/  12.14.2021

Congratulations are in order for WNBA champion Candace Parker as she just announced that she is married to her wife Anya Petrakova and the two are expecting a baby.

On Tuesday (Dec. 14), the Chicago Sky forward took to Instagram to announce that she was celebrating her two-year anniversary with her wife. She also revealed that the couple was expecting their first child together. “Happy Anniversary Моя жена!” she captioned the post. “2 years ago, I got to marry my best friend in front of our close family and friends. 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.”

According to ESPN, Petrakova played basketball for a national Russian team in the 2021 Summer Olympics. She also competed alongside Parker professionally for UMMC Ekaterinburg. This past summer, Parker led the Chicago Sky to a victory against Pheonix for the franchise to earn their first championship.

The former WNBA MVP shares a child with her ex-husband Sheldon Williams. However, she is excited to grow her family with her new spouse.

“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!” she added in the caption. “You couldn’t be more beautiful! Glowing, while understanding that I have to constantly love, kiss, and talk to your belly AND yes… play JAY-Z for the baby (Goose knows ‘Song Cry’ already by heart!) I can’t wait to embark on this next chapter in life with you!?

Congrats to Parker and her wife on their marriage and pregnancy. Check out her post below.


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