NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire has married his girlfriend Alexis Watch on Dec. 12 in a small, intimate ceremony. The New York Knicks power forward chose the special 12-12-12 date to marry his longtime love on the rooftop deck of his home in Manhattan.
Stoudemire tweeted a photo of the pair's wedding rings, saying, "I feel blessed." He continued: "12.12.12 now has a special & spiritual meaning for us."
The Knicks star and Watch have dated for over ten years and share three children together. Their special day consisted of just 12 close guests, according to PEOPLE.
The newlyweds then headed to the 12-12-12- Concert for Sandy Relief after their nuptials.
Amare Stoudemire had proposed to Alexis Welch in June. The 30-year-old NBA star player had popped the question to Welch in the romantic city of Paris. Stoudemire proposed June 2 just outside of their penthouse which overlooks the Eiffel Tower.
He presented a huge 8.5 carat diamond ring which he designed himself with celebrity jeweler Shayan Afshar. The ring is reportedly worth a whopping $1 million.
Stoudemire had tweeted his excitement about the engagement: "Paris, the food, & lights were very romantic. When she said yes, it was surreal. I'm still floating. #engaged #blessed."
After his proposal, Stoudemire said in a statement to US Weekly: "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 won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2003 and made six appearances in the NBA All-Star Game.