Newlywed WNBA stars are about to get their marriage annulled. Brittney Griner has filed papers to annul her 29-day marriage to Glory Johnson. This news also comes right after Glory Johnson’s announcement that she was pregnant and that they were going to start a family. Brittney released this statement:
“Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage,” I can confirm that 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.”
While Brittney said that the announcement was mutual, Glory’s agent says that she was not aware and was “extremely hurt and blindsided” by Brittney’s actions. Her agent went on to say:
“She loves Brittney and made a huge sacrifice to carry a child, put her career on hold, invest in their relationship and their future.”
The two were married just a few weeks after a domestic violence incident in Arizona. Both women were charged and the WNBA’s investigation said it was ‘mutual combat.’ Griner decided to enter a diversion program and agreed to plead guilty so that it would be wiped from her record once finished and Johnson’s case is still pending.
In an article in Sports Illustrated, Johnson said:
“I’m not going to throw Brittney under the bus … and she’s not going to throw me under the bus … [but] what the [WNBA] did not say in the statements they released was that I pled not guilty,” Johnson told SI. “… So for them to release a statement saying that we were both guilty in the situation, it’s not right. It’s not correct. … Brittney pled guilty … Brittney understands why I pled not guilty, and I understand why she pled guilty. … She was even willing to speak to whoever she needed to, to get the point across.”