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Brittney Griner Biography

Updated On 25 Jun, 2022 Published On 28 Aug, 2016
Brittney Griner

Facts of Brittney Griner

Date of Birth :
Age : 33 years old
Family Name : Griner
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Libra
Height : 6 Feet 8 Inch
Name Brittney Griner
Birth Name Brittney Yevette Griner
Mother Sandra Griner
Father Raymond Griner
Birth Place/City Houston, Texas
Profession Basketball center
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Working For UMMC Ekaterinburg, Phoenix Mercury
Net Worth $3 million
Body Measurements N/A
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG 99 kg
Married Yes
Married to Glory Johnson (m. 2015)
Education Baylor University
Awards N/A

Relationship short Statistics of Brittney Griner

What is Brittney Griner marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Divorce
How many children does Brittney Griner have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Brittney Griner having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Brittney Griner Lesbian ? Yes

Brittney Griner, an American basketball player, is currently single. She was previously married to Glory Johnson, who is also a basketball player. Brittney was born to father Raymond and mother Sandra Griner. Brittney grew up along with her three older siblings. She completed her high school education from Nimitz School in Huston. Brittney began to play basketball since her school days and also played volleyball for a short period. She began her professional career at Phoenix Mercury.

Brittney Griner's Wiki/Bio – Birth, Age, Parents

Brittney Griner is currently 31 years old. Her birthday is October 18th, and she was born in 1990. She was born in Houston, Texas, and the sign of Libra is her astrological birth chart. In a similar vein, Brittney Yevette Griner is her complete name. 

Brittney Griner's old photo. SOURCE: Brittney Griner's Instagram

In reference to her family, her mother is Sandra Griner, and her father is Raymond Griner. Sandra and Raymond are her parents. In a similar fashion, she is the youngest of four children; her older siblings are named Shkera, Pier, and Decarlo.

Brittney Griner's Qualification and Education

Brittney Griner mentioned that she had completed her high school at Nimitz. She played basketball there all throughout high school and earned multiple letters in the sport. In addition to this, she was a member of the varsity volleyball team when she was a freshman.

She began working out with the boys' basketball team during her sophomore year and continued doing so through her senior year. More than 2.7 million people watched a video of her dunks that was uploaded to YouTube during her junior year of college basketball.

Brittney Griner with her coach. SOURCE: Brittney Griner's Instagram

This eventually led to her meeting with Shaquille O'Neal, a legendary basketball player who is also a basketball analyst. After that, she received her education at Baylor University, which is located in Waco, Texas. She was a member of the college basketball team at that institution as well.

Who is Brittney Griner's Husband?

Brittney Griner publicly came out as a lesbian on February 11, 2013. It was mentioned in a conversation with someone from SI. com. At present, she is married to Cherelle T. Griner. On June 19, 2021, the couple commemorated the occasion of their third wedding anniversary. Instagram was the venue for the announcement of the couple's engagement, which took place on August 2, 2018.

Brittney Griner with her wife. SOURCE: Brittney Griner's Instagram

According to a post that Brittney made on Instagram to celebrate the couple's anniversary, they first met at Baylor. Her first marriage, to Glory Johnson, lasted from May 8, 2015, until June 27, 2016, and ended in divorce. Before this, on August 14, 2014, the two WNBA players shared the news that they were going to get engaged.

Brittney Griner has been taken into custody

Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were taken into custody on April 22, 2015, only eight months after they had gotten engaged, and they were charged with assault and disorderly conduct. During a fight that was taking place between the couple in their home in Goodyear, Arizona, the police intervened.

In addition, on May 15, 2015, the WNBA handed both her and Glory a seven-game suspension each for their involvement in the incident. This came about after the former individual entered a guilty plea to charges of disorderly conduct. In addition to that, it was required of her that she finish a 26-week-long domestic violence counseling course.

Also on June 4, 2015, the couple shared the news that Glory was expecting a pair of children throughout her pregnancy. The following day, she submitted the paperwork necessary to have the marriage declared null and void.

In addition, because Glory became pregnant through the use of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment in which her eggs and a sperm donation were both involved, she does not have any biological connection to the twins. In June of 2016, the divorce between the couple was finalized.

Brittney Griner's Net Worth 

Moving on, Brittney Griner has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She was honored as the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four in 2012 in addition to being named the AP Player of the Year in that same year. Britney's net worth is similar to Christian Burns's net worth. 

In addition to that, she is a well-known three-time All-American. She wears the number 42 jersey when she is competing for the Phoenix Mercury. In a similar vein, Rivals. com ranked Brittney as the best high school women's basketball player in the country in the year 2009.

Brittney Griner is posing for the photo. SOURCE: Brittney Griner's Instagram

In the same year, the basketball player was chosen to participate on the All-American team for the Phoenix Mercury. In addition, she was presented with the ESPY Award for Female Athlete of the Year in the year 2012.

Brittney Griner's Career

In a similar vein, the basketball player competed for the United States of America on the women's Olympic team in the year 2016. She was a key figure in helping them achieve victory at the Summer Olympics in 2016.

At the beginning of 2013, she became a Nike endorser by signing a contract. This was the very first time that the company had signed a contract of this kind with an out and proud athlete.

Brittney Griner with her teammate. SOURCE: Brittney Griner's Instagram

Further, recently in June 2021, there was an announcement that she would be competing as part of Team USA Women's Basketball at the 2020 Olympics, which is happening from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Additionally, the player and Sue Hovey collaborated on the writing of a memoir. She discusses topics such as being bullied and learning to accept oneself in her memoir.

Brittney Griner's Body Measurements

Brittney Griner's height is listed as 6 feet 8 inches (or 203 cm), and her weight is listed as 205 pounds (or 93 kilograms). The shoe size that the basketball player wears is a men's US size 17.

In addition, the player has an arm span of 88 inches, which is equivalent to 220 centimeters. Her eyes are the same color as her curly hair, which is also brown.

Brittney Griner is walking toward team camp. SOURCE: Brittney Griner's Instagram

Brittney Griner joined Twitter in December 2012, and she currently has over 89K Followers on her @brittneygriner account. This fact is relevant when discussing her presence on other social media platforms. Likewise, she goes by @brittneyyevettegriner on Instagram and so far has more than 402K followers.

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Brittney Griner Married

First Marriage with Glory Johnson

Brittney got married to her fellow WNBA player girlfriend Glory Johnson on 8 May 2015, in phoenix Arizona. They separated on 27 June 2016.

Second Marriage with Cherelle T. Griner

At present, she is married to Cherelle T. Griner. On June 19, 2021, the couple commemorated the occasion of their third wedding anniversary. Instagram was the venue for the announcement of the couple's engagement, which took place on August 2, 2018.

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