As Brittney Griner remains in custody overseas, the WNBA star’s wife is speaking out about her pain.
On Monday, March 7, days after the Russian Federal Customs Service confirmed Brittney’s arrest on suspicion of drug smuggling, Cherelle Griner took to her Instagram to send love to her wife. It’s common for people to say, “Keep busy.” Yet, there’s not a task in this world that could keep any of us from worrying about you,” Cherelle, who wed Brittney in 2015, wrote alongside a photo of the couple’s loved ones. My heart and our hearts are all racing every day that passes.
“I miss your voice. She continued, “I miss your presence.” You are our person!” This pain is too painful to be expressed in words. I’m hurting, we’re hurting. “We are waiting for you to be our family!”
Brittney, 31, who plays on Russian team UMMC Ekaterinburg during the WNBA off-season, was arrested in February. Amid growing global tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Federal Customs Service announced that its officials had detained Brittney at the Sheremetyevo airport near Moscow after allegedly discovering vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage.