Maya Moore Marries Jonathan Irons, The Man She Helped Free From Prison


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WNBA superstar Maya Moore has announced that she married Johnathan Irons, the man she helped free from prison this year after a wrongful conviction. Irons served more than two decades of a prison sentence until he was released in July. Appearing together on "Good Morning America,"Moore, 31, said Wednesday that she and Irons, 40, got married a couple of months ago. 

"We wanted to announce today that we are super excited to continue the work that we've been doing together, but doing it as a married couple," Moore said. 

In March, a judge threw out his conviction, citing multiple issues with the case. The Missouri attorney general's office unsuccessfully appealed the judge's decision and the lead prosecutor in St. Charles County decided against a retrial. Irons, now a justice reform activist, said in the interview that he first proposed while he was still in prison.

Moore posted a photo Wednesday of her and Irons on their wedding day. She wrote in the caption:

"Grateful to announce this new chapter of life! What a miracle!" 

Moore, who is sitting out from playing basketball for the second straight season, has won four titles with the Minnesota Lynx.

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