Who is Brittney Griner's wife Cherelle? Basketball star's law student beau is also teacher

Brittney Griner scored 30 points to lead the women's basketball team to its 7th gold at the Tokyo Olympics

                            Who is Brittney Griner's wife Cherelle? Basketball star's law student beau is also teacher
Brittney Griner with her wife Cherelle (Instagram/@brittneyyevettegriner)

Brittney Griner scored 30 points to lead the United States women's basketball team to its seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal with a 90-75 victory over host Japan at Saitama Super Arena on Sunday, August 8, at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The winning streak of the 6-foot-9 Phoenix Mercury center continued, after Griner, 30, became a key contributor to the team's 41-23 advantage at Saitama Super Arena when Team USA defeated Serbia 79-59 on Friday, August 6.

Japan went ahead with this year's Olympics, even as games-related Covid-19 cases continue to rise, leading to several athletes pulling out of the event. With Tokyo facing a triple health threat, the Summer Games were very close to being canceled last minute.


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MEAWW recently reported on the love lives of various Olympians competing in Tokyo, including Rohan Browning, who beat Yohan Blake at the men's 100m sprint heat, and sprinter Trayvon Bromwell. Norwegian hurdler Karsten Warholm shattered his own world record at the Tokyo Olympics and his girlfriend Oda Djuvpik also won a personal battle over cancer recently. Outside of April Ross's terrific performance, here's what you need to know about her love life.



Who is Brittney Griner's girlfriend?

Brittney Griner is married to Cherelle T Watson. Cherelle, who has taken up Brittney's last name, is a blogger according to her Instagram account. "Faith•Empowerment•Lifestyle ✨" says her Instagram bio. Watson attended Baylor University where she did her undergraduate studies, and where she also met Giner, according to the Daily Mail. She got her Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Political Science and Government in 2014, according to her LinkedIn profile. Her minor was Family and Child Studies.

Watson is presently a law student at the North Carolina Central University School of Law located in Durham. She started in 2019. She is also listed as a teacher at Uplift Education, her profile states. She was also involved in Teach for America. In addition to her academic pursuits and achievements, Watson likes to talk about a handcrafted juice brand called Glo Juice on her Instagram, a brand which she asks her followers to follow and pick up for themselves. "Cold pressed juice, crafted by hand," says the homepage description on the company's website. 


She and Griner had been engaged since 2018. The basketball icon shared photos of the huge diamond ring along with a photo of the couple on Instagram. '" will never forget the first time I said I love you and I will never forget when you said YES! My best friend, my lover, my partner in life. I love you," the then 27-year-old wrote. Watson shared a similar post. "Yes ! Yes! And YEEESS! Through highs and lows, you know some of the best and worst parts of me! You are my best friend and biggest advocate! Truly a blessing to be able to do life with you! I love you!" she wrote.

After dating as undergraduate students at Baylor, the couple eventually split up but renewed their affair after Griner's 28-day marriage to fellow basketballer Glory Johnson ended in 2015. Griner was ordered by a judge to pay monthly child support for the two IVF twins Johnson gave birth to after their public and bitter divorce. Both Griner and Johnson were detained in the days leading up to their wedding following a brawl at their house, the Mail reported.



Griner requested an annulment shortly after their wedding, but it was refused, resulting in a protracted divorce fight. She claimed to have discovered after they married that Johnson had been communicating with an ex-boyfriend during their engagement, according to annulment filings. Johnson began seeing her ex Christopher Fry a year after they split up.