Gloria Govan NBA Matt Barnes’ Ex-Wife

Meet Gloria Govan

Gloria Govan is not exactly a new face on the block, as the wife of NBA star Matt Barnes, she became one of the infamous Basketball Wives LA.

Gloria Govan and her man have been estranged for a while now but recent reports indicate Matt Barnes would still beat pretty much anyone who’s making a move on the beautiful brunette, Gloria Govan!

According to the NY Post, 6-foot-7 Barnes, who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, was tipped off that Gloria Govan and current Knicks coach Derek Fisher were getting it on at the home Barnes once shared with her! As a result, Matt Barnes allegedly drove 95 miles to “beat the s—t out of him” the Daily Mail reports.

Fisher and Barnes used to be teammates on the LA Lakers, they played for the same team for two seasons. But Barnes lost it when he was told by his twin sons Fisher was at their home.

LA court records show Barnes filed for divorce in January. Sources said Fisher began dating Govan, 29, “a few months” ago. To put you up to speed, Fisher has also taken divorce road; in March, the 41-year-old filed for divorce from his wife, Candace, a month after their 10th anniversary.

Sources close to Gloria Goavn said she’s planning to file a restraining order against Barnes. This type of situations is not new for the former couple; in 2012, he was arrested for allegedly threatening a California cop who recognized him for an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license. Prior to that, in 2010 he was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence against Govan, who was his fiancée at the time.

But it wasn’t always all bad. Gloria Govan met Barnes when she was only 12, they began dating in 2006, when he played for the Golden State Warriors. In 2008 Gloria Govan gave birth at age 38, to twin sons Carter Kelly Barnes and Isaiah Michael Barnes. The couple tied the knot in 2012.


Gloria Govan was born Jan 1st, 1970.She became a known figure for her modeling and acting jobs. Gloria Govan made her reality TV debut in 2010 for “Basketball Wives” where her opinionated attitude made her a main character. She spent two seasons on the show before joining “Basketball Wives LA” in 2011 and 2012. She and Matt Barnes decided to separate in 2014.

She’s also done some acting participating in “Chocolate City” and “More Money, More Family” in 2015. When cameras are not rolling, she remained focused on philanthropic efforts and entrepreneurial endeavors. Among her project we can mention a cookbook and fitness video.

You can find Gloria Govan on Twitter here.

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