Kelsey Plum Shares Heartbreaking Message About Divorcing Darren Waller

Plum and Waller are breaking up after a year of marriage.
Oct 15, 2023; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Las Vegas Aces guard Kelsey Plum (10) during game three of
Oct 15, 2023; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Las Vegas Aces guard Kelsey Plum (10) during game three of / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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Kelsey Plum and Darren Waller are divorcing. The WNBA star and the NFL tight end were married in March of 2023 and are calling it quits. Plum took to social media to address the split.

In a Twitter post, Plum said, "I am devastated. I walked through fire for that man, but now I see it's time to go. God has given me an incredible life, and I'm truly so grateful for the profound love from my family and friends. One day I'll share my story, today is not that day. Thank you for the grace to process my pain, to forgive and move forward. Today and everyday I will continue to choose joy. Much love KP."

The couple began making appearances together in 2022 and have known each other since at least 2021, though they never confirmed their relationship until their wedding.

Plum is the star point guard of the Las Vegas Aces and led them to back-to-back WNBA championships in 2022 and 2023. She was named first team All-WNBA in 2022 and won a gold medal in 3x3 basketball for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. She has become a crossover star, earning endorsement deals with Nike, Under Armour and Target.

Waller was a Pro Bowler for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020, and was traded to the New York Giants before the 2023 season. He struggled with a hamstring injury during his first season in New York and finished the season with 552 yards and one touchdown on 52 receptions.

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