Griner and Thomas had just announced that Thomas was expecting twins and had been married only 28 days when Griner abruptly filed to dissolve the union, claiming she'd been pressured into it.
In denying her request, the judge found "no legal basis for annulment," but did allow Griner's request for a divorce to proceed.
Thomas tells TMZ Sports, "I am thankful the annulment was rejected because an act of marriage did occur. Together, we made life-changing decisions which impacted our lives collectively, and we both should be held responsible for those decisions."
The couple's relationship has been stormy; they were both arrested in April on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct stemming from a domestic violence dispute.
Following the judge's ruling, Thomas—reacting to accusations of cheating—made a post on Instagram decrying what she describes as "lies" about her fidelity: