By Jenna Lemoncelli
Candace Parker has a lot to celebrate.
After she brought a WNBA championship to her hometown of Chicago last season, Parker announced Tuesday that her wife Anna Petrakova is pregnant with their first child.
“We’ve always dreamed of growing our family…. it’s surreal that we now have a baby on the way! Lailaa is pumped to be a big sister!” Parker, 35, wrote in her caption.
Parker has a 12-year-old daughter, Lailaa, from a previous marriage with former Duke product and NBA player Shelden Williams.
The Chicago Sky captain announced the news on the couple’s second wedding anniversary, and debuted Petrakova’s baby bump in various photos.
The expectant mom held her belly in one photo, with Parker’s daughter cradling Petrakova’s bump in another snap.
Parker also shared photos from the couple’s wedding, which appeared to have taken place at a beach location.
“Happy Anniversary Моя жена! 2 years ago, I got to marry my best friend in front of our close family and friends,” the two-time WNBA champion wrote in her caption. “My heart could have exploded. I cried like a baby…. To know me or you is to know our love. This journey hasn’t been easy. I am proud of us and what we have built and who we have grown to become both individually and together.”
Petrakova, 37, is a former pro basketball player. She was part of the Russia women’s national team that placed fourth at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Source: New York Post