An Arizona judge denied Glory Johnson-Griner’s request for spousal support from her ex-wife Brittney Griner. Glory, in response, is “relieved and thankful.” Are you confused too?
This news comes after a tumultuous relationship that included incidents of domestic violence (the pair were arrested in April for a fight at their home and Brittney pled guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct, subsequently taking a domestic violence diversion course), a wedding atop a mountain, a baby announcement, a seven-game suspension each for the domestic violence incident and a swift annulment request from Brittney.
After the annulment request, Glory took Brittney to court for spousal support for $20,000 plus legal fees, which a judge denied. Griner told the court she couldn’t afford that sum each month and her lawyer is “very pleased that the judge has ruled, after evaluating the credibility of the testimony, that a 28-day marriage does not entitle Glory Johnson to Brittney Griner’s money for purposes of alimony, Mercedes car payments or attorney’s fees.”
Here’s Glory’s statement to People:
“I feel relieved and thankful now that this stressful situation is coming to an end. I was honest throughout this entire painful experience, and I have no regrets. Now, I feel like I am finally free to focus on the things in my life that really matter,” Johnson wrote in a statement exclusive to PEOPLE.
“I get to enjoy being a mom, surrounded by the loving support of my family, and look forward to continuing my exciting career playing the game that I love,” she said. “I’m thankful for those who believed in me and supported me during this trying time. Continue to have faith because right is right and wrong is wrong.”
It gets worse.
Griner… alleges in court papers that Johnson kept up contact with an ex during their relationship, and “intentionally concealed her sexual relations with a man to whom she was simultaneously in a relationship from 2013 to July 2014” during the women’s courtship.
And even worse, really: Ultimately, Brittney’s request for an annulment was denied, and so the separation became a dissolution of marriage with minor children. Johnson is pregnant with twins and alleges that Griner played a part in planning their birth. The babies are due in February 2016, and once they are born Johnson can request child support from her ex-wife. Griner, in the meantime, maintains she had no idea Johnson was actively pursuing in vitro fertilization.
Now Glory’s sub-Instagramming:
This is a mess.
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