Black Sheep Of ‘Basketball Wives’ Gloria Govan Says “Expect Me To Be The Outcast In The Rest Of The Episodes”

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"Basketball Wives Gloria Govan pictured with fiance Matt Barnes"

Gloria Govan turned out to be the odd woman out on Vh1’s “Basketball Wives,” but now Gloria is speaking up to defend her family and her relationship and setting the record straight about why she signed up for the show in the first place. Details under the hood.

Gloria’s fiance Matt Barnes has already spoken out publicly against the Vh1 reality show that has put his and other NBA players relationships under a microscope. Now in an interview with VIBE Magazine, Gloria reveals that the show we’ve all been watching isn’t the same show she signed up for with Shaunie O’Neal:

“When we were approached by Shaunie in the very beginning she told us both that it was going to be about positive women trying to step outside the shadows of their significant others and really try to bring a positive light to the basketball wives, because a majority of us are stereotyped as being uneducated nutcases spending all of our time shopping with thousands of nannies and very chaotic so we were excited,” Govan says, explaining the couple’s initial interest in her joining the cast. “Matt and I were both excited to show people that this is not how it is so I think when we saw the finished product we were like, ‘Wait a minute.’ We were trying to buy coffee and someone sold us tea. This is the complete opposite of what we were told the show was going to be about.”

RIGHT. Because you thought people would find it fascinating watching you cook dinner for Matt and change your twins’ diapers for a half an hour every week???

Gloria is also still defending her sister Laura, who has been accused of letting Shaq chop her down while she was in a relationship with Gilbert Arenas and he was still married to Shaunie O’Neal.

“You have to kill them with kindness and kill them with silence,” Govan says, denying the accusations. “[My] sister doesn’t entertain those types of rumors because it’s unnecessary and we know it’s not true.”

Hey we may not have been there while Shaq was chopping her down, but it seems odd that people would choose Gloria’s sister, out of all the women in the world, to make up lies about. SMH.

And if it wasn’t already clear enough from her fallout with the other “Wives” during last week’s episode, Gloria admitted the rest of the season won’t be going so well with her and the other cast members.

“This group of women aren’t who I would be associated with in reality so you can expect me to be the outcast in the rest of the episodes. But besides that you’ll also see me being supportive at some [positive] events in future episodes,” Govan says. “I just hope that young women can take away from me that we [NBA wives] don’t just have our hands out all the time. You can be young and mature and have the life and a respected relationship, you don’t have to sell yourself short for anything.”

As for the rest of the women calling her naive, and claiming they know the real deal with Gloria’s relationship, Govan stands firm about what she will and won’t allow in her relationship. And as for those haters on the show… they’re just jealous and bitter!!!

“Groupies and infidelity will play as much of a part in your relationship as you allow it to play and that’s one of my main points in the show. If you respect yourself and you demand a certain amount of respect then your significant other will have no choice but to respect that and your guidelines that you’ve set,” Govan says. “I’m not saying that Matt and I are perfect. We’ve had our ups and downs but we work through them. I think these women at the end of the day are very jealous and bitter. And me being the youngest in the cast and crew it’s very easy for them to say they’ve been there, done that. It’s unfortunate that as old as they are, they can’t be more supportive.”

DAYUMMM did she say “as old as they are”??? Ouch. Them’s fighting words for real!

After what some of those women have been through, can you really blame them for being bitter tho Glo???



  • bealady

    We are not checking for you Gloria. SMH

  • Dizzy McElroy

    Don’t no one care about these jumpoffs!

  • Internationally Known Creole Baby

    oh my

  • Playlist

    Technically, Gloria is the only wive on that show.

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  • Brandy's Lace Front

    STFU Gloria. You are so stupid and so naive. #sideeye

    We’ll just wait and see how faithful yo man really is. I want royce to beat the sh*t outta you

  • We "Blacks" Are The REAL Hebrew Israelites

    Remember when being on television meant you had some sort of talent?
    Now people are vicariously famous through genital contact.

    I like Sade. But does that make me want to see a show about her ex husband?


  • bealady

    @Playlist: Gloria is NOT married, Jennifer is the only chick on the show married.


    Gloria better take heed and get the hell outta la la land. When you’re with an pro athlete you always have to keep one eye open.

  • E Jilla

    I don’t think she is an outcast but the fact that she constantly has to act like everyone else is jealous of her relationship is a bit annoying. One should never say what they will put up with because until she goes through it she has no idea.



    Yep…Basketball Baby Mamas lol

  • Secret Voice

    I have seen the couple a couple of times in re-brodcasts and Gloria comes across as hella naive!

    I remember seeing a show where Jen and Evelyn were with her and her boyfriend(Matt Barnes) and he was telling them not to corrupt his naive girlfriend Gloria.Old girl is too damn stupid to see that he know what the guys do with groupies because he do the same damn thing but she really believes that he is faithful.I mean dude was upset at her being around Evelyn and Jennifer.

    Matt Barnes hasn’t even married Gloria yet and she still see him as “a stand up guy” all I gots to say is “B y t c h Please!

  • Mizz Teachey

    I’m sure that the other wives relationships started off like Gloria and Matt’s and then eventually went south. I feel like they aren’t being jealous or bitter they are just tryin to get her to understand yea things may be perfect now but he is a man and men do cheat. They can have gold at home but being on the road they have needs and jumpoffs make it past the security and into their beds. It would be dumb of her to think that it could never happen to her. And technically she is a fiance’ and half of them are not or have not been married. Royce is a baby mama, the other was a fiance’ for 10 freakin years wtf! the only person who is a wife is Shaunie and Jennifer.

  • Secret Voice

    Gloria is so insecure as a person that she lifts herself by thinking “she’s better than the other women”,when infact I don’t think any of them have been married except Shaunie and Jennifer.

    Gloria is just another baby momma until she and old boy get married.

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