WNBA Stars Brittney Griner & Glory Johnson Marry in Phoenix
By Jessica Roy
Welcome to matrimonial bliss, ladies!
WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson said their vows Friday afternoon, People reported. The basketball stars, both 24, had their "desert elegance"-themed wedding in Phoenix, Ariz., where Griner plays for the Mercury.
Per People, the brides got married on a mountaintop beneath an archway at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. A reception at the resort's Falls Terrace followed, and the two celebrated their union with a mixed white-and-red-velvet tiered cake (Griner's and Johnson's favorites, respectively). Griner wore a tan suit, and Johnson glowed in a white wedding gown she picked out on a special episode of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta.
Griner led the Phoenix Mercury to victory in the WNBA Championships in 2014, while Johnson plays for the Tulsa Shock. The 6-foot-8 Griner, a three-time All-American center at Baylor, was the first pick in the 2013 WNBA draft and came out publicly shortly after. The couple got engaged last August. Griner posted about it on Instagram:
"Last Night was a Night to Remember," she captioned it. "I became the happiest person on this earth! (almost pass out but when that one word came out I came back to life) Me and my baby @missvol25 are in it for Life!"
Same-sex marriages have been legal in Arizona since October 2014.
Johnson posted a photo of the brides walking down the aisle on Instagram:
In April, both women were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct stemming from a fight outside their house. Griner accepted a plea deal on April 28 that requires her to enter domestic violence counseling. Johnson voluntarily enrolled in the counseling as well.
After being released from jail, Johnson posted a photo on Instagram of the two of them in the car, along with an explanation -- and an apology.
"WE'RE OK! @brittneygriner and I are home, injury-free, and still wedding planning!" Johnson captioned the pic. "We know we must set better examples, even during the most trying times, and we are EXTREMELY sorry for all the negative attention we brought to ourselves, our family, and the league. We are actively seeking help in order to do BETTER. Thanks for all the Love, Support, and Prayers that were sent our way."
Earlier in the month, the lovebirds added two new members to their family: Puppies Dobe and Major. Johnson posted an unbearably adorable video of the pups wrestling to Instagram: