WNBA Star Brittney Griner Shares Annulment News Day After Wife Announces Pregnancy
These WNBA stars' rocky road of romance just got even bumpier.
Just 28 days after their wedding, Brittney Griner filed an annulment from wife Glory Johnson on Friday.
The bigger surprise? Johnson announced she was pregnant just one day earlier!
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"Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced or annul our marriage," Griner said in a statement to People magazine. "I can confirm today I filed for an annulment. In the week prior to the wedding, I attempted to postpone the wedding several times until I completed counseling, but I still went through with it. I now realize that was a mistake.”
According to her now-estranged wife, that's not how the wedding or annulment went down. Johnson's rep, sports marketing agent D. J. Fisher, explained to TMZ that his client was "blindsided" by the announcement, claiming she was forced into the marriage but never agreed to an annulment.
"Glory loves Brittney and made a huge sacrifice to carry a child, put her career on hold, to invest in their relationship and their future," Fisher told TMZ. "As a result she won't be playing this season."
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Fisher added that the Tulsa Shock forward knows marriage is important and a lifetime commitment. "Glory wouldn't intentionally do anything to hurt Brittney and has tried her best to protect her and their marriage," he said. "Obviously this marriage was about them starting their life together. Glory is the sweetest thing in the world and she was dedicated to their partnership."
Griner and Johnson, both 24, were married in Phoenix on May 8, six weeks after a physical altercation at their home in Goodyear, Arizona, that led to both being arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct stemming. Griner accepted a plea deal on April 28, and both agreed to domestic violence but still received league suspensions.
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