After spending months in prison in Russia, Brittney Griner is back in the United States. Find out the sexual orientation, relationship status, and wealth of the WNBA star.
Brittney, who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, is a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and eight-time WNBA All-Star.
One of the sport’s most accomplished players, Rivals.com named her the country’s No. 1 high school women’s basketball player in 2009.
She represented Baylor Lady Bears of Waco, Texas, for college basketball.
Likewise, Brittney earned the Best Female Athlete ESPY Award (2012) and signed an endorsement deal with Nike (2013).
Standing at a towering height of 6 ft 9 in (206 cm), she helped the U.S. women’s Olympic team to victory at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Brittney was also named to the national squad for the 2020 Olympics, where she obtained her second gold medal.
Brittney Griner Sexuality And Partner Details
Brittney Griner openly came out as a lesbian in February 2013. She had previously come out to her mom, Sandra.
She kept it a secret until Brittney’s Father found out, and she was kicked out of the conservative Christian household.
The WNBA star reflects on the experience as an essential point that prepared her for what was to come.
Brittney has been married twice. In 2019, she married Baylor University classmate Cherelle Watson, who changed her name to Cherelle Griner.
The two, who shared a lot of history, tied the knot in June 2019 in a small ceremony with their family and friends.
Brittney was previously married to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson in 2015. However, multiple domestic violence issues caused the couple to go their separate ways in 2016.
Both had been arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and assault and suspended by the WNBA for seven games.
Brittney and Glory had twin daughters, Solei and Ava, born on October 12, 2015.
Learn About Brittney Griner Family
Brittney Yevette Griner was born in Houston, Texas, United States, as the daughter of Raymond and Sandra Griner.
Her dad, Raymond, is a former deputy sheriff and Marine veteran, whereas her mom, Sandra, is a homemaker.
Brittney has three older siblings: sisters Shkera, Pier Griner, and brother Decarlo Griner.
Born on October 18, 1990, the WNBA star is currently 32, and her zodiac sign is Libra.
She attended Nimitz High School in her hometown, where she played volleyball and basketball.
Brittney Griner Net Worth And Salary In 2023
Brittney Griner has a net worth of $5 million per her Celebrity Net Worth page.
Likewise, she earned an impressive peak salary of $227 thousand per year, the highest in the WNBA league.
The WNBA player also periodically plays abroad for much larger paydays. For instance, she made $600,000 in three months playing for a Chinese team in 2014.
Before being a big name in the WNBA, Griner was a star player at Baylor University. She became the only NCAA basketball player to block 500 shots and score 2,000 points.
At the international level, she helped lead the United States women’s basketball team to victory at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.
Griner has recently earned an estimated $1.5 million playing in Russia.
However, she had to face legal trouble under the charges of smuggling, where she was found guilty and sentenced to nine years in prison in August 2022.
Following a lengthy and cumbersome legal and political process, she was finally released in a 1-for-1 prisoner swap for arms dealer Viktor Bout in December 2022.