WNBA Marriage Gets Nasty, Implodes After 28 Days

Brittney Griner files for annulment against Glory Johnson
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2015 2:03 PM CDT
WNBA Marriage Gets Nasty, Implodes After 28 Days
This combo of booking photos released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, show WNBA players Brittney Griner, left, and her fiancee Glory Johnson.   (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

This looks messy: WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson seem headed for a breakup just 28 days into their budding marriage, People reports. The move comes right after Johnson announced her pregnancy, and six weeks after the 24-year-olds were arrested and got league suspensions for getting in a fight at home. "Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage," Griner says in a statement; she filed papers to annul their marriage on Friday, TMZ reports. Hours later, Johnson posted an Internet meme about "unperfect people refusing to give up on each other," but deleted it soon after and said Griner's move blindsided her.

Johnson revealed her pregnancy Thursday in an Instagram photo of a bun going into a cake shaped like an oven, but Griner says the pair agreed to call it quits Wednesday. She also claims to know very little about the pregnancy. On Friday, Johnson posted on Instagram, "One day until I'm reunited with my wife @brittneygriner. . . This is about to be one CRAZY SUMMER!!!" All of this follows a Sports Illustrated interview with Johnson published Tuesday, in which she claims Griner targeted her in their Goodyear, Arizona, domestic dispute. Medical records say Johnson was hit twice "on the back of her head by a hard carrying case," giving Johnson spinal trauma and a concussion, while Griner escaped with minor injuries. Adding to the mix, Griner now says Johnson threatened her into getting married in the first place, but doesn't dish on details, notes TMZ. (More WNBA stories.)

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