WNBAer’s annulment denied: Brittney Griner Annul
Published: August 15, 2015
WNBAer’s annulment denied: Brittney Griner Annul, A judge shut down Brittney Griner’s request to annul her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson this week, and on Friday night Johnson took to Instagram with a post that seemed to be a dig at her soon-to-be ex-wife.
“It’s not right to proclaim to The World that someone cheated on you, without having Legitimate Proof,” she wrote. “I’m not that type of Person, never have been, never will be.”
Johnson, 24, also shared a pic of a quote that said, “Lying is done with words and also with silence.”
The couple’s marriage ended in June, just one day after Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, announced that she was pregnant.
Griner, 24, pulled the plug on their 28-day marriage, filing for an annulment. In a statement to PEOPLE at the time, she said that in the week prior to their wedding, she “attempted to postpone the wedding several times,” adding that after going through with the ceremony she realized that it “was a mistake.”
The pair wed on May 8, six weeks after a physical altercation at their Arizona home resulted in arrests and suspensions for both.
Griner, who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, alleges in court papers that Johnson kept up contact with an ex “beau” during their relationship, and “intentionally concealed her sexual relations with a man to whom she was simultaneously in a relationship from 2013 to July 2014” during the women’s courtship.
After the court’s decision to reject Griner’s request for an annulment, a Johnson confidante told PEOPLE, “It’s Brittney’s responsibility to provide for the two of them.”
Johnson, who has taken a year off from the court to carry twins, told PEOPLE in a statement on Saturday that she was “thankful the annulment was rejected because an act of marriage did occur.”
“Together we made life changing decisions which impacted our lives collectively,” she added, “and we both should be held responsible for those decisions.”
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