WNBA star Maya Moore marries the man she helped free from wrongful conviction: “What a miracle”
WNBA star, Maya Moore, revealed that she, and a man she saved from wrongful conviction, have been married.
The couples’ unique love story blossomed out of friendship after Moore helped free, Jonathan Irons, from prison following his wrongful conviction 23 years ago.
Moore, 31, said the romantic feelings progressed gradually over time, since they first met through a prison ministry program when she was 18 years old, according to GMA.
“Over the last 13 years we have just developed a friendship and just entered into this huge battle to get him home and just over time it was pretty clear what the Lord was doing in our hearts and now we’re sitting here today, starting a whole new chapter together,” she said in an interview with GMA.
She said what she loves most is her husband’s ability to rise above the chaos of his surroundings, as well as his faith in God.
After years of fighting, a Missouri judge overturned Irons’ conviction in March, saying there were problems with the way the case had been investigated and tried — including a fingerprint report that would’ve proved Irons’ innocence, not being turned over to his defense team.
The couple said they are currently enjoying a playful, joyful life in the new normal together riding bikes, playing frisbee and other free activities that both haven’t been able to do in a while.
This is what true love looks like. A strong woman, who could have whomever she wants, fell in love with a man and believed in him enough to fight for him. That’s powerful stuff right there! Wishing you both a long and happy life filled with lots of fond memories! Much Love!