Cherelle Griner, Wife of Brittney Posts First Instagram Entry Since WNBA Player Returns From Russian Prison

Cherelle Griner, Wife of Brittney Posts First Instagram Entry Since WNBA Player Returns From Russian Prison

The wife of Brittney Griner posted her first entry on her Instagram account since the WNBA player came home from being detained and imprisoned in Russia.

Cherelle Griner, who had been fighting for the release of Brittney ever since she was arrested at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow earlier this year, posted on Instagram on Sunday. In her post, she acknowledged the many people, including politicians, family, friends, WNBA players, and several organizations who were instrumental in helping get her wife back, as well as being there for support.

“Yesterday my heart was made whole thanks to the collective efforts of MANY! I’m humbled by their hearts. To care for another, a stranger to some, a friend to some— is humanity in its purest form!

As BG and I start our journey to heal our minds, bodies, and spirits— I wanted to personally say thank you to some of the hands; seen and unseen, that helped make it possible for me to see my wife again!”

In the detailed Instagram entry, she included a collage of photos of some of the individuals she mentioned in the post.

She thanked the Biden-Harris Administration and SPEHA (Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs) for being responsible for the negotiation to bring Brittney home. Several members of Congress, Congressman Greg Stanton, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and Congressman Colin Allred. Some prominent media personalities such as Robin Roberts, Joy Reid, Rev. Al Sharpton and The Women of The View.

She also listed the 44 civil and human rights organizations, the WNBA, the Phoenix Mercury, WNBA, USAB, WNBPA and Nike along with an extended list of other people and companies.

“I appreciate each and every one of you! Let’s continue to use our hands, voices, platforms, and resources to bring Paul and all Americans home. All families deserve to be whole!

“Love, Cherelle Griner”

The WNBA star has returned back home from being in Russia for the past 10 months after being detained for possessing vape canisters with cannabis oil. She was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in February as Russia began its war with Ukraine.

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