Gloria Govan the veteran of the group of LA Basketball wives has dealt with much criticisms about her relationship with NBA Lakers Matt Barnes. From broken engagements to rumors of splits the couple speak with Essence to set the record straight.
Fans may think they know all about Matt and Gloria’s love from watching the show, but if you ask them, they’re just watching “good TV."
MATT BARNES: Just how real and genuine she is. She can hit the red carpet, but then she’s at home with two pigtails taking care of the boys and making dinner and cleaning up -- really [I want them to know] just how real her life is. I think there’s a perception of “Basketball Wives” from the first show that they’re all about red carpets, clubbing, and throwing drinks, and honestly that’s just what sells and what VH1 wants. That’s not realistic; that’s not real life. She really is a mom just like everyone else out there
Gloria, what’s your response to the comments you hear about your relationship with Matt and the show?
GLORIA GOVAN: We’re comfortable with where we are in our relationship. We’re really solid and we’re happy. That’s why we canceled our wedding in the first place, because we realized it wasn’t for us -- it was for everyone else. It was for friends, family, viewers, everyone. That was probably the best thing we could have done. I think Matt is at a different place in his life right now. He’s 31 and he’s been in the league for ten years, which is a really long time, and he’s more ready. But I’m just, like, still not there yet. The last thing I want to do is put him in a headlock and drag him down the aisle. If the wheel’s not broke… why fix it?
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