Brittney Griner Says Marrying Glory Johnson Was a “Huge Mistake”

Marrying Glory Johnson was a “huge mistake,” WNBA superstar Brittney Johnson told ESPN in an interview just days after filing for an annulment of marriage from the fellow basketball player. 

 

“Prior to us getting married, I knew I shouldn’t have went through with it and I talked to Glory about it but sometimes you feel pressured into things,” Griner explained of her decision to end their marriage after only 28 days. “I went along with it and I knew I shouldn’t have and it was a huge mistake.”

Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner opens up during an ESPN interview. Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images

Prior to saying “I do,” the Tulsa Shock and Phoenix Mercury players were arrested for allegedly assaulting each other this past April.

“With everything going on — counseling, classes — it just wasn’t the right way to start off a marriage,” Griner continued. “I wanted to take time to get myself right and…we both agreed to it this past Wednesday to get a divorce, annulment, and it is in writing in text messages as well,” she added, following Johnson’s statement which claimed she was surprised to learn Griner had filed on Friday, June 5.

Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson
Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson during happier times. Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images

As previously reported, Griner, 24, filed for the annulment, claiming her marriage to Johnson is based on “fraud and duress.”

"Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage,” she said in a statement. “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."

During her interview with ESPN, the star broke down crying before concluding she’s now going to just try to “submerge” herself in basketball.

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