Kevin Durant And WNBA Star Fiancée Monica Wright Split, And She Blames It On A Difference In Religious Beliefs
Around this time last year, news got around that Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant was engaged to be married to WNBA star Monica Wright, a guard for the Minnesota Lynx. It was a real life Love and Basketball situation (Get it? Monica Wright?)! But sadly, it looks like Durant and Wright won’t be making it down the aisle.
According to Baller Alert, during a chat at the Minnesota Lynx’s Faith and Family Night event, Wright confirmed that the couple went their separate ways earlier this year. Even though they seemed like a cute couple, Wright said it was differences in their faith that drove them apart.
“I was engaged last year and it kind of changed that relationship big time because I was going in a direction that unfortunately a lot of people aren’t willing to sacrifice their lifestyle for.”
Wright didn’t specify what things Durant wasn’t willing to sacrifice his lifestyle for, but choosing not to accommodate the changes she was making for her faith was enough to let Wright know that she needed to move on alone. All of this is interesting considering that Durant seems to take his faith very seriously. He’s often seen moving around with his pastor, Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church in NYC. When speaking on getting baptized by Lentz last year, Durant had this to say during a testimony at the church:
“When I came out of the water, I just felt different. Basketball is so important to me and I carry that emotion with me all of the time and before that I would be so mad at the smallest things. My coaches, my teammates, my fans. After that, I was just so positive. Showing God his grace…”
I guess their walks were just a little too different.