WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson wed
WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson tied the knot Friday in a ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona.
The couple, both 24, exchanged vows at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, surrounded by arrangements of white hydrangea, white and coral roses, and peach hypericum berries in a “desert elegance” theme, People magazine reported.
Johnson, a forward with the Tulsa Shock, shared photos on social media from the nuptials. She wore a full-length strapless gown that she selected on an episode of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress.”
Griner, a Phoenix Mercury center, wore a tan suit and white converse sneakers.
The wedding comes after Griner and Johnson were both arrested on April 23 on assault and disorderly conduct allegations in their home in Goodyear, Arizona, according to the Arizona Republic. Johnson’s sister called police to report the two were throwing things at each other, and that several people inside the home tried to pull them apart.
Johnson’s attorney issued a statement saying the couple apologized for the “distraction” the incident caused their families, the WNBA, fans and sponsors, saying the couple were working through hardships in a stressful time.
Griner and Johnson each addressed the matter on their social media accounts.
“No matter what happens in this journey of life I know that there is only one person that I need by my side!” Griner said in an Instagram post.
Johnson added that the couple were still planning their wedding.
“We know we must set better examples, even during the most trying times, and we are EXTREMELY sorry for all the negative attention we brought to ourselves, our family, and the league. We are actively seeking help in order to do BETTER,” she said on Instagram.
By Emanuella Grinberg