BRITTNEY GRINER was eventually freed from a Russian prison after a deal was struck.
The WNBA star had been jailed at a Moscow airport since February for drug smuggling.
But an agreement was reached between the governments to send Griner back to the United States, much to her wife’s delight.
Cherelle Griner spoke alongside President Joe Biden at the White House on Thursday morning.
Brittney met Cherelle when they were both students at Baylor University.
The couple married in June 2019, and Cherelle Watson changed her last name to Griner.
According to her LinkedIn page, Cherelle attended Baylor University between 2010 and 2014, majoring in political science and government while majoring in family and child studies.
She graduated from North Carolina Central University of Law in May 2022 and shared her achievement in an Instagram post.
“It’s graduation day. Name just got a little longer: Cherelle T. Griner, JD,” she wrote.
Although Cherelle met Brittney while she was studying at Baylor University in Texas, the couple only met years later after Brittney split from now ex-wife Glory Johnson in 2016.
Brittney proposed to Cherelle in 2018 and they married a year later.
In a 2020 Instagram post, Brittney reflected on the first time they met and shared her love for her wife.
“I’ll never forget the day I met you in Baylor in the sub-area!” wrote Brittney.
“You patted me on the back and told me I had your milkshake (still up for debate lol) and I was instantly blown away by your beauty!
“You had no idea but I knew you were the one for me baby. You have stayed by my side at the lowest and highest!”
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