Six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire has been slapped with a lawsuit by Miami-based beauty Quynn Lovett, who alleges he fathered her daughter last year, the Daily Mail first reported Wednesday.
Stoudemire, 34, who has four children with his wife of five years, Alexis Welch, acknowledges he could be the father of young Zoe Renee, and is paying $4,333 a month in temporary child support as a result.
Lovett, 36, is seeking full custody and permanent child-support payments in the suit. She claims Stoudemire has not been involved in her daughter’s life, nor has he contributed to paying off the $11,000 in hospital bills from the birth.
The ex-Knick responded to Lovett’s allegations by calling the suit “frivolous,” as he had been “informed of his paternity several months after the child was born.” Stoudemire said a child-support payment plan has been in place since Nov. 1.
Though the lawsuit does not disclose the intimate details of Lovett’s relations with Stoudemire, the NBA vet played one season with the Miami Heat after signing with the club in July 2015. He inked a two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem last August.
Married since 2002, Stoudemire and Welch have regularly gushed over each other on social media. In June, the mother of four shared a sweet family photo on Instagram following the Israeli League Championship. Welch also posted a photo from Rockland, N.Y., on Monday with her “#1.”
This isn’t the first time Lovett has gone after Stoudemire. The Massachusetts native originally filed documents in her home state last November, though the case was ultimately dismissed in March.
SOURCE: Jaclyn Hendricks
New York Post