After all of the drama surrounding NBA player Matt Barnes and fiancee Gloria Govan over the past few months, the couple will be returning for the second season of VH1′s popular show, Basketball Wives. In a recent interview with Sister 2 Sister, Gloria discusses the infamous argument that led to a domestic arrest.
Regarding Matt’s arrest on domestic abuse she says:
I just think it was something that got blown out of proportion because Matt is from Sacramento. It’s completely false. Matt is very aggressive on-court, but at home, he’s one of the best fiances. He’s an amazing father and he’s just a teddy bear. We just moved to LA together, so we are fine. I hate for him to be painted with that type of reputation, but we’ll work through it. I think it became a headline because we live in a community that’s just nosy. We were outside kind of arguing so I think that kind of got people interested real quick. I think the neighbors just got involved too quickly (and were) too irrational.
As for season 2 of Basketball Wives:
We are contractually obligated to a certain extent. We were disappointed with season one, but Matt and I sat down with Shed Media, who developed the show, and we really had an in-depth conversation about what we want our roles to be in this season coming up. Matt has a clothing line, Illusion. We have the charity event, Athletes for Cancer. And you can’t buy better advertising than television. So I think that was one of our main initiatives, to come back and to use the show like it’s been using us.
Well, there you have it- straight from the source herself…. So there was a scuffle between the loving couple, but Gloria is dedicated to her man. She believes that Matt is not a violent person, and will stick with him through it all. That’s some dedicated love at it’s best…right?! Be sure to tune into season 2 of Basketball Wives early next year, to see if any more drama unravels between Govan and Barnes– and the other wives!