Tony Parker is going to be a father, he announced on Twitter Thursday. The San Antonio Spurs player is having a son with his fiancé, French journalist Axelle Francine.
"Hey just wanted to say that I'm very happy today... me and my future Wife going to have a Baby Boy!!!!" He tweeted to his Twitter followers. Fans immediately congratulated the 31-year-old. This will be his first child. Just months ago, in June, Parker made another huge announcement via Twitter.
The indirect announcement came after a fan asked the basketball star about his favorite way to relax after a game, and he replied, “Spend time with my fiancé.” Parker and Francine were first seen together shortly after Parker split with first wife Eva Longoria. Francine is also 31, and she has a master’s degree in information and communication.
Parker married actress Longoria in 2007 and they divorced in 2010. Parker cheated on her with the now-ex-wife of his teammate Brent Barry, and Longoria found out via numerous texts sent to the other woman on Parker’s phone.
“So many people want me to hate him and destroy him, but I don't want to," Longoria told Piers Morgan in her first interview since the split back in 2011. "I want him to be happy. He's not a bad person. I do believe in forgiving and forgetting. There was a reason we were together. I just want to hold on to the good times.”
Since the divorce, Longoria dated actress Penelope Cruz’s brother Eduardo, who is 10 years her junior. They dated for about a year before splitting up last March. However, they were seen just this week kissing in New York, so she may be rekindling their romance.