Amar’e Stoudemire gets engaged

    Amar’e Stoudemire is ready to settle down with his babymama!

    The New York Knicks player popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Alexis Welch in Paris.

    Although he had been dating Ciara for a bit within the last couple of years, Amar’e and Alexis have been together on-and-off since about 2002. They have three kids together.

    Amar’e proposed to Alexis overlooking the Eiffel Tower with an 8.5-carat ring that he designed. "I have been planning my proposal for a while and overlooking the entire Paris skyline seemed like a perfect place," he said in a statement. "I am so happy she said ‘Yes’ and now we can continue to build our life together as husband and wife."

    He added, "I wanted to design the right ring for her. I am having a great time looking over and seeing the engagement ring on her finger now."

    The NBA player stated on Facebook that he was so happy that she accepted his proposal that he actually got a little misty-eyed. 

    "I’m still floating," he said on Facebook. "It’s great to allow someone, you truly trust and know, to take care of your heart. We have been deeply in love with each other for longer than most marriages last."



    —Sonya Eskridge




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