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Theballerlife.com would like to congratulate former NBA star Glen Rice and his long time girlfriend Tia Santoro on making it official and tying the knot in Miami, Florida.
Page Six reports:
NBA legend Glen Rice married his baby-mama Tia Santoro on Thursday despite their troubled past.
The happy-again couple had a rehearsal dinner at the Four Seasons in Miami on Wednesday and tied the knot at the chic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Page Six has learned.
The bride — who is the operations manager for her new husband’s company, Glen Rice Basketball — wore a Monique Lhuillier gown. Former Chicago Bulls star and NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen was among the guests.
Back in 2011, it was reported that Rice, who also played for the Lakers and the Heat during his illustrious career, demanded in legal papers a test to prove he was really the father of then-8-month-old Bella before signing off on child-support agreements. He and Santoro had been living together for a year.
Then, after they broke up that same year, Santoro went to their home in Coral Gables, Fla., to collect her things. But when Rice allegedly refused to let her inside, she called police and an officer accompanied her to the house. Rice was cooperative, the cops said, and the couple reconciled later that year.
Santoro wasn’t Rice’s first tumultuous relationship. ESPN reported in 2008 that he was arrested after police said he beat up a man he found hiding in the closet of his estranged wife, Cristina Rice, who went on to star in a season of “The Real Housewives of Miami.”
Congratulations to the happy couple.
Photo Source/Credit: Glen Rice