Amar’e Stoudemire Marries His Longtime Girlfriend Alexis Welch On 12.12.12

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Back in June, I reported that NBA player Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks purposed to his longtime girlfriend and the mother of his three children, Alexis Welch in Paris. He presented Alexis with a million dollar engagement ring. The twosome officially tied the knot in a private ceremony yesterday Wednesday (December 12), on the rooftop of their apartment building.


According to the NY Daily News, “Stoudemire and Welch, who have three children together, married on the roof deck of their apartment on Jane St., the same one that was flooded during Hurricane Sandy. The intimate ceremony was attended by a mere 12 guests, signifying the special date they tied the knot: 12/12/12. “They decided to do this because of the date, and they wanted to do something spiritual and private for themselves,” says one insider, who adds that the couple plan on throwing a bigger wedding this summer which Stoudemire’s teammates, who were not aware he was getting married, will be invited to. Welch, clad in a long, slim-fitting, custom-made wedding dress with no train, “looked beautiful.” Amar’e wore a Calvin Klein suit, and his wedding ring was designed by Shayan Afshar. The newly married couple could barely wait to share their good news with the world: Welch changed her Instagram name to AlexisAStoudemire immediately after the wedding, before the athlete could even tweet the information out.”

Source: NY Daily News

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