WNBA star Maya Moore just dropped a bomb ̵
1; she MARRIED the man she helped get out of jail !!
Moore – considered one of the greatest players in the WNBA EVER – has had give way from the league in 2019 and 2020 to focus on social justice issues … starting with the release Jonathan Irons.
Irons, 40, was serving a 50-year prison sentence for a theft and assault in 1998 in Missouri, although there is no real evidence to prove his guilt. Irons was only 16 at the time of his conviction.
Moore says she met Irons when she was 18 under a prison ministry program and became close over the years as she fought for his freedom.
When he was released from prison in July, Moore was waiting for him … and shortly after, they tied the knot.
“We wanted to announce today that we are extremely excited to continue the work we are doing together, but we are doing it as a married couple,” Moore announced.Good morning America. “
“We got married a few months ago and we’re excited to continue this new chapter in life together.”
Moore explained the growth of their relationship … saying, “For the last 13 years, we have just made friends and we have just gotten into this great battle to take him home, and over time it has become quite clear what God is doing in our hearts. and now we are sitting here today, starting a whole new chapter together. “
Irons told GMS that it had become clear that he wanted to marry Moore while he was still locked up at the Jefferson City Correctional Center, but did not want to make a move until he was released.
“I wanted to marry her, but at the same time protect her, because being in a relationship with a man in prison is extremely difficult and painful,” Irons said.
“I didn’t want her to feel trapped and I wanted her to feel open and have the ability at all times, if that’s too much for you, go and find someone. Live your life. Because it’s hard.”
Irons says he eventually made an offer in a hotel room after going out with close friends.
It was just me and her in the room, and I fell to my knees and looked at her, and she somehow knew what was going on, and I said, “Are you going to marry me? “She said yes!”
As for the wedding reception, Moore and Irons say they had special COVID protocols – including masked guests and social distancing.