Stoudemire asked Welch for her hand in marriage while overlooking the Eiffel Tower at a hotel suite around 11 p.m. local time. Stoudemire spent the day with Welch touring Paris and he surprised her with a dinner after the activities.
“I have been planning my proposal for a while and overlooking the entire Paris skyline seemed like a perfect place. I am so happy she said ‘yes,’ and now we can continue to build our life together as husband and wife,” Stoudemire told PEOPLE from Paris.
Stoudemire presented Welch with a 8.5-carat radiant-cut ring, worth more than $1 million.
The couple is planning on a wedding sometime in 2013.