Like many who looked on in disapproval as Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson tied the knot two weeks after their domestic violence incident, the Phoenix Mercury center now says that her marriage “was a huge mistake.”
In an interview with ESPN, the six-foot-eight-inch basketball star says that she wanted to press pause on wedding plans after her April arrest, but she succumbed to pressure and married Johnson against her better judgment.
“Prior to us getting married, I knew I shouldn’t have done it; I knew I shouldn’t have went through with it,” Griner explained. “And I talked to Glory about it, but, you know, sometimes you feel pressured into things, and I went along with it and I knew I shouldn’t have. It was a huge mistake. I just knew it was a mistake now. And now, I’m filing for an annulment.”
Although wedding plans were in place prior to the incident, Griner says that they should have pumped their brakes once things went left.
“With everything going on, counseling and classes, it just wasn’t the right way to start off our marriage. It wasn’t the right way to start off the unity like that. I wanted to take the time to get myself right.”
Griner also claims to have evidence that her estranged wife had not been blindsided by the annulment as her reps have claimed.
“We both agreed to it — this past Wednesday actually — to get an annulment. It’s in writing and via text message as well…so.”
As for Johnson’s pregnancy, which was announced just one day before news of the annulment broke, it seems that Griner was aware that she was pregnant but was surprised that her wife made the announcement so early.
“I was definitely surprised. It’s very early. It’s too early to post or say anything about it and, uh, I was surprised.”
It’s unfortunate that things didn’t work out between these two, but it seems that separating may be the best option for them right now.