Amar’e Stoudemire Engaged

The City of Light sparkled with the glint of an 8.5-carat diamond engagement ring recently as Alexis Welch accepted basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire’s Paris proposal.

Following a day spent looking at Parisian landmarks, a 360 degree view of the city’s iconic symbols from the seventh floor terrace of the Belle Etoile Royal Suite at the Le Meurice Hotel offered a dramatic backdrop on the night of June 2, 2012 as the Knicks captain slipped a $1 million Shayan Afshar sparkler on his bride-to-be’s ring finger, The New York Post reports.

The happy couple’s 2013 wedding will be the fruition of an off the court courtship which began in 2002 and has brought the pair three bundles of joy over the years– their children Ar’e, Amar’e Jr. and Assata.

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