Steve Nash, wife to file for divorce

Posted by on November 13th, 7:25 pm

A day after Steve Nash’s third child and first son was born, Nash and his wife, Alejandra Amarilla, announced that they are planning on dissolving their marriage.

Here is the statement printed by The Arizona Republic via Life & Style Magazine:

“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.”

Nash and Alejandra are also the parents to twin 6-year-old girls, Lola and Bella.

Nash did not speak to reporters after his spectacular performance in Friday’s win over the Kings and did not want to comment on the birth of his son beyond a press release sent out by the Suns Friday afternoon. According to The Associated Press, the Suns’ TV and radio broadcasts of the game were under orders not to mention the birth.

Nash’s parents and siblings were on hand for Friday’s game in what must be an incredibly difficult time for the star point guard balancing the emotions of joy stemming from the birth with the pain that inevitably results from a divorce.

Michael Schwartz founded ValleyoftheSuns in October 2008 and is the owner/editor emeritus of the site. He is currently working toward his MBA in sports business at San Diego State University.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jake // Nov 13, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    So…does anyone expect Matteo Nash to be in a Suns uniform in 20 years?

  • 2 HankS // Nov 15, 2010 at 6:26 am

    I’m trying hard not to be judgmental, but do you really have to start divorcing your wife two days after she gave birth to your son? Wasn’t there at least a more tactful way to go about it? This is the first time Steve Nash has ever done anything I feel deep down uncomfortable about. Of course, I don’t know the details (and I don’t really want to know them), but I was naive enough to imagine Steve Nash was the one NBA player not to do things like this…

  • 3 george // Nov 16, 2010 at 7:34 am

    1. it didnt say who filed for the split
    2. you dont want the details…dont comment
    3. you should say you sorry for what you said about nash

  • 4 Monica // Nov 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Now we know why!!! She was having an affair with TONY PARKER! What is she doing?

  • 5 JohnC // Mar 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    HankS infuriated me with his boneheaded remark…jumping to judgement. What a fool!

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