October 24, 2021

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WNBA star Maya Moore married Jonathan Iron after his release from prison

WNBA star Maya Moore married Jonathan Iron after his release from prison

WNBA Star Maya Moore is married to a man who helped her get out of jail, and quit her career after quitting. Believe.

Moore announced his marriage to Jonathan Irons on ABC’s “Good Morning America” ​​on Wednesday.

“We would like to announce today that we are very excited to continue the work we are doing together, but we are doing it as a married couple,” Moore told GMA anchor Robin Roberts‌. “We are excited to share this new chapter in life together.”

She later posted a photo on Instagram, showing her in her wedding dress and irons in a tuxedo: “Thank you for announcing this new chapter in life! How wonderful.”

Moore, 31, took one A two-year break From the League and Minnesota Links in February 2019 to help free irons and focus on criminal justice reform. In March, a Missouri judge acquitted Irons of 1998 of trespassing and firing on a homeowner. Star Tribune Reported.

He said he was mistakenly identified and was not at the scene.

The 40-year-old served 23 years on a 50-year sentence and was released in July. Moore met the couple at the age of 18 through a prison ministry program. She said they developed a friendship that eventually turned into love.

Their wedding took place in the summer.

“For the past 13 years we … have entered into this huge battle to bring him home, and over time it becomes clear what the Lord is doing in our hearts, and now we are sitting here today, starting a whole new chapter together,” Moore said.

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Iron asked Moore to marry him a few years ago, but he refused to answer until he was free. He asked once more as he was released.

“We were in the hotel room when I came out. We had some friends in the room, it closed and we were very tired, but we were still excited, ”Irons said. “It was me and her in the living room, and I got on my knees, I looked at her and she knew what was going on, and I said ‘Will you marry me?’ She said ‘yes’.

The Tribune reports that Moore’s contract with Lynx expires this season. She has been a member of four Championship Links teams over a seven-year period. She was named WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2011 and League MVP in 2014.

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She said she has no plans to return to basketball in the near future.

“I hope to move forward sometime in the spring sometime, but right now I’m trying to breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy and relax from this long, protracted battle,” she said. Most of us don’t know right now, so I’m still in that camp. ”