Although she’s a single lady now, Gloria Govan hasn’t ruled out a possible reunion with Matt Barnes.
Breaking up is hard to do. That’s even more true if your now-defunct relationship is still being played out on TV week after week. But Gloria seems to be taking her very recent split from Matt in stride.
"I’m happy with where I am now," she told VH1 yesterday during a break in taping for the "Basketball Wives: LA" reunion.
Matt and Gloria announced their decision to split up on Tuesday, after being coupled up for years and having two kids together. The world became acquainted with the couple during the first two seasons of "Basketball Wives," where she ruffled the feathers of her cast mates. She and Matt then moved to Los Angeles, so he could be near his new team, the Los Angels Lakers.
"It hasn’t been an easy ride moving across the country twice, having kids at 21 when I just graduated college; it hasn’t been easy," Gloria said, adding that the pressure of the NBA lockout has also been a huge stress on her former fiancé. "But we’re still friends and we’re still working things out and I wish him nothing but the best."
Despite the breakup, Gloria’s sister Laura Govan thinks that this isn’t quite the end for Matt and Gloria’s romantic relationship. Simply put, Laura thinks that Gloria and Matt could still wind up together.
"Of course she does. My whole family is rooting for that man. I swear. They would pick him over me," Gloria said. The reality TV star said that she is using the time to focus on herself, but she’s not ruling out the possibility of reconciliation. "We’ll see. I’m not going to say never. I’m optimistic, but for now…we’re going our separate ways. But if our paths cross again it’s meant to be."
Gloria added, "And Laura of course wants it. With her situation with Gilbert [Arenas], she’s been in and out, out and in. She has a lot of experience and good advice when it comes to situations like this." That would be in reference to the fact that Laura is back with her on-again-off-again fiancé Gilbert Arenas of the Orlando Magic.
But when it comes to doing her own thing, Gloria said that does not include sleeping around as she feels many might assume. But there are a couple of reasons she may not be heating up the sheets with another man anytime soon.
"A: it’s such a double standard, even if I wanted to I can’t because they’d put me on blast if I did. And B: I have kids; you know?" the reality TV star said.
Of course the best reason of all not to get over Matt by getting with someone else is that she’s just not ready. "I’m not looking to date anyone at this moment," Gloria explained, "I’m just going to take this opportunity to take a step back and reevaluate where I wanna go in life."