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Brittney Griner Files for an Annulment the Day After Wife Glory Johnson Announces She's Pregnant


The basketball star filed to end their marriage 28 days after marrying

It's been a rough six weeks for this couple.

On Friday, WNBA star Brittney Griner filed for an annulment of her marriage to fellow WNBA star Glory Johnson, the day after Johnson announced on Instagram that she is expecting a baby.

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A month before the couple's May nupitals, police were called to the couple's Arizona home where they were both arrested for assault and disorderly conduct. Griner pleaded guilty to the charges and enrolled herself in domestic violence counseling.

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On June 2nd, Sports Illustrated published a story on the fight that led to Griner and Johnson's arrests, where Johnson is interviewed on the situation, stating that she was the victim in the altercation.

"If I'm being fought, I'm not just gonna sit back," Johnson said in the article. "There's probably a better way to handle it. But at the time... you're just thinking of protecting yourself and doing what you need to do to stand up for yourself."

TMZ reported that Griner filed annulment papers where she alleges "fraud and duress" and that Griner was "pressured into marriage under duress by Johnson's threatening statements." The papers also say that Griner has no biological connection to the baby that Johnson is pregnant with.

Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury and Johnson plays for the Tulsa Shock. Shortly before Johnson announced her pregnancy, her team tweeted that she would not be a part of the upcoming 2015 season.

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ESPN obtained a statement from Griner where she confirms the annulment and claims to have "atempted to postpone the wedding several times" until she completed counseling. She also says that she still "went through with it [the wedding]" but realizes "it was a mistake."

ESPN also talked with Johnson's agent who told the sports network that Johnson is "extremely hurt and blindsided" but the filing and that she "loves Brittney and made a huge sacrifice to carry a child, put her career on hold, invest in their relationship and their future."

The WNBA season opened Friday.

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