New York Knicks player Amare Stoudemire popped the question to his longtime love, Alexis Welch in Paris (June 2). The happy couple have three children together.
“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 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 after Stoudemire was drafted with the Phoenix Suns. They plan to wed in 2013.