NBA ref Violet Palmer Formally Comes Out With Marriage Announcement To Tanya Stine


Congratulations are in order for the lone female ref in the NBA, Violet Palmer. On Friday August 1st, Palmer will marry girlfriend Tanya Stine. The two have been together for 20 years.

Palmer says she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007. She has not tried to keep her sexuality a secret from the league since that time.

“This is actually the big formal coming out,” Palmer said. “We are saying to the world, to everyone, here’s my wife of 20 years. This is the big coming out.”

Palmer will marry celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be officiated by “Basketball Wives LA” star Tanya Young Williams, the ex-wife of former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams.

Random fact. Tanya was my stylist for awhile. Congrats to the couple.