Britney Griner’s wife, Sherrell, has opened up about reuniting with the WNBA star in a new interview.
On Dec. 8, the beloved basketball player returned to the United States after President Joe Biden struck a deal with Russia to trade her for arms dealer Viktor Bout.
“She is safe, on the plane, and on her way home,” Biden revealed in an official statement. CNN).
“After months of being wrongfully detained in Russia and held under intolerable conditions, Britney will soon be back in the arms of her loved ones. She should have been there all along.”
In recent weeks, Griner’s fans, family and industry insiders have celebrated her return with various statements and social media posts, including her devoted wife, Sherrell.
In a recent interview with People, the 30-year-old gave further insight into how she’s made it through life while her partner was unjustly detained in Russia.
“I’ve been hopeless for days. You try to keep your feet on the ground, but I’m human. Still, I’m never giving up my home entirely for my wife’s life,” she said. explained.
Luckily, Sherrell was finally able to “breathe out” when President Biden announced that Griner had finally returned home after ten months in detention.
“I thought about that moment a thousand times and thought I would be in tears. But I was overwhelmingly happy,” she said. [was] “Oh my God, today is such a wonderful day.”
Sherrell then confided about their heartwarming reunion at the airport.
“We were both crying right away. As I was standing in tears, someone ran over and handed me a handkerchief. I definitely needed it,” she revealed. .
“I couldn’t stop touching her face. I was like, ‘Is this really you? It didn’t feel real. It was cold, it was warm. I couldn’t let her go.’ So I held on tight.”
Cherelle’s moving interview comes a week after Griner made his first statement since returning to the United States.
Posting on Instagram on Dec. 16, the young talent uploaded a lengthy statement thanking his fans for their support.
“I dug deep to stay true to my beliefs. What kept me going was the love from so many of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your help.” .
As well as expressing his gratitude, Griner called on his fans to help him return home to Paul Whelan, another American who has been unjustly detained in Russia.
Finally, the talented player has announced that he will be returning to the Phoenix Mercury to play in the 2023 WNBA season.
“I look forward to saying ‘thank you’ to those who have endorsed, written and posted for me soon,” she added.
We can’t wait to see these two lovebirds continue to thrive.