Matt Barnes And Gloria Govan: The Wedding Is Off! But The Love (And The Cameras) Are Still There

- By Bossip Staff

Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan were the one “united front” on Vh1’s “Basketball Wives,” but earlier this summer the pair called off their wedding which was scheduled to take place August 21.

Now the couple is speaking up about what happened and why the wedding has been postponed, as well as why they decided to join the next season of “Basketball Wives”.

VIBE Magazine interviewed the couple and here’s what they had to say:

VIBE: The word went from the wedding being cancelled to you guys breaking up. What happened?

Gloria Govan: I think because we postponed the wedding, people just took it and ran with that and started challenging each other to see who can come up with the most ridiculous story. I think that’s how it started. I know Matt had let his groomsmen know as I had let a lot of my family members know that we were postponing the wedding, via text message and I think that also sparked a lot of our—one of Matt’s old teammate’s wedding that we were also suppose to be attending [but didn’t]—I think that also sparked a lot of the rumors that got out.

Why did you decide to postpone it?

Gloria: Matt and I feel like marriage is something that should not be rushed into. It wasn’t any outside party. We’re committed and dedicated to working on our relationship and we’re still together but again, we felt like this wasn’t something that was in our hearts at the time. Marriage is something that is definitely our goal but again, we’re not rushing into something that we just feel like isn’t right for us at the time so we’re just taking the time to work on our family.

What’s your response to the rumors about your break up and alleged infidelity?

Matt: That’s something we set ourselves up for. We opened our family life up to the world, doing this TV show and we’ve always seen it from afar with celebrities going through their stuff and troubles where everything is well documented. And I know from being in professional sports for a while that a lot you see and hear is not true. Gloria heard everything—just crazy stuff—but we know what’s going on and our family knows what’s going on so that’s what’s most important.

Matt also addressed putting the other wives on blast via Twitter saying:

Personally, I would have liked to talk to Shaunie on the phone but I never got her number, I never got that opportunity. Maybe me going on Twitter saying stuff was a little out of pocket but at the time, it was the only way for me to reach her. But if we cross paths and me and Shaunie sit down and talk, that would be great.

Despite all the tension between Gloria and the other wives, the couple will appear on the second season of the show, although the only person Gloria agreed to tape with is Suzie Ketchum. Matt has left the Orlando Magic and joined the Los Angeles Lakers, so their role on the show will primarily focus on their move.

Why the decision to join season two after being so vocal about not coming back?

Matt: I just think there was a lot of negative but a lot of positive came from it too. Gloria and I sat down and talked and we decided we gotta use the show the way they’re trying to use us. A lot of doors have opened up for her in opportunities that she would like to pursue for a career and a few things have opened up for me as well and with us moving back to LA even more doors are gonna be opened. So we feel that we can use the show the way they’re going to try to use us to get into our lives and our family.

Read The Full Interview Here

We’re not sure about these two. They’re fully aware that the show is using them — but really they’re not giving up SH*T! They love dancing around questions and even though they admit their relationship isn’t perfect, they definitely don’t let the real be known the way Jennifer and Eric Williams did. How annoying!

Do you think Gloria and Matt are hiding something? Does anybody care that they’re returning for Season 2?

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Comments

  • BadAzz

    yawn….

  • Tajuana34

    double YAWN

  • Sola

    please thats damn lie no one just cancels a wedding like that. Her reasoning for defending her sister for alledgly hooking up with Shak is totally flawed. She was total air head on the show, seriously. Gloria go kick some rocks…I smell hiprocracy from both you and Matt.

  • Ummmmmm.....

    This is not news. We already knew they are talentless, hypocritical, opportunists and they won’t last. Next!

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    Triple yawwwwnnnn!

  • CAT EYES

    Actually,Gloria herself is the only one that thought they would get married…she’s in serious denial.

