After less than a month of marriage, Brittney Griner is seeking an annulment from her WNBA wife Glory Johnson.
“Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage,” Griner said in a statement Friday. “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.”
Griner and Johnson have had a tumultuous relationship that included a domestic violence incident, where Griner pleaded guilty.
In an article published Wednesday by Sports Illustrated, Johnson was quoted as saying she was the victim in the altercation.
“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.”
Just last week, Johnson posted about her pregnancy on Instagram.
“It has always been a dream of mine to start a family with someone I love,” Johnson said in a statement provided by the team. “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.”