Steve Nash separates after the birth of his son

Just hours after the birth of his third child, he announced he was separating from his wife after five years of marriage.

Alejandra Amarilla gave birth to a baby boy named Matteo Joel Nash, on Friday.

“I am very thankful and excited that we have a new son, Matteo Nash. Alejandra and the baby are doing fine. But this is a bittersweet moment for my wife and I; after five years, we are now in the process of dissolving our marriage. While we have lived separately for the past several months, we remain firmly committed to raising our children in the most positive, nurturing way possible. I want only good things for Ale going forward; right now, I’m focused on ensuring that our children understand how much they’re loved and adored by us as they continue to adjust to these changes. I would ask that their privacy, and ours as a family, be respected as we move forward. This will be my only statement on this,” Nash said in a statement.

The two have been together for nine years and got married in 2005. They are also parents to twin daughters Lola and Bella, who were born in 2004.