Her sexual exploits have been debated among social media users, and Brittany Renner hasn’t been intimidated by the criticism. She faced controversy over her relationship with PJ Washington while he was in college. The basketball star was reportedly 18 when he met the 24-year-old Renner; four years later, the pair welcomed a son. However, it was around the time of the pregnancy that things took a turn, and these days, Washington is engaged to someone else.

Renner has taken hits over the age gap but argued that men don’t receive the same pushback when they date younger. In December 2021, back when he was still coaching at Jackson State University, Deion Sanders raised eyebrows by inviting Renner to speak to his players. At the time, the football coach said the knowledge Renner possessed could help his players understand what was going on in the real world.

Degrading Or Empowering?

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 27: Brittany Renner attends a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center on October 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

Renner was happy to oblige and visited the university for an intimate conversation. However, more recently, she spoke with The Shade Room about the moment, and she may be regretful. It was noted that Sanders’s invitation seemed to more like a warning for his players to watch out for women like Renner. She was asked if that was empowering or degrading for her.

“When I originally agreed to do it, I thought it was empowering,” Renner answered. “[Hindesight], looking now from where I’m sitting? It doesn’t really feel that good.” Elsewhere, Renner also addressed the narrative that she and Washington hate one another behind the scenes. “I don’t know why people even still think the way that they do about that situation.”

Nothing But Love From Brittany Renner

“I love my child’s father to death. I don’t want to be with him” she further stated. “And our son was planned. I thought that was my guy, I guess foolish of me for thinking someone who’s only six years younger than me. Let’s not even get into the age gap… I just genuinely thought that was my person who understood and saw me for me cause he never judged me. That’s how it appeared — that’s obviously not true.”