Former NBA All Star Amar’e Stoudemire, who’s been married to the mother of his four children since 2012, is being sued by a Miami area woman who claims he fathered a little girl last year, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
Quynn Lovett, 36, is asking a Florida judge to officially declare that Stoudemire is indeed the father of a little girl named Zoe Renee. Lovett also wants permanent child support as well as full custody, the paperwork shows.
Stoudemire has admitted in his response to the complaint that he knows about Zoe and the possibility he is the father.
A native of Massachusetts, Lovett claims in her complaint Stoudemire has not been involved with the child, has not visited and hasn’t paid any of her maternity bills, which she estimated to be around $11,000.
Stoudemire, 34, claims in court papers he has been giving the little girl’s mother a monthly stipend for the child and paid her legal bills.
Calling her lawsuit ‘frivolous,’ the 6-foot-10 Florida native countered that he was ‘informed of his paternity several months after the child was born’ and has been paying Lovett ‘various amounts,’ including $22,500 in legal bills.
Stoudemire claims he established regular child support payments on Nov. 1, 2016 although the amount wasn’t revealed in the court papers.
The file bears no details about Stoudemire’s relationship with Lovett.
Until June 2016, Stoudemire was a bench player with the Miami Heat and the woman lived in a luxury high-rise just north of Miami Beach.
Records in Lovett’s native Massachusetts also show she originally sued Stoudemire in Middlesex County in November 2016. The case was dismissed in March, and she filed in Florida a month later.
Neither Lovett nor Stoudemire responded to calls for comment. And neither Lovett’s lawyer nor Stoudemire’s would comment on these allegations.