Brittney Griner was released from a Russian prison on December 8, 2022, as announced by President Joe Biden. The return of the Phoenix Mercury star was celebrated by the fans. “She’s safe, she’s on a plane, she’s on her way home,” said Biden at the white house while being accompanied by Cherelle Griner. The news of her return was not celebrated by all, labeling her as selling drugs and hate.
Ever since Brittney got arrested, her wife, Cherelle has pushed for her freedom. Griner was arrested in Russia for carrying contraband. Cherelle posted the first photo of her homecoming on Instagram. It is important to know about Griner’s personal life as the news made headlines. Let’s look at who is BG’s wife, Cherelle Griner.
Who is Brittney Griner’s wife, Cherelle Griner?
Cherelle Watson was born on July 1, 1992, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science, BASc, Major: Political Science: Minor, and Child Studies. After getting her bachelor’s degree she started teaching maths. And later on, pursued her interest in legal studies. Griner wished her wife Cherelle from the courtroom, for her bar exam during her trial.
Brittney Griner tells ABC News she wants to wish her wife, Cherelle Griner, “good luck on the bar exam,” as the WNBA star’s drug trial in Russia resumes. @maggierulli reports. https://t.co/qbNJaDaFVX pic.twitter.com/qBBqpKfdqT
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 26, 2022
Brittney and Cherelle attended the same college, Baylor University. The couple attended college from 2009-2013. However, the couple started dating after a couple of years. Brittney led her college to a championship and completed her studies. Brittney later got married to Glory Johnson for a month before they parted ways with each other.
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There isn’t much on the internet about Cherelle and Brittney’s dating life apart from the fact that they got engaged in 2018. The pair were engaged on August 2, 2018. “I will never forget the first time I said I love you and I will never forget when you said YES!” said Griner as per The Grio. Almost a year later, Brittney and Cherelle decided to tie the knot on June 18, 2020.
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Cherelle after completing her bachelor’s at Baylor University completed her post-graduation in legal studies in 2022. Cherelle pursued her law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham last year. She is an honors graduate and took to Instagram to post a photo of her completion a couple of days before the graduation ceremony.
Currently, after completing her legal studies, she is yet to practice in the field of law. However, she gathered all her legal skills and knowledge to advocate for her wife’s release. She is currently a math teacher, but could soon be seen pursuing her love for Law, as an attorney.
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