“We wanted to announce today that we are very excited to continue the work we have done together, but to do so as a married couple,” said Moore. “We are delighted to share this new chapter in life together. “Irons, 40, was sentenced to 50 years in prison in 1998 for shooting a Missouri landlord. Fingerprint evidence bolstered Irons’ defense in March and he was released from jail on July 1.Moore put her WNBA career on hold in February 2019 as she decided to devote her time to social justice. She met Irons as part of a prison ministry program at the age of 18 and the two have formed a friendship over the past decade. Irons proposed to Moore after being released from the Jefferson City Correctional Center.
“When I got out we were in the hotel room, we had friends in the room, it was the end and we were extremely tired, but we were still gassed with excitement,” Irons said on Hello america. “There was just me and her in the room and I knelt down and looked up at her and she kind of knew what was going on and I said, ‘Will you marry me? She said, “yes”. “
Moore, 31, is one of the most accomplished players in WNBA history. She is a four-time 2014 champion and MVP, earning six All-Star appearances and five All-WNBA First Team accolades. Moore is currently uncertain whether she will continue her playing career.
“I’m really trying to breathe from this long, long battle,” Moore said. “There are a lot of unknowns for a lot of us right now. So I’m still in this camp. “