Stunning Woman Behind Amar’e Stoudemire
Stunning Woman Behind Amar’e Stoudemire, His fiancee, Alexis Welch, has been with the NBA’s $100 million man since they were teens.New York Knicks’ captain Amar’e Stoudemire has been considered something of a player–both on and off the court. He’s been linked to singer Ciara, among other beauties, so fans got a big surprise when he tweeted from Paris: “When she said yes, it was surreal. I’m still floating. #engaged.” The lucky lady is Alexis Welch, who he met back in 2002 when he was only 19 years old and playing for the Phoenix Suns.
The two met at a nightclub after a Nelly concert. They hit it off instantly. He was a recent NBA draft pick and she an accomplished high school athlete who excelled at volleyball, basketball, and track. Welch tells the New York Post, “We were both really young, so we went to a lot of movies. I would make him dinner, and we would just spend time together.”
Although the pair have three children together, the 6’11″ hoops star had yet to make it official and has been quiet about his love life–despite speculation by the media. Stoudemire changed all that on June 3. He popped the question with a stunning eight-and-a-half carat rock in their hotel suite overlooking the Eiffel Tower. “There were rose petals leading to a balcony with a 365-degree view of Paris,” Welch tells the Post. “He had an acoustic-guitar player. He had a saxophonist. This is another side of Amar’e that people don’t get to see.”