This is straight telenovela material here!!!
Over the weekend, Al Horford married fellow Dominican and ex-Miss Universe Amelia Polanco in a beautiful Christmas Eve ceremony in the D.R. The wedding took place at Amelia’s uncle’s house, who happens to be world renowned singer Juan Luis Gerra and looks like it was quite the classy affair.
There’s just one problem: they were both engaged to other people when they met.
Vega was engaged to be married to long time beau Rollan Alzerreca while the Atlanta Hawks center was planning a wedding with fiance named Stefanie.
We aren’t sure how much Stefanie knew about the affair but we do know that Rollan, who helped fund Amelia’s music career, found emails between his beloved and her now new husband on her computer!! And just to make matters worse, it seems that it was Mr. Alzerreca himself who introduced Amelia to Al!!
Further rumors claim that Amelia is currently with child and that is the reason for the shot-gun wedding.
Yikes! Here are Al and his ex-fiance, who he was with for almost three years at an NBA All-Star even in Dallas last year.
Whatever the situation is, Al’s mom Arelis Reynoso seems pretty happy about her son’s nuptials. Here’s what she told one Spanish-language paper about her new daughter-in-law:
“Amelita has a very real perception of life. There’s nothing frivolous or trivial about this. She is a Christian and very confident, with impressive values. With her I just gained the daughter I never had. And even though they surprised us with news of the wedding, we’re all very happy because they will have a home filled with love.”
Sounds good. If nothing else, they look like a happy couple. Flip through for more pics from Al and Amelia’s wedding and other pics of the happy couple.