Dirty Dog Diaries: Laura Govan Outs Gilbert Arenas’ Shady “Money-Blowing” Ways…

- By Bossip Staff

LMAO at his reasoning for not paying for her to have a Nanny, but spent 1M on a shark tank:

The on-again, off-again relationship between former Wizards star Gilbert Arenas and his girlfriend Laura Govan looks like it’s off for good — and a document obtained by the Reliable Source offers a window into their life together and what could be a stupendously expensive court battle.

In confidential notes, Govan — who is expecting her fourth child with Arenas — describes fights where he repeatedly threw her out of the house, his profligate spending (including a shark tank/pool/grotto complex said to cost $1 million), lavish vacations and spending sprees at toy stores.

And yet they never had a nanny, Govan complains, according to the notes: “he would state ‘you had them you watch them.’ “

Their nine years together came to an end in November, shortly before Arenas was traded to the Orlando Magic and moved to Florida; Govan last month claimed through a rep that he had abandoned her and the kids, cutting off all communications and support.

That might have been the end of the public drama. But then Govan contacted Trope and Trope, a high-profile family law firm in Los Angeles, and met with an attorney from the firm. Somehow, nine pages of typewritten notes from their meeting ended up in the midst of a court filing in another, unrelated case handled by the firm. All the pages were filed in a public docket in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Trope and Trope did not return calls for comment. According to a court order allowing the firm to remove the notes from public record because they contained “confidential attorney-client privileged communications,” the firm “inadvertently copied and submitted” them due to a “clerical error.”

A representative for Govan said she declined to comment on the public disclosure of the document or their contents. But the notes — which appear to be her version of their life together — reveal lots of details about their relationship. Arenas, 29, and Govan, 31, first met in 2002, when she was coaching basketball at a Golden State Warriors camp. In addition to their three young children (the fourth is due in June), they went through other pregnancies that ended in miscarriages. Along the way, there were lots of break-ups and make-ups.

Some of the meeting notes confirm what Arenas himself shared on his popular, now-defunct blog: “I’ve done kicked her out of my house almost every weekend, yet she’s still here and she still believes in me,” he wrote in 2008 in a post describing his marriage proposal to her. The notes tell an almost identical story: “The reason he proposed to her is that he put her out of the house every other weekend since they met and she stays with him, so something must be working.”

There’s a lot about how Arenas spent his money, based on her understanding of the household finances: “he states he makes 1.5 million per month,” read the notes. Arenas lavished plenty on their Great Falls home, dropping $100,000 on landscaping, $5,000 a month for housekeepers, $675 “per car” washing, and $1 million for his backyard pool and grotto. His sharks are expensive: $5,000 a month to feed them and $1,500 for a keeper to drive from Columbus to take care of them.

He was extravagant when it came to toys for the children — ages 5, 4 and 2 — buying a $60,000 train set and an $8,000 toy Mercedes-Benz electric car, and dropping between $30,000 and $40,000 during a shopping spree at FAO Schwartz. (Arenas also told this story on the blog, but didn’t divulge the amount of money spent.)

The notes say Arenas gave Govan $8,000 a month for expenses; more than half went to pay the mortgage on a home she owns in California, and the rest went for groceries ($500-$600 a week from Peapod), doctors, classes and other expenses for the children.

Arenas’s business manager, Los Angeles-based CPA to the stars Lester Knispel, is mentioned twice. Contacted by the Post, Knispel’s office declined to discuss his client’s expenditures and referred calls to Arenas’s manager.

The end — and it appears this time it’s for real — came on the day before Thanksgiving, when she threw him out of the house, according to the notes. Govan and the children left Great Falls less than two weeks ago and are now in California.

All signs point to a messy split.

David Cornwell, an attorney for Arenas, said in a statement that the notes contain “numerous inaccuracies and inflammatory statements by a disgruntled and vindictive woman.” He declined to address any specific inaccuracies in the document, saying, “we will not dignify it by responding to Laura Govan’s false and fanciful assertions. Rest assured, however, that Gilbert Arenas remains committed to providing his children with boundless love and support.”

Wow. At least he’s committed to taking care of his children with “boundless love and support.”


