Now This is a WNBA Couple That Knows Something About Love

LaTaya Varner and Seimone Augustus kiss at their May 2015 wedding.

LaTaya Varner and Seimone Augustus kiss at their May 2015 wedding.

 

“I never thought I would get married. A lot of women have that dream — wearing a white dress and walking down the aisle. I never did.”

 

That is how Seimone Augustus, 31 , a WNBA player started her first-person story in The Player’s Tribune about her eight year relationship with LaTaya, 27, who became her wife in May. The five-time WNBA All-Star, who plays for the Minnesota Lynx, had 15 guests at her wedding.

Augustus shares how she came out in junior high school and has been honest about her sexuality ever since. She says, “When you’re happy with your career and your environment, but most importantly, with yourself — when you’re your authentic self every single day, without shame — life sort of falls into place.”

This piece was critical because, “That’s how I met the woman who would become my wife.”

Seimone only had one request of her wedding ceremony to LaTaya: That she wear sneakers and there be red velvet cake.

Seimone only had one request of her wedding ceremony to LaTaya: That she wear sneakers and there be red velvet cake.

The two met at a night club in Minnesota and Seimone who describes herself as painfully shy, says she finally worked up the nerve to ask LaTaya to dance and for her number!

Their first date at a theme park was, “Perfect. If I lined up all of my days in my short life, I’d still pick that one as one of my favorites, every time. Just two nervous girls — one quiet and shy, and one bubbling over with personality — navigating something new together.”

Soon the couple fell in love and a few years later started talking about marriage. At the time gay marriage wasn’t legal in all of the states and they worried about not having their relationship recognized if they should move or one of them got hurt.

Seimone proposed in 2010 on the beach in Miami around Christmas.

Read the rest of the story here. 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Now This is a WNBA Couple That Knows Something About Love

  1. But in a culture that too readily idolizes celebrity same-sex couples as a function of their rarity, Griner and Johnson’s convoluted and contentious relationship can still shine a light—though a different one than Griner was referring to—on one of the most hidden problems in the LGBT community.

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