BEFORE Brittney Griner was married to Cherelle Griner, she tied the knot with Glory Johnson.
The former couple appeared on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta prior to their wedding.
TLC / YouTubeBrittney Griner went on Say Yes to the Dress with Glory Johnson[/caption]
When was Brittney Griner on Say Yes to the Dress?
Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson announced their engagement in August 2014.
Six months later they appeared on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress in hopes of finding Johnson the perfect gown.
“Being on a court, I know exactly what I’m doing,” Griner said on the show, via PEOPLE. “Being on a bridal floor, not so much!”
In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, she added: “I was nervous, but I knew at the end of the day we would have a dress.
“It also let me know how real things are – when I saw Glory in her dress I just couldn’t keep the tears back.”
Griner and Johnson appeared on the TLC show during its eighth season. The episode aired live on January 30, 2015.
What did shop owner Lori Allen say about Brittney Griner’s episode?
Lori Allen is the owner of the Atlanta-based SYTTD boutique Bridals by Lori.
Over the years, she has helped countless people find the perfect dress, but prior to Griner and Johnson’s episode, she revealed that their experience was not what she first imagined.
“Dressing Glory was not as I had envisioned,” she told PEOPLE.
“I expected this fabulous athlete – who would not really want to look like a traditional bride. I’m thinking maybe a pants suit? Boy was I wrong.”
“Ultimately Glory was very traditional and was only interested in pleasing Brittney – like most other brides,” Allen added.
“This is why I love bridal – it keeps you on your toes! In the end, Glory looked glorious.”
Johnson ultimately picked a full-length, strapless champagne that was designed by Matthew Christopher.
It featured silk chiffon and lace floral overlay with contouring bands and a small train, according to PEOPLE.
GettyBrittney Griner (L) was married to Glory Johnson (R) from 2015 to 2016[/caption]
Who is Glory Johnson?
Like Griner, Johnson is also known for her career as a professional basketball player.
After a successful career at the University of Tennessee, she was drafted in the first round of the 2012 WNBA draft by the Tulsa Shock.
She then went on to have stints with the Dallas Wings and Atlanta Dream before joining the Turkish club Beşiktaş.
Since her divorce from Griner was finalized in 2016, she has kept details of her personal life out of the spotlight, but that has not stopped her from starting a family.
In October 2020, she welcomed twin girls Ava Simone and Solei Diem via in vitro fertilization.