Who is Candace Parker's wife? Basketball player Anna Petrakova is pregnant
WNBA star Candace Parker recently took to Instagram to announce that her wife Anna Petrakova is pregnant with their first child. Parker was previously married to former Duke product and NBA player Shelden Williams and has a 12-year-old daughter -- Lailaa -- with him.
“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, who brought a WNBA championship to her hometown of Chicago last season, wrote in her caption. "Happy Anniversary Моя жена! 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. 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… Thanks for constantly challenging me and telling me when I’m wrong I LOVE YOU I appreciate you, I value you and what we have," Parker wrote 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!" Parker, a professional basketball player who now represents the Chicago Sky of the Women's National Basketball Association, continued, concluding with a quote from 'The Alchemist': “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
Who is Anna Petrakova?
Anna Viktorovna Petrakova was born on December 4, 1984, and is a Russian professional basketball player. She was part of the Russia women's national basketball team. Petrakova is known for winning the 2011–12 EuroCup Women with Dynamo Kursk and the 2012–13 EuroLeague Women and the 2013 FIBA Europe SuperCup Women with UMMC Ekaterinburg.
Congratulatory messages flooded Parker's Instagram post after her surprising revelation. "so beautiful!! Happy anniversary and congratulations!!!" one user user. "I am crying all over again! You three (soon to be four!) make my heart soooo full… love you ! Happy anniversary.. and @petrarulove working on our… now as I type," wrote another user. Retired American professional basketball player Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton wrote, "Happy Anniversary!! Can’t wait to meet the new addition to the family!!! PS: them damn sparklers at your wedding about took us all out lol"