Brittney Griner Files for an Annulment

Brittney Griner MarriageGlory Johnson claims that she was shocked after finding out that her partner in marriage WNBA star Brittney Griner  file for an annulment.

According to TMZ Sports who broke the story … Griner filed the court docs Friday in which she claims that saying Johnson threatened her into getting married and that the marriage was a fraud.

Griner issued a statement saying, “Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage. 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.”

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But Johnson’s camp says Brittney’s full of crap — saying they NEVER agreed to annul the marriage.

Johnson’s rep adds, “Glory loves Brittney and made a huge sacrifice to carry a child, put her career on hold, to invest in their relationship and their future. As a result she won’t be playing this season.”

“Glory wouldn’t intentionally do anything to hurt Brittney and has tried her best to protect her and their marriage. Obviously this marriage was about them starting their life together. Glory is the sweetest thing in the world and she was dedicated to their partnership.”

“She knows how important marriage is and made a lifetime commitment and decision to spend the rest of her life with Brittney.”

Glory Johnson is an American basketball forward playing for the Tulsa Shock. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she went to Webb School Of Knoxville and played collegiality for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols.

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