WNBA player Diana Taurasi married Penny Taylor in the month of May this year. she has an amazing life with her soulmate.
Diana Taurasi, an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is retired player after the 2016 season.
The speculations that the star is lesbian is no more in shade.
Diana has an awesome married life with Penny Taylor as the pair happily tied knot in the month of May 2017. They celebrated the event with a number of celebrities and renowned personalities.
Well, let's know more about Diana Taurasi, her personal affairs, career, and net worth.
Diana Taurasi: Her Married Life with Penny Taylor
Diana finally came out of the closet and confirmed her sexuality being an open gay!
Phoenix Mercury star Diana tied the knot to former Mercury player Penny Taylor on 13 May 2017. He is now the team's director of player development.
Awesome wedding event, Source: Hifow
The event was held a day before the Mercury began their 21st season.
Taylor was previously married to Rodrigo Gil, a Brazilian beach volleyball player for three years.
Diana with her lesbian partner Penny, Source: Live Rampup
The current couple has kept most of their personal stuff private but we can definitely say that they have a happily married life together.
"That was our special thing. We never kept it secret, we just didn't want that to be an issue ever. We knew when we walked through those doors, it was time to put work in and be professional."
Taylor said the wedding was 'an awesome one' as most special personalities attended the lavish event all over the world.
"It was the perfect timing and real celebration of everything we've been through and how we've been professionals and supportive of each other through some really tough years and challenging careers."
stated the wonderful couple. The date for the wedding was set a year ago and now they are a happy pair!
Let's congratulate the couple on their happily married life.
Diana Taurasi: See Her Career and Net Worth
Taurasi is one of the most prominent players in women's basketball winning three WNBA titles and four U.S. Olympics gold medals.
During her days at Don Antonio High School, Diana was awarded the 2000 Cheryl Miller Award, and the Los Angeles Times declared her the best player in Southern California.
She was declared the Parade Magazine National High School Player of the Year and the 1999 and 2000 Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year.
Diana achieved twelve points with MVP honors in the 2000 WBCA High School All-American Game.
Following her career, she was selected first overall in the 2004 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury. Her WNBA debut with 22 points in a 72-66 Mercury loss to the Sacramento Monarchs.
See the smile.
She won the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award and was named to the Western Conference All Star team.
The year 2006 was the significant one for her as she broke the record of Katie Smith's league records. Finally, Taurasi reached the WNBA playoffs in 2007 eliminating the Seattle Storm in two games.
She was one of the distinguished members of the USA women's 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 gold medal Olympic Basketball Teams.
Taurasi signed a multi-year contract extension with the Mercury in May 2017. She successfully became the first player in league history to reach 7000 points, 1500 rebounds, and 1500 assists.
She played for Team USA in the 2016 Olympics in Rio and achieved her fourth gold beating Spain 101-72 in the final gold medal game.
She has an estimated net worth of around $3.5 million with an annual salary of $500 thousand.
Quick Facts about Diana Taurasi
- Born on 11 June 1982 in Glendale, California and later raised in Chino, California itself.
- Enrolled and played basketball at Don Antonio Lugo High School.
- Studied at the University of Connecticut and began playing for the women's basketball team.
- Won the 2003 and 2004 Naismith College Player of the Year awards, the 2003 Wade Trophy, and the 2003 Associated Press Player of the Year awards.
- Her father was born in Italy and raised in Argentina.
- He has been a professional soccer player in Italy and played for many years as a goalie.
- Her mother, Liliana, is Argentine.
- She stands 6'0" feet tall and her zodiac is Gemini
- They migrated to the United States before Diana was born.
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