Basketball Wives: Gloria Govan Talks About Split from Matt Barnes

Rucuss staffOctober 27, 2011

Los Angeles Laker Matt Barnes and his fiance/reality star  Gloria Govan decided to end their relationship last week.

The Basketball Wives LA documented their rocky relationship this season so many were not surprised of the news. Barnes wasted little time issueing a statement to the media.

“I’d like to address the rumors surrounding mine and Gloria’s relationship,” he said. We have reached the difficult decision of ending our relationship and will be going our separate ways at this time. We will work together to raise our sons and wish each other only the best.”

Gloria later tweeted:

“I’m sure you guys are hearing a ton of buzz about Matt and Me breaking up, sorry to say… its true!!!  But the most important thing is focusing on my kids and continuing to have a good relationship with their father, thanks for your support!!!  Xoxo ;-)

Now, VH1 has caught up with Govan during the taping of the reunion show to dish further on her feelings about the split. Here’s questions from VH1’s blog:

Your relationship has been shown a lot this season and we’ll see even  more of what’s going on with you at the end of the season, but can you talk about  your split?

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.

Your sister Laura believes you’ll get back together, what do you think?

Of course she does. My whole family is  rooting for that man. I swear. They would pick him over me. 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.

Do you look up to her (Laura) and think if they can get back together,  anything’s possible?

Anything is possible but am I looking at them like “Yay, we can get back together because Laura and Gilbert have fluctuated so much and they are back together?” No. I look up to my sister, I think she’s a very strong person but in terms of relationship, I’m walking to my own drum here.

Do you want to sow your oats and date other people, is that part of  it?
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.

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