SMH. Some of you athletes just looooooove heightening stereotypes, eh?
Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire reportedly had an affair outside of his marriage that produced a baby girl last year with a woman in Miami, FL, according to The Daily Mail.
Quynn Lovett, 36, wants a Florida judge to officially declare that Stoudemire is the father of the child named Zoe Renee.
Stoudemire has admitted in his response to the complaint that he knows about Zoe and the possibility he is the father. A native of Massachusetts, Lovett claims in her complaint Stoudemire has not been involved with the child, has not visited and hasn’t paid any of her maternity bills, which she estimated to be around $11,000. Stoudemire, 34, claims in court papers he has been giving the little girl’s mother a monthly stipend for the child and paid her legal bills. Calling her lawsuit ‘frivolous,’ the 6-foot-10 Florida native countered that he was ‘informed of his paternity several months after the child was born’ and has been paying Lovett ‘various amounts,’ including $22,500 in legal bills. Stoudemire claims he established regular child support payments on Nov. 1, 2016 although the amount wasn’t revealed in the court papers. The file bears no details about Stoudemire’s relationship with Lovett. Until June 2016, Stoudemire was a bench player with the Miami Heat and the woman lived in a luxury high-rise just north of Miami Beach. Records in Lovett’s native Massachusetts also show she originally sued Stoudemire in Middlesex County in November 2016. The case was dismissed in March, and she filed in Florida a month later. Neither Lovett nor Stoudemire responded to calls for comment. And neither Lovett’s lawyer nor Stoudemire’s would comment when contacted by DailyMail.com.
TSK, TSK, TSK!