WNBA star Candace Parker & wife Anna Petrakova welcome baby boy

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WNBA star Candace Parker and her wife, Anna Petrakova have welcomed a baby boy.

Parker, who plays for the Chicago Sky, announced the birth of their son, Airr, on Instagram over the weekend.

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“We are in absolute love and utter appreciation that Goose chose us. Welcome to the fam SON,” Parker wrote alongside a series of photos featuring the couple with Airr as well as Parker’s 12-year-old daughter, Lailaa from a previous marriage.


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In 2016, Parker won a WNBA championship while playing on the Los Angeles Sparks. She won again in 2021, this time helping bring the Chicago Sky their first Championship win.

Two months after bringing that victory to her hometown, she revealed on Instagram that she and Petrakova – a Russian basketball player – had been married for two years and were expecting their baby boy.

“Thank you for always loving Lailaa as your own, being my calm, my support, my voice of reason, my laughs, my cuddles, my dance in the rain, my happy, my home,” Parker wrote, adding that the family is so excited to have a baby on the way.

“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… I can’t wait to embark on this next chapter in life with you!”

And that journey began on February 11, 2022. Based on the photos, it seems they couldn’t be happier.


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