New York Knicks player and six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire proposed to the mother of his three children, Alexis Welch, on Saturday in Paris.
Stoudemire Tweeted Sunday, “Paris, the food, & lights were very romantic. When she said yes, it was surreal. I’m still floating. #engaged #blessed” with a photo of himself and his new fiancee at dinner.
“I have been planning my proposal for a while and overlooking the entire Paris skyline seemed like a perfect place. I am so happy she said ‘yes,’ and now we can continue to build our life together as husband and wife,” Stoudemire told People from Paris.
According to People, Stoudemire, 29, designed the 8.5-carat radiant-cut ring, worth more than $1 million, with Los Angeles-based celebrity jeweler Shayan Afshar. The setting has 3.50 carats of flawless diamonds set in 18-carat white gold.
The couple met in 2002 and have three children together. They plan to get married next year.