MIAMI — Former Miami Heat player Amar’e Stoudemire has a lot on his plate.
Last month he retired from basketball, and now he’s settled a messy paternity lawsuit brought against him in Fort Lauderdale by a former mistress.
Seven months ago, Quynn Lovett asked a judge to confirm Stoudemire’s paternity of her 1-year-old daughter Zoe Renee. Now the embarrassing case has been resolved, but the settlement is confidential.
“The terms [of the settlement] are confidential. I can’t comment,” said Stoudemire’s lawyer, Robin Buckner.
Lovett, 36, had made a big ask of 34-year-old Stoudemire who’s been married to Alexis Welch, the mother of his four children since 2012.
Lovett asked for both permanent child support and full custody of the child who was conceived during the 2015-2016 NBA season when Stoudemire played for the Heat.
Before the settlement, Stoudemire was coughing up $4,333 a month in temporary child support for the little girl, but Lovett said the checks weren’t always showing up.
In his defense, Stoudemire said that he was only “informed of his paternity several months after the child was born.”
Lovett had a good reason to keep it hush, hush. According to court documents, she only made $2,983 in 2016 until the former bruiser started sending her checks. She’s unemployed and plans to stay that way because she wants to focus on raising the child.
Nice work, if you can get it.