Meet Al Horford’s Wife, Amelia Vega Who Was Once Miss Universe

  • Amelia Vega is the wife of Al Horford, the NBA star. Born on November 7, 1984, she is 39 years old as of 2024. Amelia is a former beauty Queen who was crowned Miss World in 1994. She got married to Al in 2011, and they are now blessed with five kids. 

    Although Amelia is best known in some quarters as the wife of Al, she is also a very famous individual in her own right. She attracted public attention thanks to her career as a former model, beauty queen, actress, singer, and writer. Beyond all she has achieved and her husband’s status, here is all there is to know about her.

    Summary of Amelia Vega’s Bio

    • Full name: Amelia Vega Polanco
    • Gender: Female
    • Date of birth: November 7, 1984
    • Amelia Vega’s Age:  39 years old
    • Ethnicity: Anglo-Cuban, Lebanese ethnicity
    • Nationality: Dominican Republic
    • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
    • Sexual Orientation: Straight
    • Religion: Christianity
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Amelia Vega’s Husband: Al Horford
    • Amelia Vega’s Children: Ean Horford Vega, Ava Horford Vega, Alia Horford Vega, Nova Horford Vega, and Mila Horford Vega.
    • Amelia Vega’s Parents: Otto Vega and Patricia Victoria Polanco Álvarez
    • Amelia Vega’s Height in Inches: 6 feet 2 inches
    • Amelia Vega’s Height in Centimetres: 188 cm
    • Amelia Vega’s Weight: 141 lb. or 64 kg
    • Body measurements in inches: 35-25-37 inches
    • Body measurements in centimeters: 91 cm-66 cm-94 cm
    • Amelia Vega’s Net worth: $1 million
    • Famous for: Being a model and Al Horford’s wife
    • Amelia Vega’s Instagram: @ameliavega
    • Twitter: @ameliavega

What is Amelia Vega’s Age? 

Amelia Vega is currently 39 years old. She was born Amelia Vega Polanco on 7 November 1984 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She is of Dominican nationality and Anglo-Cuban, Lebanese ethnicity.

Amelia was raised in her home country by her parents, Otto Vega and Patricia Victoria Polanco Álvarez. She grew up in a very stable home, although she has never revealed if she has any siblings.

There has also been no details about her early educational pursuits, but it is known that she later attended and graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Santo Domingo.

She Has A Successful Modeling Career

Blessed with beauty and grace, Amelia got the chance to start her career as a model when she was very young. By the time she was 18 in 2002, she got into a beauty pageantry and ended up being crowned Miss Santiago 2002.

She was also crowned Miss Dominican Republic in the same year, which qualified her to compete for the Miss Universe crown, which she clinched in 2003. The win was historic for her in more ways than one. First, she was the youngest woman to win the award in close to 10 years, as she was crowned when she was 18. Secondly and most importantly, she was the first to be crowned Miss Universe from her country.

She is Also A Musician And Actress

Apart from her modeling and pageantry career, Amelia Vega is also a musician and actress. She started music when she was only 15, with the release of her first single, “Pasa Un Segundito,” which was also successful.

Following the success of her first track, she released her first album, “Agua Dulce,” in 2011. She has got the chance to perform together with some great artists, including Marc Anthony, in countries such as Panama, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico. Even though she has not revealed if she’s retired, she has not been very active in the music scene for a while now.

Amelia began acting long before she got into music. Her first known roles on screen was her portrayal of Minerva Eros in the 2005 film The Lost City, and then she played the role of Chanice in Homie Spumoni in 2006. In the same year, she also appeared in Aventura’s music video, Mi corazoncito.

It is not clear if she has retired from acting, as she has not said anything to that effect, even though she has been inactive for a long time.

Who is Amelia Vega’s Husband? 

Amelia’s husband is Al Horford, who was born Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso on June 3, 1986, which means he is now 37 years old. Like the former beauty queen, Al was born in the Dominican Republic.

He was born to Arelis Reynoso and Tito Horford. His father, Tito, was also a basketball player who spent some time in the NBA. He spent the early part of his life the Dominican Republic before his family moved to the United States. There, he attended Lansing, Michigan’s Grand Ledge High School, where he played basketball.

After his graduation from high school, he moved to the University of Florida, and remained there until the 2007 NBA Draft, where he was selected with the 3rd overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks. Amelia Vega’s husband was with the Hawks until 2016 when he joined Boston Cetics for the next three years.

In 2019, the 5-time NBA all-star joined the Philadelphia 76ers. He was there for a year before joining the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2020. In 2021, he returned to Boston Celtics where he continues to play.

Amelia and Al Horford Have Been Married Since 2011

The love story between the former Miss Universe and the NBA star player began in 2011 when they began dating. Even though they were both from the Dominican Republic, it was in the United States that they met sometime in 2006 or 2007.

Although Al Horford isn’t sure of the year, he was certain that it was at the Latin Pride Awards in Boston that their paths crossed for the first time. They did not start dating until a few years later, in 2011. Two short months later, they got engaged and walked down the aisle.

The pair got married in a simple event in December 25 2011 at the home of Amelia’s uncle, Juan Luis Guerra, and his wife, Nora Vega de Guerra. 12 years later, the couple is still together and happy.

They Are Blessed With Five Kids

Amelia Vega and Al Horford are parents to five amazing children, four girls and a boy. Their kids are Ean Horford Vega, Ava Horford Vega, Alia Horford Vega, Nova Horford Vega, and Mila Horford Vega.

The first child of the family, Ean, was born on February 23, 2015, which means he is now 8 years old. By November 27, 2016, Amelia and her husband welcomed their second child, Alia, who is now 7 years old. Next is 5–year-old Ava, who was born on July 11, 2018.

Amelia and Horford did not waste too much time before having their next kid, Nova, who was born on January 15, 2021, which means the baby is now 3 years old.

The last child of the family, Mila, was born on December 12, 2022. Her mother shared the birth of the now 1 years old on her Instagram, celebrating the baby and thanking God for the gift.

What is Amelia Vega’s Net Worth?

Amelia Vega’s net worth is currently $1 million dollars as of 2024. She made her fortune from her modeling career, beauty pageantry, acting, and music.

Although her net worth is quiet significant, it s dwarfed by the fortunes of her husband, whose net worth is estimated to be around $60 million dollars, which he earned from his successful career as a basketball player.

What is Amelia Vega’s Height? 

Amelia Vega’s height is 6 feet 2 inches, which makes her a very tall woman. Her height also translates to 188 cm or 1.88 meters, and it puts her above the average height of a Dominican woman, which is less than 5 feet 3, and also an American woman, which is about 5 foot 4 inches.

While she is considered to be a very tall woman, who is the tallest Miss Universe since, Amelia is shorter than her husband whose height is 6 feet 9 inches (2.06m).

The body weight of the beautiful model is put at 141 lbs. or 64 kg, and her body measurement is 35-25-37 inches for her bust, waist, and hips respectively.

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