Raymond Griner is the father of Brittney Griner. His daughter Brittney, a professional basketball player, is married to Cherelle.
Cherelle is a teacher by profession. She graduated from the North Carolina Central University of Law.
At first, he didn’t fully support when Brittney came out as lesbian, but later he supported her.
He is a retired marine veteran who served in Non-Aligned Movement in 1968 and 1969. He married Sandra Griner.
How Did Cherelle Meet Brittney?
Brittney and Cherelle attended the same university which was Baylor University in Texas.
Brittney was playing basketball at college and was entirely focused on pursuing her career in basketball.
They didn’t date each for many years. Also, at that time, Brittany was married to Glory Johnson.
They started seeing each other after she got separated from her wife.
Brittney shared that she met Cherelle at Baylor in the sub-area, and her beauty immediately blew her.
They got engaged in 2018, and they got married a year later.
His daughter Brittney is 32 years old.
His daughter Brittney's net worth is estimated to be $17 million, and his daughter-in-law Cherelle's net worth is estimated to be $3.5 million.
Brittney And Cherelle Made Their Met Gala Debut
Brittney and Cherelle rocked the Met Gala in 2023 after attending the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington.
They flew to New York to make their Met Gala debut. They were clad in Calvin Klein designs.
Brittney wore a champagne suit, and Cherelle was dressed in a strapless white dress.
In an interview with Vogue, Brittney said attending such a celebrated event with her wife meant everything.
She said they used to watch the event with Cherelle, and living it, in reality, was a fantastic experience for her.
Cherelle Talked About Bringing Brittney Back From Russia To States
Brittney was arrested in 2022 at a Moscow airport on drug-related charges.
They found vape cartridges and cannabis oil in her luggage, and she had a prescription.
She was returning to play for team UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia. However, she was detained for ten months in Russia, spending most of her time in prison.
The court gave her a 9-year sentence. She appealed in court, but her appeal was denied.
Cherelle has a law background, and in an interview, she said that the decision made by the court was ridiculous.
She said that every country and state has rules and regulations, but the punishment for the crime was disproportionate.
She added their decision made no sense to her. She said it could happen to anyone and asked the government to investigate this issue seriously.
She prayed for Brittney to be safe wherever she ended up until they brought her back home.
She feared that someone would say something first and another thing the next day.
She said Brittney has played in Russia for seven-eight years and won Russian Most Valuable Player Award.
She said it was disheartening to see that it was not considered when the jury gave their verdict.
Cherelle Shared Her Conversation With Brittney When She Was Detained In Russia
Cherelle revealed they hardly spoke to each other, even since she was detained in Russia.
She said she spoke to her three times in eight months.
She spoke to her a week before her appeal, and when she was talking to her, Brittney said that she was not in her state of mind to handle the situation.
Cherelle was heartbroken to hear that.
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