Dennis Rodman confirmed Tuesday that he is married to ex-Baywatch actress Carmen Electra. And he said he's happy about it.
"I love Carmen and am proud to be married to her," Rodman said in a statement issued Tuesday through his publicist.
The two got married in Las Vegas on Saturday, but Rodman's agent questioned whether the marriage was legal, saying the Chicago Bulls star was drunk at the time.
"Obviously anyone that would marry somebody that was intoxicated to the point that they couldn't speak or stand had ulterior motives of some sort," Rodman's agent, Dwight Manley, told The Associated Press on Monday.
Manley said Rodman, 37, was taken advantage of by Electra and people he called "leeches."
But Rodman, in a handwritten statement, said he was indeed in love and apologized "for any false statements given on my behalf regarding my marriage to Carmen Electra."
After getting a marriage license Saturday morning, the two exchanged vows at A Little Chapel of the Flowers on the Las Vegas Strip. Workers sworn to secrecy refused to confirm the wedding.
Despite Manley's claim that Rodman was drunk, Cheryl Vernon, supervisor of the Clark County Marriage License Bureau, said a license would never be issued to someone who appeared intoxicated.
Cindy Guagenti, Electra's spokeswoman, said Manley's statements were "inaccurate and untrue."
Rodman's marriage has not yet been recorded. The minister who performed the ceremony has 10 days to submit the license to the recorder's office. It is valid for one year.
Basketball's bad boy and Electra, 26, have been dating since the spring.
Electra left Baywatch this month for another beach show, Hyperion Bay on the WB network.
Rodman's foster parents, Pat and James Rich of Bokchito, Okla., told Inside Edition they had met Electra and believe she will be a good influence in Rodman's life.
"I figured this could be the girl he marries," Pat Rich said.
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