Matt Barnes speaks on breakup

    Matt Barnes has revealed that his split from Gloria Govan isn’t as recent as most think.

    Matt, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, announced via Twitter that he and Gloria called it a wrap on the relationship before summer. But he said that they kept up appearances to make her look good on "Basketball Wives: LA."

    "In May, Gloria and I decided to separate and in the best interest of her career, I foolishly agreed to portray that we were still together for the upcoming season [of] her show on VH1," he tweeted last week. "As recently as August we decided to revisit a joint statement of our separation, but Gloria asked to delay making our separation public for the interest of her show."

    Now, it appears that Matt is a bit resentful of having to play along for the cameras, all while defending his supposedly platonic relationship with Eva Longoria. And the NBA player also shut down speculation that it was his infidelities that killed his romance with Gloria.

    "It is ironic now how Gloria is trying to manipulate the professional relationship between Eva Longoria and myself as the sole reason for our separation, when she knows we split up in May," Matt wrote. "The reason I broke my silence and released the separation statement a month ago, was due to her on going affair with a former friend of mine."

    There’s no word on who Matt is specifically accusing Gloria of cheating with, but rumor has it that she may have slept with Los Angeles rapper Game. Despite the alleged tryst, Matt said he doesn’t have any ill will towards his babymama, tweeting, "I wish her nothing but the best and I will continue to keep our children as my first priority."

    Gloria shrugged off the allegations against her as nothing more than the bitter musings of a scorned man.

    "So Matt’s at it again I see… Whatever he feels like he needs to say to justify our separation is on him. Obviously his relationship with Eva is important enough to bash me," she tweeted in response to Matt’s online announcement. "So I wish him and her nothing but the best. [And] will continue to focus Me and [our] kids."



    —Sonya Eskridge




    Here’s more:
    Gloria Govan speaks on breakup
    Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes break up

    ‘Basketball Wives: L.A.’ recap: 11.22.11


    EXCLUSIVE: Gloria Govan open to reunion

    Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes cancel wedding



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