Photos: Meet The Ex-Wife Of WNBA Star Brittney Griner

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Earlier this month, Brittany Griner was sentenced to nine years in Russian prison

He was arrested at an airport for having hash oil in a vape pen in his bag.

He has been in Russian custody for several months.

Several people have been speaking on his behalf in the last few months and this includes his ex-wife.

Griner was previously married to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson.

The WNBA players were married in 2015 in a ceremony in Phoenix,

But their divorce was finalized by the end of 2016.

Despite their split, Johnson has been supportive of Griner as he tries to return to the United States.

"I've really struggled...

Trying to find the words to express how I feel without breaking it all emotionally or overstepping...

But honestly, I don't want to answer calls and texts about another person's condition,

That's why I will say this," said Mahima to her followers.

"Over the years, we still call on each other to share our feelings, secrets, and even life goals."

Hopefully Griner can come home soon.