Life & Style can report exclusively that Phoenix Suns basketball star Steve Nash and wife Alejandra Amarilla have decided to separate. Life & Style can also report that the couple welcomed their third child, a son named Matteo Nash, on Nov. 12. In an exclusive statement to Life & Style, Steve says:
"I am very thankful and excited that we have a new son, Matteo Nash. 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."
Steve and Alejandra were together for nine years and married in 2005. They have two other children, twin daughters Lola and Bella, who were born in 2004. Steve is best known for winning the NBA Most Valuable Player award twice (2005, 2006) and being a member of the NBA All-Star team seven times.