WNBA All-Star Glory Johnson said on Friday that she would be remaining in Tulsa and that she would go through with her pregnancy despite her split from Brittney Griner.
“I am truly really saddened by the recent turn of events and was not expecting to have our marriage end so abruptly,” she wrote in an emailed statement. “I am ready to begin focusing on my health, pregnancy and am going to remain in Tulsa to continue to build my relationship with the Tulsa Shock organization, and my teammates. I appreciate the support of my fans, family and loved ones and look forward to returning to the basketball court as soon as I can.”
She went on to refute some of the claims Griner had made concerning their marriage and pregnancy.
“At no stage was Brittney pressured to undertake the fertility process,” Johnson’s statement said, in opposition to Griner’s claim that she did not know how long Johnson had been pregnant. “In fact, throughout the entire process, Brittney was a willing participant, consenting and signing all the necessary documents that needed to be signed in order to move forward with the treatments.”
“In addition, while we may have both had our reservations, we both willfully and joyfully walked down the aisle together and decided to get married,” Johnson said in response to Griner’s claim that the marriage was made under duress.
Check out the video from Griner’s interview with ESPN below.