New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire and his wife, Alexis, announced that they are expecting their fourth child.
“We’re blessed that we were able to extend our family,” Stoudemire told People Magazine.
“We’re both huge on having a nice size family. It was something we’ve been talking about for a while. It happened naturally and at the right time so it all worked out.”
The couple were married on Dec. 12 and they already have three children together — Ar’e, 7; Amar’e Jr.; 6, and Assata, 4.
“They’re very, very excited,” Alexis Stoudemire said. “They just keep guessing if it’s a boy or a girl.”
She called her pregnancy “perfect timing,” adding that she has experienced some morning sickness, but overall, “can’t complain!”
The couple were married in an intimate ceremony of 12 guests on the roof deck of their NYC apartment. "It was beautiful to have a private ceremony with close family and friends,” the Amar’e Stoudemire told People magazine.
“I planned it; I wanted to have something that was more spiritual where we could really understand what being married means. It was a great way to end 2012.”
The children participated in the ceremony. “That was very important to us. It’s something they’ll always remember,” his wife said.
After marrying in December, Stoudemire the couple are also planning an “extravagant Cinderella wedding” this summer.
“Hopefully we’ll bring home a championship and we’ll celebrate with a wedding after that!” he said.