Excited to share a special update from @WNBA star @MooreMaya and #JonathanIrons! Maya put aside her career to fight for justice for the wrongfully convicted. Just two months ago Jonathan was released from prison. They join us live next @GMA with a big announcement! pic.twitter.com/rZsXKIbczu
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) September 16, 2020
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 16, 2020
Pretty phenomenal feel-good story here. Maya Moore, who left the WNBA to advocate for the release of the wrongfully-convicted Jonathan Irons, is now MARRIED to him. If you’re wondering which movie studios are currently jockeying for the rights to this story, the answer is all of ’em.
The story is detailed at length in this NY Times piece. Obviously Maya Moore is one of those rare athletes who prioritizes her beliefs and morals over her athletic career. Pat Tillman comes to mind. But the real twist here is that Maya fell in love with the man she dedicated years to helping, and he, in turn, fell for her. That sort of “how’d you guys meet?” story will probably make the origin stories for most couples sound pretty weak.
Congratulations to the couple, and thank you to Maya for your incredible dedication to criminal justice reform.