Lawyers for basketball players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson headed back to an Arizona courtroom last Thursday to hash out a child support case between the estranged couple, according to the Arizona Republic.
The case involved the cost of caring for the couple's twin children, Ava Simone and Solei Diem. Johnson became pregnant with the twins via in vitro fertilization with her egg and a donor's sperm. Johnson said she was 24 weeks pregnant when she gave birth Oct. 12, 2015. Since then, Griner has paid $2,665.81 a month in support, a source close to Griner confirmed.
On May 8, 2015, Johnson and Griner, both WNBA players, were married. A month later, Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, announced that she would miss the 2015 WNBA season because she was pregnant. But the next day, Griner -- a member of the Phoenix Mercury -- filed papers requesting the marriage be annulled or dissolved, saying she was "pressured into marriage under duress by Johnson's threatening statements." A few months later, Johnson's request for $20,000 a month in temporary spousal support plus attorney's fees from Griner was denied by Maricopa County, Arizona, Superior Court commissioner Jacki Ireland.
Most recently, Arizona Judge Timothy Thomason agreed that $2,516.97 is a reasonable monthly payment for child support for Griner to pay, according to the Arizona Republic.
Information from espnW's Mechelle Voepel, Arizona Republic and The Associated Press were used in this report