Brittney Griner and Wife Cherelle Are the True MVPs With Jaw-Dropping Met Gala 2023 Debut

Brittney Griner and her wife Cherelle Griner shined in custom Calvin Klein for their Met Gala debut on May 1. See the head-turning photo of the couple on the red carpet.

By Kisha Forde May 02, 2023 12:45 AMTags
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They shot, they scored.

WNBA star Brittney Griner and wife Cherelle Griner checked into the fashion game, making their debut at the 2023 Met Gala May 1 in coordinating custom Calvin Klein. Brittney's monochromatic look featured a sand-colored silk jacket, pants and top, while Cherelle rocked a strapless white gown with black pointed heels. (See every celeb on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art here.)

The pair, who wed in 2019, bounced over to NYC after attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C. April 29. Their game plan for that high-profile event saw the Phoenix Mercury star sporting an all-black blazer paired with black pants. As for Cherelle, she stunned in a strapless full-length black gown.

Their Met Gala debut comes nearly five months after the 32-year-old athlete was released from Russian detention. She spent 10 months imprisoned after getting arrested at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport last February for allegedly possessing vape cartridges that contained cannabis oil in her luggage.

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Following her December 2022 release, Cherelle, 30, reflected on the couple's long journey.

"My family's whole, I have my person," she told People later that month. "And so I feel the most supported and safe and secure as I've ever felt in life."

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And they aren't the only ones who scored during the 2023 Met Gala. Read on to see all the couples on those famous Met steps.

A$AP Rocky & Rihanna

Rihanna in Valentino and Bulgari jewelry, A$AP Rocky in Gucci and Boucheron jewelry

Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian

Serena in Gucci

Brittany Mahomes & Patrick Mahomes

Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

In Valentino; Priyanka in Bulgari jewelry

Karlie Kloss & Joshua Kushner

Karlie in Loewe

Suki Waterhouse & Robert Pattinson

Suki in Fendi; Robert in Dior Men by Kim Jones

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade

In Prada

Brooklyn Beckham & Nicola Peltz

In Valentino

Taika Waititi & Rita Ora

In Prabal Gurung

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban

Nicole in Chanel

Salma Hayek & François-Henri Pinault

Salma in Gucci

Sabrina Dhowre & Idris Elba

Andy Roddick & Brooklyn Decker

Brooklyn in Chanel

Jeremy Strong & Emma Wall

Jeremy in Prada

Viola Davis & Julius Tennon

Viola in Valentino

Nnamdi Asomugha & Kerry Washington

Kerry in Michael Kors

Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness

Hugh in Zegna, Deborra-Lee in Tom Ford

Brittney Griner & Cherelle Griner

In Calvin Klein

Seth Meyers & Alexi Ashe

In Tom Ford

Hannah Bagshawe & Eddie Redmayne

In Alexander McQueen

Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shaye Brosnan

Lisa Liberati & James McAvoy

James in Dunhill

Josh Groban & Natalie McQueen

Liberty Ross & Jimmy Iovine

Tom Sturridge & Alexa Chung

In Roisin Pierce

James Corden & Julia Corden

Roger Federer & Mirka Federer

Baz Luhrmann & Catherine Martin

Check out E!'s Met Gala homepage for every must-see look from fashion's biggest night and all the behind-the-scenes moments you might have missed.