Who Is Axelle Francine? NBA Player Tony Parker Announces Engagement To French Woman

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Although Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs lost the NBA finals last week to the Miami Heat, the 31-year-old still deserves congratulations: He's getting married again, to French journalist Axelle Francine.

The indirect announcement came Thursday when 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 amid cheating allegations. 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.”

She admitted to being heartbroken afterward, however. “I was not eating. I was depressed. I was sad. My diet was coffee,” Longoria said.

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. 

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