? I guess I underestimated you. My arm's a little sore, but maybe next time."
  • (angry) What's that supposed to mean? - "Uh...Nevermind."


Egg Festival

  • "I try to eat at least three eggs every day. I need that protein for my legs."


  • "Perfect weather for a beach party, huh?"

Dance of the Moonlight Jellies

  • "I can't believe summer's over...I feel like it just started."

Festival of Ice

  • "Snowmen are okay, I guess. But mostly I'm looking forward to spring."


  • Alex was originally called Josh during the game's early development.



Bachelors AlexElliottHarveySamShaneSebastian
Bachelorettes AbigailEmilyHaleyLeahMaruPenny
Other BouncerCarolineClintDemetriusDwarfEvelynGeorgeGilGovernor
  MorrisMr. QiPamPierreRasmodiusRobinSandyVincentWilly