WNBA Star Maya Moore Welcomes Child with Husband She Helped Free From Prison
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WNBA champion Maya Moore revealed on Tuesday that she and husband Jonathon Irons welcomed a son, Jonathan Irons Jr., in February.

The pro basketball player turned activist shared the happy news and baby’s first public photos with Good Morning America.

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Moore, 33, married Irons in 2020, shortly after he was released from spending more than two decades in prison. Irons, 42, was wrongfully convicted of burglary and assault by an all-white jury when he was 16; he was tried as an adult.

Irons maintained that he was incorrectly identified in a lineup during the investigation of a home burglary and non-fatal shooting.

Irons and Moore met in 2007, right before the future superstar entered college at the University of Connecticut. They formed a friendship through a prison ministry, after relatives introduced her to his case. Moore spent years fighting for his release.

Maya Moore smiles with husband Jonathan Irons in funny birthday hats with their newborn son
Maya Moore and husband Jonathan Iron Jr. pose in birthday caps with their son. Photo: Good Morning America

Moore, a four-time WNBA champ and league MVP, stepped away from basketball at the prime of her decorated career to focus on justice for her now-husband.

He proposed to Moore, who won the 2021 Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the night he was freed.