If you had a crush on Chris Webber back in the day, you’re not alone. He was imaginary bae for us as well. But fast forward to the present day and Webber is a happily married man. The 44-year-old has been married to Erika Webber (née Dates) since 2009. He’s also a new father. Chris and Erika welcomed twins, a boy and a girl recently, and for the couple, it’s a blessing eight years in the making.
In posts on both of their Instagram pages, Chris and Erika opened up about going from being told that they might not be able to have children to having two at once. For the couple, the ups and downs of the past eight years has all been worth it:
Chris is celebrating the new additions to his family just in time for Father’s Day. And in a new interview with Esquire, he spoke about how his life has changed since welcoming the twins. It’s like a weight has been taken off both he and Erika’s shoulders.
“It’s taken the edge off. It’s just something my wife and I have been praying for and working toward for years. To have it happen is just—sh-t, I don’t know what to say. It’s the best feeling in the world. I don’t get any sleep, but I’m the oldest of 5, and I used to do a lot of babysitting growing up. I have a big family, so we’re used to that. But it’s amazing just seeing something that’s your own grow and develop. I’m just in awe. I’m just happy. Most days is laughing and crying at the fact that something like this happened.”
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