Alana Beard Wife Liran Buchris: Married Life And Kids

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The American former professional basketball player, Alana Beard, is married to her wife, Liran Buchris. 

Alana, with her partner, is open about being in a lesbian relationship. Liran is often seen sharing pictures of Alana and their son Aden on her Instagram.

Moreover, the couple supports each other through thick and thin.

Alana Beard Pictured Infront Of Taj Mahal
Alana Beard Pictured Infront Of Taj Mahal (Source: Instagram)

The Washington Mystics drafted Alana Monique Beard as the second overall pick in the 2004 WNBA draft, which marked the start of her successful career.

Due to exceptional performances for the Mystics, she was named to WNBA All-Star four times.

Beard then joined the Los Angeles Sparks in 2012 as a free agent after overcoming two season-ending injuries.

During her time with Sparks, the 4-times WNBA All-Star bagged the 2016 WNBA Championship with the team.

Additionally, Beard was named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year twice in 2017 and 2018.

Furthermore, the 41-year-old won the Israeli (2007), Polish (2009), and Spanish (2016) National League Championship. 

However, the American former basketball player sustained a lot of injuries in her 15-year career before retiring in January 2020.

Alana Beard Wife: Liran Buchris

The WNBA shooting guard’s wife, Liran Buchris, was born on May 10, 1985, in Masad, Israel, and is currently living with Alana in the United States.

Buchris is the oldest of her four siblings. Amit and Dor Buchris are her brothers, while Rotem Buchris is her younger sister.

Like her partner Alana, Liran is also a basketball enthusiast and initially played collegiate basketball at Pace University (New York).

Alana Beard With Her Wife Liran Buchris
Alana Beard With Her Wife Liran Buchris (Source: Instagram)

There she got a basketball scholarship in 2003 and graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and International Marketing in 2007.

Later, Buchris returned to Israel, establishing herself as a professional basketball player, and took retirement after 8 years in 2017.

However, after her retirement, Liran began tutoring as a Pre-K4 teacher at Sela Public Charter School in Washington, United States.

Married Life And Kids

Beard tweeted in 2010 that her partner would prefer to move in only after exchanging rings. Later, she was rumored to be in a lesbian relationship with Liran Buchris.

Alana maintains a low-key profile about her family and relationships. But, Buchris’s posts on Instagram with Alana date back to September 2012.

However, the exact time and date when the two started dating is out of the media limelight.

Alana Beard With Her Wife Liran Buchris And Kid
Alana Beard With Her Wife Liran Buchris And Kid (Source: Instagram)

Since 2012, Beard’s partner has never missed showcasing her love through Instagram posts. The couple is frequently seen enjoying time together.

Moreover, the former WNBA star, with her partner Buchris, is now a doting parent to a kid. The 3 year-old Aden celebrates his birthday on June 30.

“Thank you for all that you are and all that you’re teaching us. You arrived on your own time, in your perfect way (crashing our baby shower plans).” Liran wrote on her Instagram wishing her kid his 1st birthday.

On May 14, 2023, she referred to Alana as her wife while wishing her a birthday. Based on this, we reached the conclusion that they have been married.

Anil Chapagain
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