Almost 1 Year After Tying the Knot, ‘Goofy’ Darren Waller Addresses Divorce Rumors With Kelsey Plum

Published 01/24/2024, 7:17 AM EST

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The projected power couple of the NFL and WNBA Darren Waller and Kelsey Plum enamored their collective fandom when they tied the knot on March 2, 2023. The duo had never publicized their relationship before their wedding, and not many could speculate on the thread of the relationship despite public appearances at a few events before the wedding. Many think they started dating at the end of 2021, as Waller has since been a regular attendee at the games of the Las Vegas Aces.

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After their wedding, however, Waller was traded to the New York Giants, and Kelsey Plum put her focus on a second championship with the Aces, which forced the duo to live out a long-distance marriage. Having tied the knot nearly a year prior, in this long-distance love story, a sudden spark of divorce rumors has created quite a commotion.

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The answer, in short, is no. It all started with a TikTok video posted by Darren Waller, which was interpreted in the wrong way by fans. The NFL star was dancing to a break-up video song and posted the clip on TikTok with, perhaps, some dubious captions, “Stay strong, kings!!! #fyp #explore #men #heartbroken #music #vibes.”

This instantly created a whirlwind of opinions that the Giants star was breaking up with his wife, and rumors spread that the once-revered duo was heading toward an unexpected divorce. When the conversations online went overboard, Darren Waller himself addressed the matter, as he posted a strong denial against divorcing Plum, and further reiterated that their relationship was good.

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Waller expressed that he was just ‘goofing’ around with a sample of The Delafonics song, “Think It Over,” and the misunderstanding took him by surprise. Notably, this brings to light that these athletes are living under the microscope, and everything they do can be subjected to public scrutiny, causing an effect on their individual lives.

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While some assumed that the two were on their way to a bitter separation, Waller refused to unfold any other details. Be that as it may, fans of this NFL-WNBA power couple took a deep breath of relief after the misunderstanding was eventually put to bed.

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