LOVE: Stoudemire proposing to Alexis Welch
BASKETBALL STAR Amar'e Stoudemire has announced that he got married to long-term girlfriend in New York earlier this week.
The New York Knicks player took to Twitter to reveal that he got hitched to Alexis Welch on Wednesday [Dec 12], posting an intimate photograph of their wedding bands.
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The 30-year-old father of three, who is of Jewish faith, was said to have celebrated their union in a “tiny ceremony on his Manhattan apartment rooftop”, attended by a select group of family members and friends.
Plans of a bigger ceremony are rumoured to be taking place next year.
Several of Stoudemire’s fans shared their congratulations on the social networking, with one writing: “WOW! ! Those are some beautiful rings!!!! God bless! [sic]”
Another simply added: “Aww...sweet! :)”
In the past Stoudemire has been romantically linked to US singer Ciara, who was spotted at several of his games in 2011.
Their alleged romance ended last last summer.