Kelsey Plum and Darren Waller File for Divorce After 1 Year of Marriage, WNBA Star Says She’s ‘Devastated’

WNBA champion Kelsey Plum and NFL tight end Darren Waller have filed for divorce after one year of marriage, PEOPLE can confirm.

On April 23, Plum, 29, and Waller, 31, filed a joint petition for divorce in Clark County, Nevada, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.

Just after the filing, Plum shared a heartbreaking message on social media. “I’m devastated. I walked through fire for that man, but now I see it’s time to go,” she wrote on Instagram Stories.

“God has given me an incredible life, and I’m truly so grateful for the profound love from my family and friends,” the Las Vegas Aces star continued.

“One day I’ll share my story, today is not that day. Thank you for the grace to process my pain, to forgive and move forward. Today and everyday I will continue to choose joy. Much love KP.”

Plum ended her message writing, “Philippians 1:6.” The bible verse means, “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

NFL player, Darren Waller embraces Kelsey Plum #10 of the Las Vegas Aces after Round 1 Game 1 of the 2022 WNBA Playoffs on August 17, 2022 at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/NBAE via Getty

Plum, a two-time WNBA champion with the Aces, and Waller began dating when he played for the Las Vegas Raiders. They reportedly dated for about a year before tying the knot on March 4, 2023.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Plum and Waller applied for a marriage license on Jan. 22, 2023.

Shortly after they married, Waller was traded across the country to the New York Giants.

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Kelsey Plum (L) of the Las Vegas Aces and tight end Darren Waller of the Las Vegas Raiders attend the inaugural IX Awards. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Just weeks before the divorce filing, Waller spoke to PEOPLE about his plans for the future, and how he’s considering retiring from football.

“I’m at the point now where I’m like, ‘Is this something that I want to continue to invest my time, invest my body, invest my mind in?’ And I’ve got to come to a decision on that,” Waller said of his potential departure from the NFL.

Kelsey Plum #10 of the Las Vegas Aces reacts with husband Darren Waller after defeating the New York Liberty during Game Four of the 2023 WNBA Finals at Barclays Center on October 18, 2023 in New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty

“And it’s to the point where it’s like, man, I don’t feel like I’ve really done a lot. In some ways my life hasn’t really started.”

Waller added, “I’m a guy who’s into a lot more than football,” Waller says. “And football’s done a lot for me, I’m so grateful, but it’s a grind, and you’ve got to be 100% willing to suit up for it, and I’ve got to decide if I’m 100% or not.”

Plum will kick off a new WNBA season in May, and is currently training with Team USA for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris.

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