WNBA Star Maya Moore Welcomes Child with Husband She Helped Free From Prison
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.
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.