Maya Moore marries Jonathan Irons after his launch from jail


Maya Moore and Jonathan Irons
Irons and Moore, pictured after his launch from jail in July this yr

WNBA star Maya Moore has married Jonathan Irons – the person she helped free from jail following his wrongful conviction for assault and housebreaking.

Irons was launched in July after 23 years in jail, his conviction having been overturned in March.

Moore had paused her WNBA profession in 2019 to deal with getting him free.

“We bought married a few months in the past and we’re excited to proceed this new chapter of life collectively,” Moore, 31, informed Good Morning America.external-link

Moore was a first-round draft choose for the Minnesota Lynx in 2011, serving to them win 4 championships and being named MVP within the 2014 season.

The 31-year-old, among the finest gamers in WNBA historical past, additionally has two Olympic and two World Championship gold medals.

However she gave up her profession early in 2019 to assist Irons, whom she had met 12 years earlier than and who was serving a 50-year time period.

Overturning the conviction, Choose Daniel Inexperienced referred to as the case “very weak and circumstantial at finest”.

Moore fell to her knees when she greeted Irons, 40, as he walked out of Jefferson Metropolis Correctional Middle – a most safety jail in rural Missouri – as a free man.

Requested whether or not she would return to her enjoying profession, Moore mentioned: “I am hoping someday within the spring we’ll have the ability to have a subsequent step shifting ahead.

“Proper now I’m making an attempt to essentially simply breathe from this lengthy, lengthy battle and luxuriate in and relaxation.

“There’s loads of unknowns for lots of us proper now so I am nonetheless in that camp.”


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