Brittney Griner Files for Annulment After 28 Days of Marriage
WNBA player Brittney Griner has filed for an annulment just 28 days after marrying fellow WNBA baller Glory Johnson. The couple tied the knot May 8, three weeks after they were both arrested in Arizona on domestic violence charges.
"Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage," Griner said in a statement Friday, according to ESPN. "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."
In spite of that statement, 24-year-old Glory's sports marking agent, D.J. Fisher told TMZ she was blindsided by the whole thing. "Glory was unaware of the filing and still loves and cares for Brittney," he told the site, adding that they never agreed to annul the marriage.
"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. As a result she won't be playing this season," he continued. "Glory wouldn't intentionally do anything to hurt Brittney and has tried her best to protect her and their marriage. 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."
Before the announcement made headlines, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together, with Glory posting a shot of 24-year-old Brittney smiling and palming her pregnant belly. "One day until I'm reunited with my Wife @brittneygriner . . . This is about to be one CRAZY SUMMER!!! #TooExcited #NewLife #NewAdditionToTheFamily," she captioned the shot.
She also issued a statement via her Tulsa Shock team, who confirmed she would miss the 2015 season due to the pregnancy. "It has always been a dream of mine to start a family with someone I love," Glory said in the statement. "Being a professional athlete that plays year round, there is never a perfect time to get pregnant without putting my career on hold. The entire process, from learning our fertility options, to making sacrifices necessary nine months before the child is born, is merely preparing me to become a great wife and an even better mother."