Alexis Welch: Engaged to Amar'e Stoudemire!

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Amar'e Stoudemire may not be able to co-exist successfully with Carmelo Anthony on the basketball court, but the power forward hopes things are different between him and Alexis Welch.

Because the couple is now engaged!

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The Knicks star Tweeted confirmation this week that he proposed to Welch - who he met way back in 2002 and who is the mother of his three children - on June 3 during a vacation in Paris.

"There were rose petals leading to a balcony with a 365-degree view of Paris," Welch tells The New York Post. "He had an acoustic-guitar player. He had a saxophonist. This is another side of Amar'e that people don't get to see."

Added Stoudemire, who popped the major question with a 8.5 carat ring: "When she said yes, it was surreal. I'm still floating. #engaged."

The baller was linked in late 2010 to Amber Rose and has also been a rumored love interest of Ciara. But now that he's set to settle down, only one question remains: Will the Knicks ever contend for a title again?!?

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