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Chicago Sky’s Candace Parker expecting a baby with wife Anya Petrakova

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Candace Parker is married, with a child on a way, the WNBA MVP and two-time champion announced via Instagram on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old announced on Tuesday that two years ago she married partner Anya Petrakova – who is currently pregnant with the couple’s child.

“2 years ago, I got to marry my best friend in front of our close family and friends,” she wrote. “To know me or you is to know our love. This journey hasn’t been easy. I am proud of us and what we have built and who we have grown to become both individually and together.

“Thank you for always loving Lailaa as your own, being my calm, my support, my voice of reason, my laughs, my cuddles, my dance in the rain, my happy, my home… Thanks for constantly challenging me and telling me when I’m wrong 🙄. I LOVE YOU🐞 I appreciate you, I value you and what we have.”

Parker then revealed that the couple had always wanted to grow their family and that Parker’s 12-year-old daughter Lailaa is “pumped to be a big sister!”

The Chicago Sky star is coming off of a big year with her hometown team, defeating the Phoenix Mercury in four games in the WNBA Finals.