What a year it's been for Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson. From domestic violence arrests to exchanging vows and now news of a baby on the way, this couple is really beating the odds. The WNBA couple will soon welcome their first child, they shared on social media on Thursday.
“#SUCCESS #BLESSED#WelcomeToTheJohnsonGrinerFamily,” Johnson, who is carrying the pregnancy, captioned an adorable pic of a "bun in the oven" cake by way of announcing the news. “We are excited for Glory and Brittney and wish them the best in the upcoming year,” Tulsa Shock president Steve Swetoha said in a statement via Facebook. “We look forward to seeing Glory back in a Shock unform in 2016."
The couple tied the knot last month after a rocky start to their year — and relationship. Both Johnson and Griner were arrested in April after a domestic dispute turned violent. Both players (Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury) were suspended for seven games. Despite the professional hit, their relationship seemed to rebound quickly.
"It is never okay for an argument to turn physical," Griner said in a statement released through her attorney. "This will never happen again, and I take my relationship and my responsibility as a role model seriously."
"I am committed to making positive changes and I plan to use what I have learned to set a good example and help make a difference in the world around me," she added.
Congratulations to the parents-to-be! Watch our interview with Griner during last year's LGBT Pride Month, below:
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