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(Basketball Player)

Professional Basketball Player Brittney Griner's sexuality is not straight.

Relationship Facts of Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner is married to Cherelle T. Griner.
She does not have any kids as of now.
Brittney Griner is having an affair.
Her sexual orientation is not straight and is lesbian.

A lesbian Brittney Griner is married to her girlfriend Cherelle T. Griner!

Reflecting on the personal life of Brittney Griner, she is married to Cherelle T. Griner. Her girlfriend Cherelle is a blogger.

She came out as a lesbian on 17 April 2013 in an interview with SI.com.

In June 2019, the two exchanged vows and have since changed her name to Cherelle Griner.

Past Relationship

Previously, she was married to Glory Johnson. They got engaged on 14 August 2014 and married on 8 May 2015.

Once they got into a huge argument which caused minor injuries to both of them.

On 4 June 2015, it was announced that Johnson was announced that she was pregnant with the twins.

It’s said that Johnson became pregnant through IVF treatment using her eggs and a sperm donation instead of sexual intercourse with a male.

Grinner has no biological connection to the twins.

She filed for an annulment of the marriage citing fraud and duress and their divorce was finalized in June 2016.

The twin girls are named Ava Simone and Solei Diem.

Relationship rumors with Anthony Davis

Recently in 2022 August, it was rumored that WNBA player Brittney Griner was engaged to NBA player Antony Davis in the past few days.

Who is Brittney Griner?

Brittney Griner is a well-known American basketball player.

She is best known as the player for Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

She plays the center position wearing jersey number 42.

Who are the parents of Brittney Griner?

Brittney Griner was born in Houston, Texas on 18 October 1990. She is of African American ethnicity and has an American nationality.

How Old is Brittney Griner?

As of 2023, Griner is 32 years old.

She is the daughter of Raymond(father) and Sandra Griner (mother). Her birth name is Brittney Yevette Griner.

She has two sisters namely Shkera Griner and Pier Griner. She has a brother named Decarlo Griner.

From which College/ University she graduated?

Griner studied at Nimitz High School and has played both volleyballs as well as basketball.

She was named the nation’s number-one high school women’s basketball player by Rivals.com.

On 7 May 2009, it was declared Brittney Griner Day by the Mayor of Houston Bill White.

She attended Baylor University becoming the only NCAA basketball player to score 2000 points and 500 shots blocks.

Brittney Griner: Career

Talking about his career journey Brittney Griner, started playing basketball professionally in 2013.

She started playing basketball professionally after being selected by the Phoenix Mercury as the first overall pick in the 2013 WNBA draft.

She was named WNBA all-star and has recorded an average of 3.0 blocks per game.

Due to her right knee injury, she was forced to miss the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game and she was replaced by Tina Thompson.

Brittney Griner
Caption: Brittney Griner posing for a photo (Source: ESPN)

In the 2014 season, she set a career-high of 15.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game.

On 29 June 2014, she set the WNBA record with 11 blocks in a game against Tulsa along with 21 points and 8 rebounds.

On 12 March 2017, she signed a multi-year contract extension with Mercury.

Since her career began, she hasn’t been traded to any other teams. Griner is a team member of the United States national team that won the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Besides WNBA, she has also played for other international teams including Zhejiang Golden Bulls and UMMC Ekaterinburg.

Brittney Griner WNBA Stats

So, it’s the latest Stats record of Brittney Griner’s WNBA Women’s National Basketball Association.

YearTmGGSMPGFG FGAFG%3P3PA3P%
2017PHO262631.58.013.8.5770.00.0
2018PHO343432.67.814.4.5440.00.1.250
2019PHO313132.88.715.5.5640.00.1.333
2020PHO121231.87.314.6.4970.00.0.000
2021PHO303032.88.314.4.5750.10.1.444

Brittney Griner’s Arrest and Imprisonment in Russia(2022)

Brittney was arrested on the charge of drug smuggling on February 17, 2022, in Russia.

After the Federal Customs Service found her carrying vaporizer cartridges of less than a gram of hash oil, she was detained at Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Moreover, she had been prescribed in Arizona medicinal cannabis, which is illegal in Russia.

Brittney asserted Guolty on the second day of her trial on July 7, said that she had no intention to break the law. The court claimed Griner was guilty and passed judgment on her to nine years in prison and fined her 1 million rubles.

She was moved to IK-2, a female penal colony in the town of Yavas in the region of Mordovia on November 17.

Griner’s family requested the help of Bring Our Families Home for her release. Later, on December 8, she was released by Russia in a 1-for-1 prisoner Swap for Bout.

Brittney Griner: Salary, Net Worth

As of 2023, Griner’s net worth is $5 Million according to the sources. Whereas her salary is $107 Thousand.

Brittney Griner Brand Endorsement with Nike

The WNBA player Brittney signed a brand endorsement contract with Nike. Also, she made a contract of $ 1 million with  Nike.

Rumor, Controversy/Scandal

Unlike other players, she hasn’t been in rumors but she suffered a controversy when her ex-wife was in a relationship with Christopher Fry.

Height, Weight, Body Size

Brittney has a height of 6 feet 8 inches. Her body weighs 93kg. She has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.

Social Media- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Brittney Griner is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

She has more than 356k followers on Facebook, 330k followers on Instagram, and 78k followers on Twitter.

 

Also know more about the early life, career, net worth, relationships, and controversies of other basketball players including Michael JordanJason GardnerDirk NowitzkiJay Williams, and Gilbert Arenas.

Brittney Griner's Birthday Dates

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