Steve Nash, Alejandra Amarilla Are Getting a Divorce
By Brett Pollakoff
NBA Writer | Follow on Twitter: @BrettEP
and his wife, Alejandra Amarilla, have announced their intention to dissolve their marriage, according to a report
from Life & Style
The timing here is fairly surprising, considering that early Friday morning the couple welcomed into the world their third child (and first son), Matteo Joel Nash. Nash and Amarilla had been together for nine years, and were married in 2005.
"I am very thankful and excited that we have a new son, Matteo Nash," Steve said in a statement to Life & Style
. "Alejandra and the baby are doing fine. But this is a bittersweet moment for my wife and I; after five years, we are now in the process of dissolving our marriage.
"While we have lived separately for the past several months, we remain firmly committed to raising our children in the most positive, nurturing way possible. I want only good things for Ale going forward; right now, I'm focused on ensuring that our children understand how much they're loved and adored by us as they continue to adjust to these changes. I would ask that their privacy, and ours as a family, be respected as we move forward. This will be my only statement on this."
Despite the personal issue, Nash appeared to be in good spirits on Friday night. He had 28 points, seven rebounds, and 14 assists, while leading the Phoenix Suns
to a 103-89 home victory over the Sacramento Kings