Brittney Griner in shock split from wife Glory Johnson one day after baby annoucnement

Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson’s complicated love story has now devolved into a series of competing accusations of betrayal and coercion.

On Friday, less than a month after saying ‘I do’ and just one day after the newlywed couple announced they were expecting their first baby together, Ms Griner filed papers to have their marriage annulled.

Griner released a statement to ESPN’s Kate Fagan 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.’

The WNBA star and her pregnant spouse tied the knot last month in an intimate yet romantic ceremony in Arizona.

Their road to the altar was a bumpy one: just weeks before the nuptials, both women were arrested for a domestic violence incident.

Johnson did not personally address the news but told TMZ Sports through her agent, DJ Fisher, that she was ‘blindsided’ and ‘extremely hurt’ by Griner’s actions.

Fisher stated: ‘Glory was unaware of the filing and still loves and cares for Brittney.’

Brittney Griner detailed in court filings obtained by TMZ how she was allegedly the victim of ‘fraud and duress,’ and only agreed to marry Johnson after she had made ‘threatening statements’ to her.

Fisher, Johnson’s sports marketing agent, insisted that his client still loves Griner.

‘[She] made a huge sacrifice to carry a child, put her career on hold, to invest in their relationship and their future.’

The representative further stated that Johnson would not intentionally do anything to hurt her wife and ‘has tried her best to protect her and their marriage.’

The day the news of the impending annulment broke, Johnson shared a touching photo on her instagram account depicting a grinning Griner caressing her baby bump.

The black-and-white snapshot was accompanied by the caption: ‘One day until I’m reunited with my Wife @brittneygriner . . . This is about to be one CRAZY SUMMER!!! #TooExcited #NewLife #NewAdditionToTheFamily’

The pair married May 8 after a nine-month engagement. They announced the news of Johnson’s pregnancy on her Instagram account Thursday with a picture of a ‘bun in the oven’ cake, and TMZ reported they had used a sperm donor to conceive.

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