“People Thought I Was Crazy”: Monica Wright On Facing Major Criticism After Saying She Left Kevin Durant For God

October 13, 2014  |  


Back in July, we told you about Monica Wright, the Minnesota Lynx baller who was engaged to Kevin Durant, but split from him over issues in their respective faith and beliefs. As she told Lynx fans at a Faith and Family Night event this past summer:

“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.”

Of course, the decision to share this information put Wright in the spotlight and started a conversation for many people about what role religious beliefs and the walk you take to strengthen your beliefs play in your relationships. Many people were critical of her choice to ditch the NBA MVP, while others applauded her for doing what was best for her and putting God first.

Months and months later, while speaking to Risen Magazine, according to theYBF, she spoke about that load of criticism and God having her back in her decision to leave that relationship behind.

“Yeah, in my last relationship [with NBA All-Star Kevin Durant], I had to make a decision about compromising myself as a woman. I had to make a decision to leave a relationship, which a lot of people thought I was crazy to leave. There was a lot of criticism over it. But I think God had my back in it. Because I hold to what I know to be true, that is what God will reward instead of what people on the earth think is a good catch.”

I’m currently struggling with my own partner when it comes to our denominations/where we worship, so I can understand how hard it had to have been for Wright to move forward without him because they were on two different pages. I respect Wright for being brave enough to make that decision and for sharing that information with others. You can’t compromise yourself for a ring.

Have you ever felt the need to separate yourself from someone you were dating, or even friends and family, because of your faith?

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