Twin Girls on the Way for Glory Johnson

08/18/2015 at 12:05 AM ET

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Basketball player Glory Johnson, who is in the midst of a bitter split with wife and fellow WNBA player Brittney Griner, revealed on Monday that she’s expecting twin girls.

“#TeamBows,” the 24-year-old wrote in an Instagram post. “Blessed to be having 2 baby girls!!!”

Johnson and Griner, who wed in May, split just 28 days later — one day after Johnson announced that she was pregnant.

Griner, an All-Star with the Phoenix Mercury, subsequently filed for an annulment of their marriage, calling their union “a huge mistake,” but an Arizona judge denied her request earlier this month.

🎀 #TeamBows 🎀 #Blessed to be having 2 baby girls!!! 😍😍😍

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After the court’s decision to reject the annulment, a Johnson confidante told PEOPLE, “It’s Brittney’s responsibility to provide for the two of them.”

Johnson, who has taken a year off from the court to carry the twins, told PEOPLE in a statement on Saturday that she was “thankful the annulment was rejected because an act of marriage did occur.”

“Together we made life changing decisions which impacted our lives collectively,” she added, “and we both should be held responsible for those decisions.”

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Good luck with the babies!

WanderSong79 on

It’s too late to back out now Brittany those babies are coming and they need two responsible parents. Good luck guys!

Marina on

Regardless of what the final decision was for them as a couple, these babies deserve two loving parents. Step up – these children deserve better.

Tawana on

Let us not forget that we ALL know that Griner did not fertilize those eggs! We don’t even have proof she was aware Johnson was pregnant. No donor, doctor, fertility clinic or even Johnson has stepped forward to say they did this together! For all of you so quick to condemn her for wanting to step away, ask yourself WHY she would want to step away completely if Everything is on the up and up. #teamGriner

Hindsight 20/20 on

Bottom line is Griner knew that Johnson was straight or newly bi. They got married and any child conceived during a marriage is the responsibility of both married people. If Griner signed documents approving the in vitro fertilization process, she knew Johnson would get pregnant. Johnson probably wanted to get pregnant the old fashioned way by a man she knew and cared for prior to the Griner affair. One last bang for old times sake. Griner knew SHE couldn’t get Johnson pregnant so why does she care HOW Johnson got pregnant. Society should not have to care for these kids when Johnson had a millionaire wife who co-signed onto this mess. Hopefully the kids will be alright. Next time Griner should stick with a lesbian as a straight or bi woman will always sneak back to the other side for occasional encounters with men. Just saying!

Anonymous on

Is the pregnancy a result of donor sperm and implantation or a result of her stepping out?

Hindsight 20/20 on

It doesn’t matter. The court will find that irrelevant.
Bottom line Griner couldn’t get Johnson pregnant.
It happens to men allll the time. Any child conceived by a wife during a marriage is by law considered the child of the husband. Same rule will be applied to same sex marriages. Society will NOT be taking care of your kids. Welcome to marriage equality LGBT community.

Anonymous on

Considering the domestic violence incident between Glory and her ex-partner a few months ago, I’m really afraid for these kids! Hopefully both women will get their act together for the girls’ sake!

Anonymous on

Hindsight 20/20- Exactly! If the pregnancy WAS the result of her stepping out rather than using a donor, though, I hope the father will also step up and be involved in the girls’ up-bringing!

Anonymous on

One other thing- If Glory IS straight (rather than bi) then why the h*&l did she get into a relationship with a woman in the first place?!

Hindsight 20/20 on

Good question. I’m not saying she’s a gold digger but she ain’t messing with no broke ninja.lol Johnson wants Griner to pay her 20k per month and keep paying for the Benz Griner got for her. Hmmm not a bad payout for a 28 day marriage. Child support payments like that for the next 18 years.SMH it may be cheaper for Gri net to keep her.

Anonymous on

Team Brittney. This girl got pregnant naturally and is lying about it. Hence the term fraud

Sunny on

They were on an episode of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta and appeared to be a happy couple. Glory was there to select a wedding dress, and Brittney was cheering her on. They were attentive and affectionate toward one another. This was probably six months before their wedding. Glory found a gown, and they both seemed content. Evidently their relationship changed, or they were just good at hiding their problems.

Sadie on

At the end of the day, those unborn baby girls need BOTH parents. put your issues aside and focus on being present for your unborn daughters.

Good luck!

Hindsight 20/20 on

Of course Johnson probably did perpetrate a fraud on Griner by getting pregnant the old fashioned way. It doesn’t matter. Griner was married to her and is on the hook for child support to Johnson for 18 years. Griner may prove fraud by getting DNA tests on the twins and force a DNA on Johnson’s old boyfriends. But as the law stands it doesn’t matter HOW Johnson got pregnant. Griner CAN’T get Johnson pregnant. They both agreed that Johnson would get pregnant. A sad and expensive lesson for Griner to learn. It may go to the US Supreme Court if Griner wants to fight the ruling of no annulment based on fraud should the twins be Johnson’s old boyfriend’s daughters. #Team Twins. #Hindsight is 20/20

Anonymous on

I would guess Brittany is the one that got her pregnant.

Zola on

Both of them have the responsibility to raise the babies.

Cheryl on

Welcome to the real life of marriage. Welcome to marriage equality LGBT We don’t get to pick and choose the laws we want to follow.

Anonymous on

that awkward moment when you realize that two women cannot conceive a “fetus”…Brittany has no biological ties to the children,