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  • Keep it Real

    If she has house keeping and a cook, she doesn’t need a nanny. That does, however, explain why the kids hair isn’t combed in the above pic. đŸ˜† He gave her 8k a month for miscellaneous household expenses. If she didn’t open up a rainy day savings account, Oh well, whose fault is that? đŸ™„

    • Miss U Much MJJ....Lovely1

      My grandma took care of 12 kids without a nanny and her allowance was probably $5. and she managed! Papa worked, grandma stayed home and it was all good.
      Laura needed a reality check and Gilbert gave it to her.

  • shinefromw1th1n

    B*tch if you don’t have a job, why do you need a nanny?

  • http://stewartsynopsis.com/Site%20Index.htm We"Blacks"AreTheREALHebrewIsraelites

    Wow. Hell hath no fury, eh?

    That’s why when you are married to someone who is able to afford keeping you at home AND giving you expense money, you have the “fairweather husband” account.

    $675 per car washing?? $6,500 for sharks and their maintenance?? So much excess! I mean I understand enjoying the money you work hard for but wow. That’s just not smart money management. Oh well, his money, not mine.

  • Tall Gyal


    He would only put me out one time because I was NOT coming back. Men do what women allow them to do. Sorry, but she put up with all the mess, what other outcome was she expecting?

    This is an example of being addicted to a lavish lifestyle instead of being happy.

    • tanisha

      PREACH!!! 4 kids and no ring? who’s the fool?

    • JustAshley

      Tall Gyal you betta tell the truth!!!

    • Shereezy

      You tellin the truth…

      I mean who doesnt save any money after recieving $8K a month??? She should have used her brain instead of her a$$!! SMH

  • see I told you

    Now these heffers finally starting to see what the sistahs have known all along, money or no money the brothas aint all they cracked up to be. Broke or ballin, they gonna do whatever whenever and now that they’re starting to clown the non-black baby mammas who they gonna start dating…. .EACH OTHER!?!? LOL!!!

    • tyrone

      B*tch please! Women with real careers (not make believe reality tv stars) get plenty of respect from brothers for carrying their own weight. Half these broads want to get with a baller so that they can have kids, not work, and have someone else take care of the kids. Some guys don’t want their women to work so that they will have to depend on them for everything. But, I guess if you get pregnant by a baller, at least you can get paid for 18 years.

  • jdmann

    8,000 per month for expenses and 1/2 went on a house she owns lol. Hang in there Gib you might win this one. On the real tho make her sweat but eventually take her back not too many women are going to put up with being kicked out every week lol.

  • Caramel Catâ„¢

    No matter how much money he blew on stuff over the years SHE still looks like the buffoon in this situation. She had 3 children (1 on the way) for this man and not once was she his wife. She likely never had to work once she popped out the first baby but all of a sudden she needs a nanny? She wanted that nanny to take care of the kids so she could go shopping with HIS money…she’s a stupid bish and so is her sister…

    • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983

      Thank you Caramel! Thank you! I don’t hear about shyt she does. And if she was so unhappy with getting kicked out every week, why did she keep opening up her legs for him to go raw dog all w*lly nilly. Shyt is whack as hell and I feel bad for nan’ except the kids. People just having kids for all the wrong reasons!

  • Demilicious

    WTF she need a nanny for? Is she working? Does she go to school? Bicth how you get 8000 a month and can’t pay for a nanny anyhow? You need special, nany-only money?? Give me that bread I’ll take care of your 4 kids plus my own and a few others GTFOH both of yall stupid wasting yall $$$ like that SMDH

  • Caramel Catâ„¢

    I can’t with this stupid bird today (and go figure she has a toucan sam nose), he was giving her $8K a month for expenses…that’s $96K a year…most people live comfortably ALONE on half that WITH a job…she is a fool…she put up with him putting her out all the time because she couldn’t stop gold-digging…and she stayed pregnant with his children for more and more money…stupid BYTCH!

  • Jenifer

    Toys for kids – $30,000 – $40,000

    Groceries – $500-$600 a week

    Expenses – $8000 a month

    Housekeeper – $5000 a month

    No Nanny = PRICELESS

    Dumb azz should have been saving some of that money for a rainy day. GET A JOB!

  • kslim1

    She should have saved the monthly allowance for when she dumped his trifling azz. But once the child support rolls in, she’ll have plenty of money for a nanny. Sorry, Gilbert. And, the first time a nig** put me out of his apartment is the last time he’ll see me. R u serious, every week?!

    • tyrone

      Amen! I talk to my daughters constantly about having your own everything ( money, vehicle, and home) because, you should only be with someone because you want to be with them not because you need them.

