They have a daughter named Avery age 7.
He is married to Kristina Perez, whom he met in high school. On April 7, 2013 Avila and his wife welcomed their first child
Alex and Kristina were married December 10, 2010. They live in Pembroke Pines, FL in the offseason.
Kristina appears to be very involved in charitable endeavors throughout Detroit, as well as spending a significant amount of time working with the Tiger Wives charitable foundation.