WNBA Brittney Griner Engaged to Fellow Player Glory Johnson

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WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson have announced they are engaged to be married.

WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson have announced they are engaged to be married.

Griner, the Phoenix Mercury star player, proposed to her girlfriend Johnson on Thursday and announced the news by sharing a photo of her on one knee with a ring in her hand in front of Johnson on her Instagram account.

“Last Night was a Night to Remember. I became the happiest person on this earth!” Griner, 23, wrote. “(Almost pass[ed] out but when that one word came out I came back to life) Me and my baby @missvol25 are in it for Life!”

Griner shared their proposal picture via Instagram.

Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, later posted a photo on her Instagram account showing Griner lying in the bed with an engagement ring resting on her shoulder.

Johnson also posted a photo on her Instagram account showing Griner lying down with an engagement ring resting on her shoulder.

The 6-foot-8 Griner has embraced her role as a prominent gay athlete since finishing a stellar career at Baylor.She came out in April 2013 and wrote a candid memoir, “In My Skin,” that was critical of college coach Kim Mulkey.She also told Sports Illustrated in an announcement that going public with her sexuality was something she had to do.

“It really wasn’t too difficult,” she said. “I wouldn’t say I was hiding or anything like that. I’ve always been open about who I am and my sexuality. So, it wasn’t hard at all. If I can show that I'm out and I'm fine and everything’s OK, then hopefully the younger generation will definitely feel the same way.”
Griner and Johnson haven't said publicly when or where they plan to get married.
The lovebirds haven't said publicly when or where they plan to get married. Arizona and Oklahoma have gay marriage bans that are being contested in court. Oklahoma's ban has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled in July it was unconstitutional.

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