Amelia Vega is not only well-known for being Miss Universe 2003, but also because she’s the wife of NBA player Al Horford! He’s currently a center/power forward for the Boston Celtics. Horford also represents the Dominican Republic national team. Al entered the NBA when he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 3rd overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft. Amelia’s hubby played nine seasons with the Hawks before joining the Celtics in 2016.
We’re actually here to talk about Amelia Vega, so PlayerWivesWiki brings you some interesting facts about Al Horford’s wife!
Amelia Vega Polanco was born on November 7, 1984. She’s originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Her parents are Dr. Otto Vega and Patricia Polanco, a former beauty competitor and licensed pilot. Horford’s wife has shown an interest for the arts since she was very young, so she has dabbled into acting and singing. Speaking about music, she’s the niece-in-law of the Grammy Award-winning singer Juan Luis Guerra!
The Dominican lady started modeling from a young age until she became a beauty queen and won the Miss Universe beauty pageant of 2003. Amelia, who’s the first Dominican to be named Miss Universe, at the age of 18 became the youngest winner since 1994 and she’s also the tallest Miss Universe winner in record (6’2’’).
Amelia Vega and Al Horford met several years ago and started dating in 2009. They got married two years later. The couple has two children together: a son named Ean Horford Vega, who was born on February 23, 2015 (happy belated birthday, Ean!), and a daughter, Alía Horford Vega, born on November 27, 2016.
Al’s wife has made an appearance in two films: Homie Spumoni (2006), as Chanice, and The Lost City (2005), as Minerva Eros. Vega is signed to SuperNova Entertainment, and her first CD was released in 2011 with the name “AGUA DULCE”. The beautiful model is also a big-hearted one: she cooperates with at least seven charity foundations!