Kelsey Plum and Darren Waller file for divorce after one year of marriage

Kelsey Plum (L) of the Las Vegas Aces and tight end Darren Waller of the Las Vegas Raiders attend the inaugural IX Awards

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

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

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

“God has given me an incredible life and I am truly grateful for the deep love of my family and friends,” the Las Vegas Aces star continued.

“One day I will share my story, today is not that day. Thank you for the grace to process my pain, forgive and move on. Today and every day I will continue to choose joy . Lots of love KP.”

Plum ended his message by writing “Philippians 1:6.” The Bible verse means: “He who began a good work in you will complete it in the day of Jesus Christ.” »

NFL player, Darren Waller hugs Kelsey Plum #10 of the Las Vegas Aces after the first game of Game 1 of the 2022 WNBA playoffs on August 17, 2022 at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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 getting married on March 4, 2023.

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

Shortly after their marriage, Waller was traded across the country to the New York Giants.

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Just weeks before filing for divorce, Waller spoke to PEOPLE about his future plans and how he plans to retire from football.

“I’m at the point where I’m like, ‘Is this something I want to continue to invest my time, my body, my mind in?’ And I have to make a decision on that,” Waller told about his potential departure from the NFL.

Kelsey Plum #10 of the Las Vegas Aces reacts with her husband Darren Waller after defeating the New York Liberty in Game 4 of the 2023 WNBA Finals at Barclays Center on October 18, 2023 in New York.

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

Waller added: “I’m a guy who’s interested in more than just football,” Waller said. “And football has done a lot for me, I’m very grateful, but it’s a chore, and you have to be 100% ready to adapt to it, and I have 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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