Dominican professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA, Al Horford’s wife is the former Miss Universe Amelia Vega.
Horford played college basketball for the University of Florida. He was the starting center on the Florida Gators teams that won back-to-back NCAA national championships in 2006 and 2007.
Later, Al was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He played for the Hawks for nine seasons and then joined the Celtics in 2016. Horford also represents the Dominican Republic national team.
About Amelia Vega
Amelia was born on November 7, 1984. Her father, Otto Vega, is a general medical practitioner and her mother, Patricia Polanco Álvarez, is a licensed Pilot. Patricia has also held the national title for representing Dominican Republic in Miss Wolrd Pageant. Amelia’s uncle, Juan Luis Guerra, is a Grammy Award winning singer.
Coming from such amazing family, Amelia was sure to build a career for herself. She is a well known actress, singer, model, and beauty queen. She became the first Dominican woman to be named Miss Universe, in 2003. Amelia has graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Santo Domingo.
She moved to New York in the apartment she gifted by Donald Trump. It was a part of prize package of the Miss Universe title she won.
Social work by the lady
After becoming Miss Universe in 2003, Amelia has traveled extensively and worked with various organizations. She has particularly worked a lot with HIV/AIDS organizations like the Global Health Council, Cable Positive, amfAR, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and God’s Love We Deliver. She acted as the celebrity spokesperson for all these organizations.
Career and Business
Vega has appeared on the cover of several magazines. Be it local magazines from her country like Mujer Unica and Oh! Magazine or international biggies like Cosmopolitan, Caras, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and Selecta, Amelia has rocked in all of them!
After some time in modelling, Vega tried her hands in the singing filed too. She debuted as a singer with her uncle Juan Luis Guerra in Madison Square Garden and American Airline’s Arena. She also performed the video of “Mi corazoncito” of Dominican bachata music group Aventura.
Amelia also sometimes works as a host various shows. She has hosted the reality TV show Voces de America. the show aired on Telemundo Network. Vega also hosted several editions of Festival Presidente and Suegras, a reality show broadcast in the US and Latin America. In 2010, she hosted the Mexican reality show Segunda Oportunidad.
Amelia had big dreams and she didn’t stop at this. She also gave a shot in acting in 2005 when she debuted in the film The Lost City. She also owns two Boutiques in Miami, Florida named “Essence By Amelia Vega”.
Horford and Amelia
The couple dated for nearly two years before deciding to get married. They rang the wedding bells on December 24, 2011.
They had their first child, a son, on February 23, 2015. Ean Horford Vega was the name given to the boy. The couple is expecting another child, a daughter in the fall of 2016. Exciting!