No, seriously, 2013 has to be the year of engagements and babies for celebrities, because everybody has an announcement to make in this early new year about a ring they’ve been given, or a child they’re bearing. But no shade, I love it!
After having a low-key wedding in December on 12-12-12, Amar’e Stoudemire and his wife, Alexis Welch (probably Stoudemire now) are already ready to expand their somewhat large family with baby number four. The two have been together since 2002 and were engaged in June of last year, but they surprised everyone when they wed out of the blue on the roof of their apartment in NYC in December. They are already the proud parents of 7-year old Ar’e, 6-year-old Amar’e Jr., and 4-year-old Assata, who all took part in their December wedding. According to an exclusive interview with People, the whole family is ecstatic. “It was just perfect timing” says Alexis, who is dealing with some morning sickness here and there but is doing fine.
“We’re blessed that we were able to extend our family,” said Amar’e, who feels that the more kids they can have, the better. He told the magazine, “We’re both huge on having a nice size family. It was something we’ve been talking about for a while. It happened naturally and at the right time so it all worked out.”
While they’re not sure what the sex of the child is as of yet, the baby is due in the late spring. And once the little blessing is brought into the world, Amar’e says he hopes to have a huge wedding for Alexis in the summer, and also for Stoudemire’s teammates, who weren’t aware of their wedding and sure weren’t invited. While their private wedding on 12-12-12 was beautiful, the couple still wants the chance to go all out. It’s clear that 2013 is going to be an amazing year for the couple and their gorgeous family! Congrats!