Brittney Griner doesn’t have a husband, though she was previously married. She currently has a wife, Cherelle Griner, as her gay partner, also known as Cherelle Watson.
Brittney Griner’s wife, Cherelle, born 1st of July, 1992, is a 31 year-old maths teacher from Arkansas. The young teacher from Little Rock rose to fame because of her marriage to WNBA superstar Brittney Griner. Here’s all we know about Brittney Griner’s celebrity spouse, Cherelle Griner.
Brittney Griner’s Wife, Cherelle Griner, was Born 31 Years Ago in Arkansas
Cherelle Watson or Cherelle Griner was born to African-American parents on a beautiful Wednesday, which was the 1st of July 1992, in Little Rock, a city on the Arkansas River and the capital of Arkansas, a Southern state in the United States of America.
Growing up, she had her high school education in a local private school in Little Rock, Arkansas. After graduating, she proceeded to Baylor University in 2010, where she met the love of her life. She studied Applied Science at the university and would later earn her Bachelor in Applied science in 2014 with a major in Political Science, Government, Minor: Family and Child Studies.
Following her graduation, Cherelle secured a job as a teacher and equally began pursuing her ambition to become an attorney, which she has had since she was a child. Reports have it that Brittney Griner’s wife, Cherelle Griner, is studying at North Carolina Central University School of Law.
Cherelle Griner and Brittney Griner Met While at Baylor University
Brittney and Cherelle met while both were still studying at Baylor University. However, the pair didn’t start dating immediately as Brittney was married at the time but became close friends instead. Over the years, their friendship grew, and precisely in 2017, after Brittney’s divorce, she asked Cherelle out, and they were engaged in 2018.
The couple tied the knot in June 2019 and has remained married to date. Today, Britney Griner is a WNBA superstar that plays for the Phoenix Mercury. She is also an old Olympic gold medalist. The superstar has also been named ‘player of the year’ severally and is a six-time WNBA all-star. She was born to veteran soldier Raymond and Sandra Griner on the 18th of October, 1990
Does Brittney Griner Have Children With Cherelle Griner?
Brittney Griner doesn’t have any child with her wife, Cherelle Griner, yet. The couple has been married since 2018, which is about 4 years now, and are yet to have children for reasons they have not disclosed to the public.
Be that as it may, the absence of a child in their union does not seem to have diminished their love for each other. The couple is still going on strong in their relationship, and there have not been any negative reports about their union.
Before Cherelle Griner, Brittney Griner was married to Glory Johnson
Brittney Griner was previously married to Glory Johnson. Glory Johnson is a co-WNBA star from Colorado. She was born on the 27th of July, 1990. Brittney and Glory met at a basketball camp in Las Vegas and hit it off. The couple got engaged on the 14th of august, 2014, and were married on the 8th of May the following year.
However, Brittney filed for an annulment only a month after their marriage. Although Brittney was previously denied, the divorce was eventually concluded in June 2016. Although the exact reason for the divorce is unknown, Glory Johnson states that she has never dated women before and is not a lesbian.
She said she simply fell in love with an individual and followed her heart to marry the person. She also said that Brittney was aggressive and wanted kids from a white man. The sporting news also hints that Griner suspected Glory conceived of the twins by cheating on her with an ex-boyfriend, which is possibly another cause for the split.
Brittney Griner Has Twin Daughters From Her Marriage With Glory Johnson
Brittney Griner has twin daughters from her marriage with Glory Johnson. Her daughters, Ava Simone and Solei Deim were conceived through IVF using Glory’s egg and sperm from a donor. The twins were born prematurely at just 24 weeks on the 12th of October, 2015.
After the divorce, Glory Johnson got custody of the twins, and Brittney Griner pays child support. Griner has no biological ties with the children. However, she pays child support and other childcare costs as part of the divorce settlement agreed on in an Arizonan court.
Where are Cherelle Griner and Brittney Griner Now?
Brittney Griner is currently in a Russian prison, where she has been detained since February 2022. Griner was arrested in a Russian airport for carrying hashish oil in her luggage. The US government has, however, stated that Griner is being wrongfully detained, and her case has been transferred to the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs.
CNN reports that Brittney sent a handwritten letter to the president of the United States asking for help to secure her release from the Russian prison on the 4th of July. Brittney also goes on to say that she fears she might be there forever.
Brittney’s wife, Cherelle, has also been vocal against Brittney’s detention as she takes to social media, calling on the government of the United States to take action and bring her wife home. It is believed that the government of the United States is working towards getting Brittney Griner and other American detainees home.
With this, it is apparent that Brittney Griner’s wife, Cherelle Griner, still supports her partner despite the misfortune that might have befallen the love of her life. Perhaps, their’s is a case of true love that will last forever.