New York Knicks ballplayer Amar’e Stoudemire popped the question to girlfriend-turned-fiancée Alexis Welch in Paris on Saturday night. The six-time NBA All-Star surprised his lovely lady with a dinner after spending the day taking a private, historical tour of the city. While overlooking the famed Eiffel Tower lights, Stoudemire proceeded to propose with an 8.5-carat million dollar ring that he personally designed with the help of celebrity jeweler Shayan Afshar. Stoudemire did not waste a second spreading his exciting news, telling People from Paris, “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.” The two have had three children together since they met in 2002 and plan to marry sometime next year.
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