Giannis Antetokounmpo and Mariah Riddlesprigger

Mariah Riddlesprigger Reveals Fiancée Giannis Antetokounmpo Wants 10 Kids!

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By Melanie VanDerveer on October 24, 2023 at 5:00 PM EDT

NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo could have his own basketball team in the future if he gets his way about how many children he has with fiancée Mariah Riddlesprigger. She recently revealed during an Instagram Live that Antetokounmpo "would have 10 if he could!"

Riddlesprigger went Live on IG on Monday night to talk about motherhood, the kickoff to their annual diaper drive, and of course, life with Antetokounmpo.

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Mariah Riddlesprigger Talk Motherhood And More Kids During Instagram Live

Mariah Riddlesprigger
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During an Instagram Live with Milwaukee with Kids, Riddlesprigger shared details of parenting three young children with the Milwaukee Bucks star, as he was in the background making comments and jokes. He also dropped into the chat during the Live a few times to leave funny comments about what his fiancée was talking about.

The couple recently welcomed their third child, first girl, Eva Brooke Antetokounmpo. They are also parents to two sons, Liam, 3 and Maverick, 2.

"We want a large family. I don't think we're done," Riddlesprigger said. "We're definitely not done." She also made it a point to reveal how many kids her fiancé wants.

"Giannis would have 10 if he could," she said. "But I think five or six the most." Antetokounmpo then yelled from the other room, "Five? You said seven!"

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As for plans to get married, that's in the works for the future, but she won't release too many details.

"We already feel like we've been married," she said. "A lot more people are excited that yes we will be getting married eventually."

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The Two Sides Of Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Riddlesprigger said there are two sides to Antetokounmpo - the basketball side and the non-basketball side.

"The basketball Giannis, we know his routines and follow his routine and I try to make his life easier. And with the boys and Eva just trying to surround him with as much love when he's not on the court because he has so much stress and everything going on there," Riddlesprigger said.

"And then on the other side is fun Giannis, which people get glimpses of here and there. It's really awesome both ways. The season is a little more stressful, a bit more organized. We have our routines; we have our days. Then the off season, when he does have breaks, it's just a really good time. We have a really good time together. It's just so much fun. He's really funny, so it's a good time."

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Both Riddlesprigger and Antetokounmpo share both sides - basketball and non-basketball - moments of their lives on social media. They often share photos and videos of their family life on Instagram.

Antetokounmpo shared some big basketball news on Instagram on Monday afternoon. After a lot of wondering if and when he will recommit to the Bucks, Monday was the day. The NBA star signed a three-year maximum contract extension worth $186 million.

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Milwaukee fans were more than ready for that news.

"Let’s goooooo. Let’s win some more rings. Glad you’re here to stay, ??" one fan wrote. Another added, "All hail the Milwaukee king!!!?"

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The BIG Giveback Annual Donation Drive Just Kicked Off

For both Riddlesprigger and Antetokounmpo, giving back to their community is important.

Riddlesprigger started the annual drive after the couple welcomed their second son in 2021, realizing how expensive it is to have two children in diapers at the same time. To celebrate Maverick's arrival, the couple put on Maverick's Diaper Mission in collaboration with Milwaukee Diaper Mission.

Since then, the event has become the annual BIG Give Back, and the couple helps out with the cause each year.

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"There's no way I can help the whole world, but you can start somewhere," Riddlesprigger said at a news conference, according to Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "I think this is where we start and we continue to build and help as many people as we possibly can."

Antetokounmpo added, "There's a lot of families out there that are in need of diapers. My family was one of them. It was hard. Growing up, I didn't understand all the sacrifices people have to make in order for them to raise their kids."

The BIG Give Back runs Oct. 23 through Nov. 3 this year, and you don't have to be in Milwaukee to donate. Visit the website for more information.

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