LaTaya Varner is a WAG who engaged and subsequently married to 3X Olympic gold medalist with the U.S. women’s basketball team, Seimone Augustus. In 2012, with Augustus' adopted home state of Minnesota considering a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, the WNBA star became a vocal proponent of equal rights for gays. As state law already makes gay marriage illegal, and the couple celebrated their wedding in another state.
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Varner, 31, an aspiring actress, is married to an American professional women's basketball player Seimone Augustus. The pair met for the first time in Minneapolis. Following years of a romantic relationship, No. 33 – Minnesota Lynx proposed her with an emerald cut diamond ring in 2012 in Miami Beach.
In 2015, LaTaya Varner and Seimone Augustus tied the knot in an intimate traditional Hawaiian ceremony, which was attended by just 15 guests. Though the ceremony was lavish with an exchange of leis, a hula performance during dinner, and a fire-and-knife show during dessert.
What's more, the outdoor event came off at the Montage Kapalua Bay resort in Maui. The venue was embellished in white orchids, roses, peonies, and hydrangeas, accompanied with dinner and a red velvet cake dessert featuring more white orchids cascading down its two tiers.
Since their dating phase, LaTaya Varner and her partner Augustus has raised voice for gay rights.
Augustus said, "I just never understood why someone else's love life and who they love and who they choose to be with affects so many other people's lives, "Is it a scare of, 'Gay people are going to be running around, and everyone's going to turn gay?"
Varner expects gay marriage will be accepted soon, and it's not just she and Seimone are the one. She states, "There are so many other people besides someone who is in the limelight." Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley, as well as Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe, are a famous lesbian couple from WNBA.
It seems like Augustus' decision to take a more public role in raising voice for gay rights is drawing some applause from an athletic scene too.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, Seimone Augustus, was born on 30th April 1984. Currently, playing side the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA, Dynamo Kursk, and the U.S. national team. At the 2006 WNBA draft, she was picked by the Lynx with 1st overall in round one.
In April 2010, Augustus underwent fibroids surgery at Fairview Southdale Hospital. During operation, her uterus was also removed while her ovaries were left intact, making children through a gestational surrogate possible. Lynx No.33 Shooting guard said that she wants children someday.
Known to be aspiring actress, LaTaya Varner's net worth is under review as of 2020, but she shares a net worth of $2 million with her partner, Seimone Augustus. As reported, Augustus makes $100,000 from her WNBA team and another six-digit figure from her Russian Premier League. Besides, she earns much from her endorsement deals.
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