Tony Parker and his fiancee Axelle Francine have just announced that they have a baby boy on the way. This will be the first child that the couple have together. Tony Parker has been dating Francine, a French journalist, since 2011.
Before he started dating Francine, Parker was married to actress Eva Longoria, which got both of them much recognition, and media coverage. Parker, and Longoria, the former Desperate Housewives star, split up in 2010 after a public sexting scandal between Parker and Erin Barry, the wife of his former teammate Brent Barry.
Tony Parker just announced that he's gonna have a baby. This little guy will have a legendary dad
— ⚡Tristan⚡ (@FrogsEater) October 31, 2013
Like Francine, Parker is also a native of France. He is a basketball all-star who has been playing in the NBA for 12 years, and has enjoyed much success, including multiple NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs throughout his career. Parker led his teams to the NBA finals as recently as last year, where they lost to the Miami Heat in a fierce fight that went to game 7.
Tony Parker released the news about his baby over twitter, through his incredible excitement to be a dad for the first time. He announced that he was very happy, and then immediately told everyone why. Parker seems to be excited about the fact that he is a boy too; could we see his son in the NBA someday?
Hey just wanted to say that I'm very happy today... me and my future Wife going to have a Baby Boy!!!!
— Tony Parker (@tonyparker) October 31, 2013
He introduced his followers to the big news on Thursday, October 31. He seems to enjoy releasing big news on twitter, since he also nonchalantly announced that he was engaged to Francine over twitter as well.
He told his followers that he likes to spend time with his fiancee after games, when asked during a Q&A, as a brand ambassador for Tissot, a Swiss watch company. The news of their engagement was revealed in June.
Tony Parker and his fiancee Axelle Francine are both 31-years-old, and are excited about having their first child together.