  • CREOLEDOLL

    she has to be the dumbest chick

  • SKITTLES

    SOMETHNG DONT SOUND RIGHT THEY WAS ACTING LIKE THEY WAS THE PERFECT COUPLE NOW THE WEDDING IS OFF. AND MATT TALKED ALL THAT MESS ABOUT THE SHOW NOW HE HAPPY TO BE DOING SEASON 2 THEY BOTH WACK AND I DONT CARE THAT THEY COMING BACK THEY BOTH BORING

  • gemini62065

    Cover up…but it is what it is. You can’t go from telling another woman that she will never be a basketball wife as if you are one to suddenly saying that marriage shouldn’t be rushed! She never really seemed to have a voice of her own with something solid to say…she spent all of her time pretending to be above and apart from the others while defending her sister! And her husband to be APPEARS to be controlling and slightly immature.

  • michelle

    SHE’S GOING TO END UP JUST LIKE HER SCORNED BUDDIES. SAD

  • pretty nika

    ok why are u waiting to get marry again, cause yall working on ur family???? Girl please he dont want to marry you, u already had his babies, what else is there to work on? LOSERS

  • CutieReppinNY

    She’s stupid and chooses to live her life in denial, but once one of them groupies pops up with a love child it’s all over

  • Bug

    They need to be CUT, just like Deshawn on the RHOA… All the noise they talk and they need Shawnie, cause when the checks stop rolling in… (HHMMMMMM!!!) I didn’t even know who he was until the show and still haven’t heard of him. They are both very boring and if she thinks the kids are going to trap him into marriage she has another thing coming. Wake up!!! It doesn’t seem like marriage is a PRIORITY these days… SETTLING seems to be the PRIORITY, Lebrons is another case…

  • Say Huh?

    So committing to raising kids is not as important as marriage? Priorities are wrong people. Women wake up. You’re looking like fools.

  • CutieReppinNY

    @pretty Nika

    EXACTLY

  • Sha

    Wow…I wasn’t a fan but I was about to commend her for leaving the show alone.

    Anything else you guys say is OFFICIALLY Null and Void….

    *Ugh i really need to go to blog-rehab!*

  • Tee

    no one cares for them. Find a new energetic fun couple. they are phonies, postponed the wedding yeah right? Did she even start planning it? they already have children, already living together, seems like marriage to me. Having children with someone is more of a lifetime commitment than marriage, that is your family tree.

  • MEL

    Gloria should leave that show alone, it’s obvious the other women (especially Shaunie in her passive aggressive way) will only diss her.

    Did she SEE that reunion? Those women are no better than the Flavor of Love foolishness, if you have sense you would leave that 3rd grade crap alone. Having cameras in your relationship will only ruin your relationship.

  • Sha

    You guys= Matt and Gloria

  • Lala

    I have zero respect for the rest of the women on that show: they have a 30 year old woman who lets the others run her(Royce), while the others encouraged their friend to cheat on their husband.

    Sorry, that show just seems to be full of materialistic, morally bankrupt, classless hoochies. If Gloria cares anything about her relationship and her image, she will NOT reappear on that show. Esp. since her rel. is already on shaky ground.

  • mrsblackvoices

    PS: Gloria please make this your motto: “A WOMAN WILL MARRY A MAN SHE CAN LIVE WITH. . A MAN WILL MARRY A WOMAN HE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT”
    So I think Matt has gon as far with you, as he will. He will always be looking for the next challenge, it’s a man thing and baby from your looks, ummm no challenge there. sorry

  • say wordd

    mrs.blackvoices-she obviously wants to get married, this is not the same as Lebron and his gf being satisfied with their status.

    But they obviously have some problems going on..regardless of what they are (infidelity, lieing, cold feet, etc) I cant imagine doing season 2 of that tacky show would help. #whatyallthinking

  • mrsblackvoices

    @It’s Me. . . honey White girls are the new PR, guess you ain’t herd. LOL! Plus, have you seen the PR woman in Miami? Honey, Glo-worm better hit the gym, cause these girls are getting younger and tighter and they aint’ playin when it come to getting what they want. There job is, staying in the gym, beauty salons, and wearing as little clothes as possible. She’s done, put that cow out to grazz. mmmooooo lol!

  • tomorrow sky

    They are so full of it!!!! Go and sit down and pray that you get some play time on the Lakers!!!! He may have realized she is a hoe just like her sister!!! Why be on the show scary ass…… hiding behind his punk ass!!

  • REALITY CHECK

    I THINK THEY PUT OFF THE WEDDING SO THEY CAN GET MARRIED ON THE SHOW AND GET EVERYTHING FOR FREE!!!

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