Al Horford’s wife Amelia Vega was Miss Universe in 2003. That’s a claim that almost no man can actually make about his wife. Can you imagine being at a cocktail party where everyone knows you’ve married one of the few Miss Universe winners? That puts you pretty high on the totem pole.
In a surprise ceremony on Christmas Eve, Al Horford married the 2003 Miss Universe, Amelia Vega. Horford and Vega were married at her Uncle’s home in the Dominican Republic. The DR is the country she represented in the Miss Universe competition. Vega’s uncle also happens to be the famous Juan Luis Guerra, an award winning singer famous in the D.R.
Since the competition, Al Horford’s wife Amelia Vega has moved to the United States, and lives in Miami where she opened a high end clothing boutique and recently recorded her first album. The store is called Essence and it is located in Little Havana. It has a four star rating on Yelp, but on only five total reviews.
Now for the salacious, and unconfirmed, rumors. Prior to marrying Amelia Vega, Al Horford’s girlfriend Stephanie Gonzalez, apparently had reason to think they would be getting married. They had been dating since 2008 and all was good. MediaTakeOut reported that Horford dumped Gonzalez as recently as a week before his new marriage. The wedding ceremony was sprung on guests as a surprise under the guise they were just attending a party. Can you imagine that? I’m guessing some guests thought that Al Horford was still with his ex-girlfriend Stephanie, only to show up for a wedding to another woman. Sure enough, MTO reported that some guests arriving to the party had no idea that Horford and Gonzalez had even broken up and were shocked to watch the wedding occur.
We have no idea how long Gonzalez and Horford were broken up for, but the relationship with Vega is definitely relatively new. If anything further ever comes out, we’ll keep you posted.
Horford and Vega had their first child, a boy, in January of 2015.