Glory Johnson, Brittney Griner's Wife, Announces Pregnancy

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJune 4, 2015

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 18: Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury and Glory Johnson #25 of the Tulsa Shock run during a WNBA All-Star Cares event on July 18, 2014 at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
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WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson have gone through a roller-coaster ride of sorts in recent weeks, but the couple had happy news to report Thursday.

As seen in this Instagram post by the Tulsa Shock forward, the newlyweds are expecting their first child together:

TMZ later confirmed that Johnson is pregnant, and the Shock announced that Johnson would miss the season. The news comes just over a month after they were arrested for assaulting each other. 

Griner and Johnson were subsequently suspended for seven games apiece, and after the incident was resolved, the Phoenix Mercury center expressed great remorse regarding what happened, per the Associated Press (h/t NBA.com):

I have already learned a tremendous amount from this experience and am committed to improving myself and my marriage going forward. I want to thank everyone for their support over these last few weeks. I realize I let down a lot of people who have been champions for me and I will support my teammates and our organization every day until I am back on the court. I am thankful for the opportunity to make positive changes and become a role model for others to do the same.

Griner and Johnson have since moved on from the incident, and it looks as though they are ready to start a new chapter in their lives as parents.

While Griner will be eligible to return to on-court action after Phoenix's first seven contests are in the books, Johnson will not be able to compete this season.

That is a major blow to a Shock team that missed the playoffs in 2014, but Johnson's decision to become a mother is certainly something that supersedes the game of basketball.

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