A Brittney Griner wedding with fellow WNBA star Glory Johnson was hosted in a Phoenix, Arizona, last Friday. It was an outdoor ceremony at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, according to E Online. The pair have been engaged for about nine months as Griner wrote a beige suit with sneakers.
Johnson confirmed the news with a gorgeous Instagram photo of the couple. “Johnson-Griner Wedding…” she captioned the picture Saturday. A reception at the resort’s Falls Terrace followed, and the two celebrated their union with a mixed white-and-red-velvet tiered cake.
The Brittney Griner wedding had 75 attendees as the Tulsa Shock player, 24, looked stunning in a sleeveless, floor-length white gown, according to Examiner. She wore her hair up and donned a statement necklace and bedazzled headband. Griner, also 24, wore a beige suit and sneakers.
Griner, who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, popped the question in August 2014. The pair’s nuptials come just two weeks after they were both arrested for allegedly assaulting each other.
“We’re okay! @brittneygriner and I are home, injury-free, and still wedding planning!” Johnson captioned an Instagram pic of the two at the time. “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.”
Griner accepted a plea deal to enter domestic violence counseling.
Johnson enrolled in counseling voluntarily. Charges against both were subsequently dismissed, and Griner issued a humbling statement:
“It is never OK for an argument to turn physical. 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.”
Griner led the Phoenix Mercury to victory in the WNBA Championships in 2014, while Johnson plays for the Tulsa Shock. The 6-foot-8 Griner, a three-time All-American center at Baylor, was the first pick in the 2013 WNBA draft and came out publicly shortly after.
The Brittney Griner wedding took place in Arizona because same-sex marriages have been legal since October 2014, notes Fox Sports. Earlier in the month, the lovebirds added two new members to their family: Puppies Dobe and Major.