Brittney Griner’s Request to Annul Glory Johnson Marriage Denied by Judge

Glory Johnson/Brittney Griner
An Arizona judge has reportedly denied Brittney Griner's request to annul her marriage to Glory Johnson (left) hane Bevel/NBAE via Getty Images; Allen Berezovsky/WireImage

Brittney Griner's marriage to Glory Johnson lives on — for now, at least. According to TMZ, a judge in Arizona rejected the WNBA star's request to annul the union.

Johnson, for one, "I am thankful the annulment was rejected because an act of marriage did occur," she told TMZ Sports. "Together we made life-changing decisions which impacted our lives collectively, and we both should be held responsible for those decisions."

Griner, 24, filed for annulment back in June, just 28 days after the two married on May 8. As reported in late July, the Phoenix Mercury player alleged in her documents that Johnson, also 24, had been communicating with an ex via text, and that she never would have gone through with the wedding if she'd known.

Indeed, Griner told ESPN in June that she had doubts about the relationship before they walked down the aisle, "but sometimes you feel pressured into things." She added, "I went along with it and I knew I shouldn't have and it was a huge mistake."

Johnson, for her part, has claimed she was blindsided by the annulment. The Tulsa Shock player — who announced she was pregnant just one day before the split bombshell, and has since revealed she's carrying twins — said in a statement to Us Weekly at the time that she was "truly really saddened" by the end of their short marriage, and "was not expecting to have [it] end so abruptly."

Even before the breakup, though, the WNBA stars had their problems. Back in April, the athletes were arrested for allegedly assaulting each other. 

"I understand what I did was wrong," Griner said of the incident in an interview for ESPN's 2015 Body Issue. "[It] was mutual; they call it 'mutual combat.' And that's what it was. But I wish I had walked away…That was my worst decision; I should've left. Because it never ends good."

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