Brittney Griner celebrates her freedom at her first Met Gala
Griner shone on the red carpet in a champagne suit and matching turtleneck, both designed by Calvin Klein. At her side, wife Cherelle wore a chic white column dress with diamond accessories.
The event was a big moment for the couple, who married in 2019.
Cherelle Griner told Vogue she feels incredibly blessed to be with her spouse, saying: “This time last year, I was miss my wifeto have her right here, to be in this moment – breathtaking.”
Griner was brought back to the US on a prisoner swap late last year, nearly 10 months after she was arrested at Moscow Airport for having vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage.
The WNBA pro first spoke to reporters about her extended sentence in late April.
“I’m no stranger to tough times,” one emotional griner told the press. “Just dig deep. You will face adversity in life. This was a pretty big one. I only relied on my hard work to get through this.”
The star is currently writing a memoir about what she called her “unfathomable” experience, due for publication by Alfred A. Knopf in Spring 2024.