Alexis and Amar’e Stoudemire’s love affair began over a decade ago when the two were fresh out of high school. Since then their journey together has produced four children and a romantic proposal at the Eiffel Tower.
The couple had their first wedding ceremony late last year on 12.12.12 and then recently established a second anniversary with their formal ceremony, just six weeks after Alexis had the couple’s fourth child.
Alexis wore a beautiful mermaid gold beaded J. Anton gown with Nicholas Kirkwood shoes and Amar’e wore a white tuxedo with black lapels from Calvin Klein. He added some flair to it by having the back of the jacket embroidered.
The picture above is Alexis and Amar’e from their reception dinner.
In an interview with Essence, the couple shared their love story.
Why she loves him:
“I would describe Amar’e as strong, supportive, caring. Puts everybody ahead of him. Puts himself last. Very selfless. Very encouraging. I just feel like he’s my rock. I lean on him. I actually feel like with us growing up, he helped me to really come into my own as a woman. He brought that out of me, that confidence. As the leader of our family, I look up to him to be a great example for our sons. And then our daughters for what a man should be. I always say I’m looking in the mirror, because I feel like I’m a female version of him. One day we can throw on our Nikes and…the next it’s couture.”
Why he loves her:
“Alexis is very charismatic. She’s a passionate mother, and she’s very supportive and encouraging, but I probably love Alexis’ heart the most. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. She always has something positive to say about everyone that she meets and that rubs off from a spiritual standpoint. You want that type of atmosphere around you, you want that same type of character around your children. And so that’s what makes her very special to me.”