Cherelle Griner is an entrepreneur, teacher, and social media influencer. She is, however, better known as the African-American wife of the basketball player Brittney Griner, who plays in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) for the Phoenix Mercury.
Cherelle became a person of interest to the media in 2020 following the arrest of her partner in Moscow on drug charges. The arrest made headlines because Brittney is a high-profile athlete. In 2014, she was awarded a WNBA Championship. She won it again in 2018 and in 2019 was the WNBA Scoring Champion. Brittney’s most remarkable award is winning two gold awards with the USA Team at the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the 2020 Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan.
Profile Summary of Cherelle Griner
- Full Name: Cherelle Griner
- Date of Birth: July 10, 1993
- Age: 29 years (as of 2022)
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Place of Birth: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America.
- Ethnicity: Black
- Nationality: American
- Education: Baylor University and North Carolina Central University School of Law.
- Sexual Orientation: Lesbian
- Marital Status: Married
- Cherelle Griner’s Partner: Brittney Griner
- Profession: Teacher, Social Media Brand Influencer, and Entrepreneur
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches
- Weight: 60 kg
- Instagram: @cherelletgriner
Cherelle Griner is From Little Rock, Arkansas
Cherelle Griner grew up in a loving family surrounded by her parents, siblings, and cousins. She is an African-American woman born Cherelle T. Watson on the 1st of July 1992 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
The exact details of Cherelle’s childhood are not known but she is believed to have spent most of her early years in Little Rock where she received her early and high school education. She subsequently enrolled at Baylor University where she majored in political science and government and minored in family and child studies. She reportedly also has a degree in Applied Science.
Not one to stop learning, Brittney Griner’s wife is reportedly now studying for a law degree. She is a third-year student at the University of Carolina pursuing a Juris Doctor.
Cherelle Griner Worked as a Mathematics Teacher
After completing her academics at Baylor University in the area of specialization that interests her, she ventured into teaching mathematics at Uplift Education Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. She is also an all-round entrepreneur, professional blogger, and social media influencer for blogs and brands. She is famously recognized as a brand promoter of ‘Glo Juice Bar’.
Cherelle also sells clothing items ranging from dresses to jackets. She uses her media platforms to advertise her ‘Fall Collection’ to fans and family. Time and time again, Cherelle takes to her social media page to empower women and teens to self-actualization. In an Instagram post in 2021, Cherelle stated that her “career focal point is to decrease the disparate rate in which African American children are pushed into the juvenile system through the school-to-prison pipeline!”
Cherelle Griner met Brittney in College
Cherelle and Brittney met during their college days at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Brittney at the time was pursuing her basketball career; she played in the NCAA for the Baylor Lady Bears. Describing how they met on her Instagram page, the WNBA player wrote, “You tapped me on my shoulder and told me I took your milkshake (still up for debate lol) and I was immediately blown away at your beauty!..”
The duo were in a close relationship in college but nothing romantic cropped up between them. Before they began dating, Brittney was in a romantic relationship with a fellow basketball player, Glory Johnson, and the two got married in 2015. The relationship between the basketball players was a slapstick farce – it was characterized by violence and aggression. The basketball players were arrested several times and disorderly charges were leveled against them both. On June 4, 2015, they announced that they were pregnant. Subsequently, after the announcement, they filed for a divorce.
In 2017, after the divorce, the superstar basketball player asked Cherelle out. Cherelle Griner had in the meantime announced her sexual orientation on her social media page to her followers and fans. This announcement was met with support and good wishes from family and friends alike.
The Couple Tied the Knot in 2019
Not long after the relationship began, the lovebirds got engaged in August 2018. They tied the knot on 19 June 2019. Brittney happily took to her social media page to announce the beginning of their life together. She reminisced on how they met and ended the post with a promise to stay with Cherelle till the end of time.
Nearly 4 years together, the couple are holding steadfast to the promise they made to each other. They live together in Houston, Texas, in the United States. Though the marriage has not been blessed with a child yet, Cherelle proudly calls herself a mother of their three adopted dogs.
What is Cherelle Griner’s Net Worth?
Cherelle’s net worth is unknown. There are different reports on her estimated net worth but none has been confirmed. What we do know is that the young woman is making waves in her career path. Brittney her life partner, on the other hand, is estimated to be worth about $3 million from her successful career as a professional basketball player in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
Cherelle’s Reaction to Brittney Griner’s Drug Charge in Russia
Amidst the Russia-Ukraine war in February 2022, Brittney Griner was arrested in Moscow’s airport in Russia. She was detained after a police dog sniffed out a substance believed to be drugs from the luggage of the basketball player.
Cherelle holds her marriage vows close to her chest, “for better, for worse”. She did not back down in supporting her lover, as she advocates for the safe release of Brittney. Brittney Griner’s fans also started a petition called “Secure Brittney Griner’s Swift and Safe Return to the U.S.” on Change.org and more than 1,000 people have signed this far. Basketball enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the safe release of their superstar.