Brittney Griner Files To Annul Marriage To Glory Johnson-Griner

One day after Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson-Griner announced her pregnancy, wife and Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has filed papers seeking to annul their 28-day marriage.

Griner issued a statement on Friday, saying that the couple made a mutual decision to separate last week. Griner claims in the court documents that she was “pressured into marriage under duress by [Johnson’s] threatening statements,” and says she had nothing to do with planning for the child.

Johnson-Griner’s agent released a statement saying that Johnson was “extremely hurt and blindsided” by Griner’s actions.

From ESPN:

Brittney Griner has filed papers seeking to annul her 29-day marriage to 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.”


Despite Griner’s statement that the couple had discussed a divorce or annulment, Johnson’s agent, D.J. Fisher, said in a statement late Friday 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.

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