  • Annoyed

    $8,000 grand a month for expenses for how many years and she couldn’t save a dime. What happened to the child support orders there were already in place. You can’t just can’t cancel them. I bet she still getting some money just not what she wants. They will most likely settle this in court.

  • ohsotrue

    this is what happens when you depend on someone to keep you afloat. 8K a month and I am still complainging, some nerve. Areana is totally stupid for continuing to knock up this chick, she didn’t make all those kids on her own. So get ready to write some big check stupid!!!!


    The first thing that should be checked is DNA. One of them might be Shaq’s…LOL

    If she has no money, he should take the children and hire a nanny.

    These women make real women look bad, and why is she worried about his hard-earned cash, she wasn’t his wife..LOL at her having four kids and not being a wife. She can’t even snag another baller with that mini football team.

    If a man kicks you out of his home, you need to take the HINT and LEAVE! This is why women need to have their own careers because it sounds like he wasn’t really into her like she thought, and who can really trust a man who was deserted by his mom when he was young–dude is a serial killer in the making..

    Laura should write a book called: When Goldigging Goes Terribly Wrong, and she needs to get a JOB!

  • Miss U Much MJJ....Lovely1

    God forgive me but I don’t like her nose in that top pic.

    • RazeKane

      keep her playdoh nose outta this!!

  • http://besomewheretween.wordpress.com Ms. Jones

    No I think she should get a babysitter someone to keep the kids if she needs a little time away but she does not need a dag on Nanny. She should do what ordinary women do and raise her kids. What exactly is her career again? Don’t worry……I’ll wait……Thought so!


    Uuugh, he plays basketball most of the year because he has a JOB! This chick was getting enough cash to do what she needed to do, including paying a nanny. If she can’t manage 96K, how is she going to manage anything more?

    How is she hiring an LA lawyer, but they were in Maryland? Did she move back to Cali? Women need to stop with trying to file for child support and alimony in Cali if they live somewhere else. It’s time for judges to shut these women down and make them just as accountable as the man. You should not be able to pop out a baby just to collect child support.

  • Honesty

    wow for him to say you had them… you take care of them as if they are not his at all. I’m too through with this story

    • Caramel Catâ„¢

      Just being real here, he likely said that to her in reference to looking after them on a daily basis. Sure those are his kids too and I’m sure he spent time with them, but he’s the million dollar bread winner and his JOB requires that he be gone alot so he can maintain the millions she enjoys as his unemployed in-house-puzzy.


    Chickipoo, you didn’t do anything except make yourself look like a money-grubbing, non-money management skills having fool. Any judge that gives you a hefty child support ruling is an idiot if he doesn’t make you put 3/4 in a trust for those children. If Shaunie O’Neal had four bi-footed children, and is working, and was a WIFE, then you need to get you behind a JOB! You’re lazy and unmotivated and dude was TIRED! A man will chase you all over the world if you have your own career and your own stacks! Who wants a chick who’s laying on her butt looking for a handout?

  • msblackvoices

    Laura is the big sister, and Gloria is truly following in her foot draggin baby momma ways. Way to go Laura, great example on how not to get a ring let alone respect. Just wish all your children were boys, so the cycle would end with you both.

  • msblackvoices

    The picture above of Laura and Gloria must be old, cause these days they look old, tired and ran down. Guess that’s what happens when your trying to keep up with your man’s many, many, many in and out of town jump offs.

  • Mrs. Rance

    Shoot she better try to get a lump sum from this idiot. He’s spending his money as fast as he can make it. Dude will be flat broke and on food stamps the minute his career is over.

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983

    Not that it matters or has anything to do with the point, but Gloria is much prettier than Laura (Lauren).

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983

    So what…did she just keep having kids when the other one got school aged?

    I mean b/c she has two school aged children (when my baby was 4 she was in the full day Pre-K program) and now the two year old is keeping her home and that child is probably going to be 3 soon so now there is another baby coming. I mean is that what the plan was here?

  • LivingLegend

    Damn he spending alot of money on some bullshit. That’s y ballplayers go broke after leaving the game within ten years. You done see Bill Gates spending money like that, even though he got 1000 times more than him. Wise up kid, you will not be balling forever, save your money for the raining days not on stupid shark tank. N his girlfriend about to get paid more than $8000 a month believe that.

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