Thursday, December 2, 2010
Gloria Govan Discusses Return To “Basketball Wives” & Matt’s Domestic Abuse Arrest
Gloria explained why she chose to return to the show after being disappointed with the first season, as well as fiance Matt Barnes’ arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.
On why she decided to return to “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.
On Matt being arrested
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.