Candace Nicole Parker was born on April 19, 1986, in Los Angeles, California. She is a professional basketball player in the Women’s National Basketball Association for the Chicago Sky (WNBA). Parker’s primary positions are forward and center. Parker signed long-term endorsement deals with Adidas and Gatorade after being selected in the WNBA Draft. Parker has started working as an analyst and commentator for Turner Sports in 2018, covering NBA games. Her family indeed enjoyed basketball, just a tad more than the rest. Naturally, she started playing at a young age. In the 1970s, her father was a basketball player at the University of Iowa. The Parker family were also staunch Chicago Bulls supporters through thick and thin. Candace was worried that she wouldn’t match her father and brother’s level of play, so she concentrated on soccer. Her family didn’t persuade her to play basketball until she was in eighth grade. Her father assisted her in both coaching and criticism.
Parker was named to People’s list of the 100 Most Beautiful People in the World. Parker married Shelden Williams, a Duke University basketball star who also played in the NBA, on November 13, 2008. Lailaa Nicole Williams is the couple’s daughter, but they separated in 2016. She has revealed on the 14th of December this year that she’s expecting a baby with her wife, whom she married in 2019!
Anna Viktorovna Petrakova, a professional basketball player from Russia, was born on December 4, 1984. She was a member of the fourth-placed Russian women’s national basketball team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won the Women’s EuroCup in 2011–12. The couple appears to try living a very private life, which is why fans were completely unaware of their marriage until it was revealed! Parker thanked Petrakova for “loving Lailaa as your own” in an Instagram post and also revealed that Petrakova is expecting the couple’s first child.
The Big Instagram Reveal:
“Happy Anniversary Моя женa!” Parker revealed her beautiful wife, pregnant, to the world on Instagram. Candace Parker is overjoyed to be a mother of two, as she had hoped to expand their family. She claims that she married her best friend in front of their close family and friends two years ago. She remembers being so nervous on their wedding day that she could feel her heart exploding. Candace Parker recalls sobbing uncontrollably. She declares to the world than knowing the couple entails knowing their love.
She went on to explain how proud she is of what they’ve accomplished together because their love hasn’t even shown the slightest hints of being easy. Sure, everyone goes through hardships, but being closeted and wanting for your life to remain private when you’re a big star, is hard.
Candace and Anna have blossomed as a couple and as individuals. With glimpses from her wedding, she showed the world their beautiful celebration of love. Candace’s first daughter, Lailaa, expressed her joy at the prospect of becoming a big sister, saying the family is “extremely blessed” to be embarking on this new adventure.
Candace Parker publicly comes out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, receiving tons of support and heart eyes from fans worldwide. People swooned over the adorable couple and wished them well for the new baby on the way.
Candace Parker has a net worth of about 5 million dollars, some of which she’s recently been earning via endorsements of brands like Kellogg Co., JBL Audio, Adidas AG, NBA 2K, Gatorade, Mixed Chicks, Pro last, Beats By Dre. In her freshman year, Parker was monikered Rookie of the Year and helped her team win the 2006 SEC tournament championship. Throughout her college life, Parker averaged 19.4 points. She played overseas, representing her team in Turkey, Russia, and China.