Congrats to the happy couple!
Brittney Griner Announces Engagement On Social Media
Women’s basketball stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are engaged.
Griner proposed to Johnson and both posted it on social media, with Griner showing a photo of her on one knee with a ring in her hand in front of Johnson on her Instagram account. Griner plays for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and Johnson for the Tulsa Shock.
Johnson also had a photo on her Instagram account of Griner lying in bed with an engagement ring resting on her shoulder.
Griner has embraced her role as a prominent gay athlete since finishing a record-breaking career at Baylor. She came out last year and wrote a candid memoir, “In My Skin,” that was critical of college coach Kim Mulkey.
The 6-foot-8 center, drafted first overall by Phoenix last year, has helped lead the Mercury to a WNBA-best 27-5 record. She is averaging 15.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.9 blocks.
Johnson is averaging 15.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in her third season with Tulsa. The 6-foot-3 forward played at Tennessee.
Awww, how sweet! The officiant will have to use a step-stool to marry these two extra-tall lovers! Congratulations.