Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and his fiancee, Mariah Riddlesprigger, announced on social media Saturday they had a baby girl.
The couple named their daughter Eva Brooke. She’s their third child, joining sons Liam, 3, and Maverick, 2.
The post showed a partly redacted photo of little Eva with her big brothers, with the caption: “Welcome Home Eva Brooke Antetokounmpo 🤍 Daddy’s Little Girl and Brother’s Baby Sister.”
It was just this past Monday that the couple revealed the gender of the baby and that they were also engaged, during a news conference raising awareness for National Diaper Need Awareness Week. Riddlesprigger and Antetokounmpo have been together since 2014.
Previously, Riddlesprigger said of the pregnancy: “It’s amazing.”
Antetokounmpo also couldn’t hold in his excitement, saying: “This is exciting … We want to have a big family. I know my two boys are going to be extremely excited to meet their little sister and protect her and spend time with her and play with her and grow up with her.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s future at Milwaukee Bucks uncertain
In late August Giannis Antetokounmpo said that he is not yet willing to sign a new contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Although he is eligible for a three-year extension worth about $173 million, he doesn’t plan to sign one just yet. As he said to The New York Times: “The real question’s not going to be this year—numbers-wise it doesn’t make sense. But next year, next summer it would make more sense for both parties. Even then, I don’t know.”
With the Greek Freak going on the record on this matter, the possibility of him leaving the Bucks can’t be ignored.
“I don’t want to be 20 years on the same team and [not] win another championship,” he told The New York Times.
He added: “I would not be the best version of myself if I don’t know that everybody’s on the same page, everybody’s going for a championship, everybody’s going to sacrifice time away from their family like I do. And if I don’t feel that, I’m not signing,” he said in speaking to The New York Times.
Antetokounmpo is looking beyond basketball and has an increased focus on business investments with his brothers.
Last week he and his brothers announced their decision to invest in iconic Greek wine companies.
Hellenic Wineries and Boutari Winery are Greek wine companies with over a century of history, and the Antetokounmpo brothers have decided to invest in a ten percent share.
“Together, we aspire to present Greece’s exceptional products to wine lovers and around the world, paving the way for economic development as well as cultural exchanges,” reads the joint statement.