Until further notice, it seems that it’s officially over between Amar’e Stoudemire and wife Alexis Welch.
According to The Blast, it was actually the former NBA star who pulled the plug on his nearly six-year marriage, saying in his filing that their union was “irretrievably broken.” Part of the reason that may be could have a lot to do with the fact that Stoudemire had a child with another woman during his marriage.
As part of the filing, the 36-year-old had to identify kids he pays child support for, and he listed a daughter named Zoe whom he has with a woman named Quynn Lovett. He pays $4,333 a month for her now, and will have to pay $5,833 starting this July. Zoe was born in 2016, and her mother and father were caught in a paternity case for a while in 2017 until a DNA test in the fall of that year proved that he was the child’s father. He went from temporary child support to the four grand he is doling out now.
Speaking of financial support, Stoudemire had a prenuptial agreement put in place before he and Welch wed, and it takes care of everything pertaining to spousal support and how property will be divided. She has not filed a response as of yet to his divorce petition.
The pair started dating in 2002 and married in 2012 atop the rooftop of their home in New York City (while he was still playing for the Knicks). They share four children together, including their last-born son, Alijah, whom they welcomed in 2013 after their wedding.
Stoudemire, according to The Blast, made more than $160 million while playing in the NBA. Though he retired in 2016 from playing ball in the States, he was was a co-captain for a team in Ice Cube’s popular BIG3 league, and after having a change of heart about the game, he’s been playing in Jerusalem since 2018. In case you missed the memo, Stoudemire is Jewish, converting to Judaism in 2018.