Alexis Welch and New York Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire are engaged to be married sometime next year.   The couple will tie the knot after ten years of courtship and welcoming three beautiful children into the world.


“It’s been a whirlwind. I’m so overjoyed. Everyone is calling, wanting to know all of the details. I’m marrying my best friend,” Alexis says of her marriage proposal.

Much like their father, Ar’e,6, Assata,4, and Amar’e Jr.,5, are athletic. “Our oldest daughter dances competitively and cheers for our son’s football team. Our son plays football and basketball. Our youngest is still figuring out her sports,” says Welch.

Although marrying a famous ballplayer worth $100 million has the potential to change many things, Alexis still plans to spend quality time with her children. “They are young, so they still enjoy being with us. So I’m going to enjoy every minute. I’ll take my time and only do things that make sense for our family.”

During her spare time, Alexis will work with the Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation, designed to empower and equip at-risk youth.

Check out more pictures of the Stoudemire family now!

Photos: Randall Tyree/Twitter



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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