What a year for Candace Parker.
Now, she and her wife of two years, Anna Petrakova, are expecting a child.
“We’ve always dreamed of growing our family,” Parker wrote in her Instagram post. “It’s surreal that we now have a baby on the way! Lailaa is pumped to be a big sister.”
Parker gave birth to her daughter, Lailaa, in May of 2009 with ex-husband Shelden Williams.
“I have a picture of Lailaa in Minnesota [when Parker won the championship in 2016],” Parker said (h/t Chicago Sun Times). “She’s yelling ‘Mom, we did it!’ I have that picture on my wall in the office. Before I decided to come here, I asked her if it was ok if I came to Chicago. She said, ‘I want another picture like that.’ It’s crazy because she came out to the court again and said ‘We did it.’
“I owe everything I am to her.”
If Parker wins another title, Lailaa and the family will have another person to celebrate with.