Tony Parker, Fiancee Axelle Francine Expecting Baby Boy
Tony Parker is going to be a dad! The 31-year-old San Antonio Spurs player is expecting his first child with fiancee Axelle Francine.
Parker shared the happy baby news on Twitter Thursday, Oct. 31. "Hey just wanted to say that I'm very happy today," he wrote. "Me and my future Wife going to have a Baby Boy!!!!"
The French athlete and French journalist have been dating since 2011. Parker hinted they were engaged on Twitter in June 2013, while answering a fan's question about how he likes to unwind during a game. "Spend time with my fiance," he tweeted.
Parker was previously married to actress Eva Longoria. The two split in 2010 after three years of marriage following a public sexting scandal between Parker and Erin Barry, the wife of his former teammate Brent Barry.
Longoria and Parker's divorce was finalized in 2011. Since then, the 38-year-old Desperate Housewives actress has dated baseball hunk Mark Sanchez, reality star Ernesto Arguello and musician Eduardo Cruz.
During an interview on Access Hollywood Live in September 2013, Longoria said she doesn't feel the need to get married again or have children. "I've been married twice. Been there, done that!" she quipped. (Longoria was also previously married to General Hospital actor Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004.)
"I'm not one of those women who are like, 'I must procreate!'" she added. "I think kids are a product of love. So if you find the right person and you want to have a family with that person, then that's when the time is right. But...if I'm 50 and single, I'm not going to go do it myself."