New dad Steve Nash announces divorce

Arizona: Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash said the he and his wife, Alejandra, who gave birth to their son on Friday, are in the process of a divorce.

Nash said in a statement to Life and Style Magazine that he and his wife have lived separately for several months but remain committed to bringing up their children "in the most positive, nurturing way possible."

The couple, who had been together for several years when they married in 2005, also have 6-year-old twin daughters, Lola and Bella.

"I want only good things for Ale going forward," Nash said. "I`m focused on ensuring that our children understand how much they`re adored and loved by us as they continue to adjust to these changes.

"I would ask that their privacy, and ours as a family, be respected as we move forward. This will be my only statement on this."

The Suns announced Matteo Nash`s birth in a news release Friday.

Nash, a 36-year-old Canadian, scored 28 points and 14 assists in the Suns` 103-89 victory over Sacramento, then left the locker room before reporters were allowed in afterward.

Bureau Report

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