WNBA Star Maya Moore Marries Man She Helped Free From Prison, Jonathan Irons
In an appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday, former WNBA player Maya Moore announced that she and Jonathan Irons, the man she helped free from prison after a wrongful conviction, got married over the summer.
“We are super excited to continue the work that we’ve been doing together, but doing it as a married couple,” Moore said. “We’re excited to share this new chapter of life together.”
Moore, 31, stepped away from her WNBA career in February 2019 to help overturn Irons’ wrongful conviction. In 1998, Irons was sentenced to 50 years in prison for breaking into a house in Missouri and shooting the homeowner twice. In March, a judge ruled that prosecutors suppressed fingerprint evidence that would’ve given more credence to Irons’ defense. With the help of Moore, Irons, now 40, was finally released from prison on July 1.
After winning that fight, the pair tied the knot. Now, Moore is contemplating her return to basketball. Before she took a break from her career, she had won four WNBA championships as a member of the Minnesota Lynx.
“I am trying to really just breathe from this long, long battle,” the athlete said about her future career. “There’s a lot of unknowns for a lot of us right now. So I’m still in that camp.”