WNBA’s Maya Moore Marries Jonathan Irons, Man She Helped Free from Prison
WNBA star Maya Moore just dropped a bombshell – married the man she helped get out of jail !!
Moore – considered one of the greatest WNBA players of all time – had retired from the league in 2019 and 2020 to focus on social justice issues … starting with release Jonathan irons.
Irons, 40, was serving a 50-year prison sentence following a 1998 conviction for burglary and assault in Missouri, despite the lack of actual evidence proving his guilt. Irons was only 16 at the time of sentencing.
Moore says she met Irons when she was 18 as part of a prison ministry program and has grown closer over the years while fighting for her freedom.
When he was released from jail in July, Moore was waiting for him … and they were married soon after.
“We wanted to announce today that we are very happy to continue the work that we are doing together, but that we are doing it as a married couple,” Moore announced on “Good Morning America”.
“We got married a few months ago and we are delighted to continue this new chapter in life together.”
Moore explained the growth of their relationship … saying, “Over the past 13 years we’ve just developed a friendship and we’ve just entered this huge battle to get him home and over time this that the Lord was doing in our hearts and now we’re setting here today, starting a whole new chapter together. “
As for the wedding reception, Moore and Irons say they had special COVID protocols – including masked guests and social distances.
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