Brittney Griner files to annul marriage to Glory Johnson

ESPN’s account:

“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 told TMZ that she was blindsided by the news that Griner had filed paperwork for an annulment.

People Magazine’s write up:

A request for comment from Johnson was not immediately answered. However, Johnson’s sports marketing agent, D.J. Fisher, tells TMZ: “Glory was unaware of the filing and still loves and cares for Brittney. 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 continues, “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. She knows how important marriage is and made a lifetime commitment and decision to spend the rest of her life with Brittney.”

Adding just a hint of confusion, Johnson used her Instagram account earlier Friday to post a virtual love note to Griner, writing, “One day until I’m reunited with my wife @brittneygriner. . . This is about to be one CRAZY SUMMER!!! #TooExcited #NewLife #NewAdditionToTheFamily.”

Sports Illustrated’s take.

Johnson announced her pregnancy yesterday. She got pregnant by in-vitro fertilization.

A bit of confusion:

“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.”