Amar’e is getting married… Who is the lucky lady?
Details On Amar’e Stoudemire’s Future Wife Alexis Welch
We know you want to know more about her, so we’ve compiled a few fun facts from a recent interview.
For starters, Alexis Welch is 29, a self-proclaimed “hands-on mother” who has been living in Miami. She was too shy to say hi to Beyoncé on the Met Costume Institute Gala red carpet last month; and loves the guacamole at Dos Caminos and shopping at Intermix.
And now, after Stoudemire’s surprise proposal, the Kansas City native is gathering their young troops, daughters Ar’e, 6, and Assata, 4, and son Amar’e Jr., 5, and prepping for the move to the Big Apple next month — and all of the madness that will no doubt ensue. (As for the wedding itself, the couple is still figuring out a date for 2013.)
“It’s been a whirlwind. I’m so overjoyed,” Welch tells The Post in her first interview.
“Everyone is calling, wanting to know all of the details. I’m marrying my best friend.”
Indeed, when she talks about Stoudemire, her words are punctuated by such dreamy sighs, one would think she had just started dating him last week. But the pair met in October 2002 at an after-party for a Nelly show in Phoenix.
Stoudemire — fresh out of high school — had been newly drafted by the Phoenix Suns. Welch had been living in the desert city, and attended high school there as a three-sport star in basketball, track and volleyball.
“Since we were both 19, they put us in a private room in the back of the club. He was wearing a Kansas City Chiefs Joe Montana jersey,” says Welch. “I’m originally from there, so we started talking about Montana when he played there.”
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