Basketball Wives LA star Gloria Govan opened up to VH1 about her split with fiance Matt Barnes. Earlier this week the Los Angeles Laker forward released a statement confirming they’re going their separate ways. If his statement wasn’t enough proof, Gloria further confirmed the news to VH1 blog.
On going their separate ways:
Matt and I do have kids and we’re trying to be as cordial as we can right now and we’ll be in each other’s lives forever, but as relationships go, we have our ups and downs. It hasn’t been an easy ride moving across the country twice, having kids at 21 when I just graduated college, it hasn’t been easy. And now Matt has the lockout, so everything has been stressful with the breakup, the lockout, everything, it’s been a whirlwind. But we’re still friends and we’re still working things out and I wish him nothing but the best.
On her sister Laura Govan believing they will reunite:
Of course she does. My whole family is rooting for that man. I swear. They would pick him over me. I’ve learned my lesson, never say never and I think anything is possible, but right now I’m taking my time to grow as an individual. Not only for myself but for my family. We’ll see. I’m not going to say never, I’m optimistic, but for now…we’re going our separate ways. But if our paths cross again it’s meant to be. For now, we’re just taking our time to do our own thing. And Laura of course wants it. With her situation with Gilbert (Arenas), she’s been in and out, out and in. She has a lot of experience and good advice when it comes to situations like this.
On jumping back into the dating scene:
I think that’s a lot of people’s assumption, that oh, she wants to f– around and f– everything because he did and it’s like NO. A), it’s such a double standard, even if I wanted to I can’t because they’d put me on blast if I did. And B) I have kids, you know? I’m not looking to date anyone at this moment, I’m just going to take this opportunity to take a step back and reevaluate where I wanna go in life. And I think I have a long way to go to make my mark in feature films and in my community, but I’m happy. I’m happy with where I am now.
Gloria Govan was spotted with her sister Laura at a book launch today and she indeed looked happy. Wondering if this will play out on Basketball Wives LA?