Well damn, that was quick.
On Friday in Phoenix, Griner released the following statement, saying:
“Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage. 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.”
It seems that Johnson was not party to the agreement because a rep for Johnson informed TMZ that she was “blindsided” by Griner’s decision to file an annulment and had been still hopeful they could make the marriage work.
What makes the situation even messier is that the news broke a day after Johnson-Griner announced that she’s pregnant.
Griner, who plays for the Phoenix Mercury and Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, were married May 9 — three weeks after they were arrested in Arizona on domestic violence charges. As we reported, Johnson and Griner were each suspended for seven games by the WNBA after their arrests.
Johnson-Griner announced her pregnancy by posting a photo on social networking site Instagram showing a bun coming out of a cake shaped like an oven. It carried the caption, “#WelcomeToTheJohnsonGrinerFamily.” (See it blow)
The Shock confirmed in a statement that the 24-year-old would miss the season due to the pregnancy.
“Right now, I not only have my health to worry about, but also the health of this little one resting inside of me,” Johnson-Griner said. “Rest assured I will be back next season, stronger and more ready to play than ever!”
And if you’re wondering, Johnson has not yet disclosed the identity of the sperm donor.