Brittney Griner Files Annulment Papers Day After Wife Announces Baby [Details]

Rucuss staffJune 6, 2015

Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner has filed papers seeking to annul her 29-day marriage to WNBA star Glory Johnson.

Only one day after Johnson announced she was pregnant with the couple first child, Griner decided to end the marriage.  Johnson shared a photo of Griner caressing her stomach on Instagram with the caption: “One day until I’m reunited with my wife @brittneygriner. This is about to be one CRAZY SUMMER!!! #TooExcited #NewLife #NewAdditionToTheFamily.”

But as it turns out, Griner didn’t feel the same way. TMZ reports Griner may have been blindsided by the pregnancy and were not on the same page. In court documents, Griner said she didn’t know any ‘key details’ about her wife’s pregnancy.

Griner issued a statement about filing for an annulment.

“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.”

Despite Griner’s statement that the couple had discussed a divorce or annulment, Johnson’s agent, D.J. Fisher, said in a statement that she was unaware of the filing and was “extremely hurt and blindsided” by Griner’s actions.

“She loves Brittney and made a huge sacrifice to carry a child, put her career on hold, invest in their relationship and their future,” Fisher said, adding that Johnson was requesting privacy.

The two WNBA stars married May 8, just three weeks after both were arrested in Arizona on domestic violence charges. Griner entered a diversion program, agreeing to plead guilty to disorderly conduct and attend 26 weeks of counseling. Once Griner completes the program, the charge will be wiped from her record. Johnson’s case was transferred to a jurisdiction without a diversion program, so her case is still pending. She must either fight the case in court or reach a plea agreement.

The WNBA investigated the altercation and deemed it was “mutual combat” and suspended both players seven games. The WNBA season opened Friday night.

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