USMagazine, Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:15am (PST)
Amar'e Stoudemire will forever remember the day he married longtime love Alexis Welch: 12/12/12.
"12.12.12 now has a special & spiritual meaning for us," the New York Knicks basketball player tweeted Wednesday after walking down the aisle with Welch, the mother of his three children, in a secret sunset ceremony in New York City.
The New York Daily News reports that the couple tied the knot on the roofdeck of their apartment in the city's Greenwich Village neighborhood. Their nuptials were attended by just 12 guests -- including their kids -- in keeping with the day's numerical theme.
"They decided to do this because of the date, and they wanted to do something spiritual and private for themselves," an insider told The News, adding that the newlyweds intend to hold a larger ceremony this summer so that Stoudemire's teammates can attend.