Brittney Griner And Wife Cherelle Expecting A Boy, Name Revealed

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 01: (L-R) Brittney Griner and Cherelle Griner attend The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

As we previously reported, Brittney Griner and her wife, Cherelle Griner, are welcoming a new baby. The couple shared the gender and name of the baby in an exclusive CBS interview. They also shared heartwarming footage from their recent baby shower.

The Griners have decided upon the name of Bash for their forthcoming bundle of joy. In April, the lovebirds announced via social media that their precious baby would arrive in July.

“Can’t believe we’re less than three months away from meeting our favorite human being,” the duo captioned a photo of themselves holding hands beside an ultrasound of their little one.

At the baby shower, the WNBA superstar and her pregnant wife played games such as a race to see who can finish a baby bottle fastest and dressing a baby doll while blindfolded.

Toward the end of the beautiful video, the Brittney and Cherelle thanked everyone for attending the celebration of their precious baby boy, Bash.

“Thank you so much for being here, taking time out of your day,” Brittney said. 

Brittney, 33, made headlines in 2022 when she was arrested in Russia after a search of her luggage at a Moscow Airport revealed vape cartridges.

Griner, who was playing basketball in Russia during the WNBA off-season, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nine years in prison. She was detained for 10 months, and in December 2022, after negotiations between Washington and Moscow, she was freed from Russia in a prisoner swap. Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout was released from U.S. custody in exchange for Griner.