Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash (left) and Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (right) fight for he ball.

PHOENIX — Steve Nash has announced that he and wife Alejandra are in the process of a divorce.

The Phoenix Suns' point guard and two-time NBA most valuable player revealed the situation in a statement Saturday, a day after the birth of the couple's son, Matteo.

He said in the statement to Life & Style Magazine that he and his wife have lived separately for several months but remain firmly committed to raising their children "in the most positive, nurturing way possible."

The couple, together for nine years and married since 2005, also has 6-year-old twin daughters, Lola and Bella.

"I want only good things for Ale going forward," Nash said. "I'm focused on ensuring that our children understand how much they're adored and loved 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."

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