Sisters Gloria Govan Barnes and Laura Govan may be giving Shaunie O’Neal a run for her money with a new show that offers their take on what a real NBA wife’s life is like.
“We’re working on a family show: me, my sister, Gilbert [Arenas], Matt [Barnes], you know all of our kids. You know my sister’s got like 18 kids. It’s really four, but it feels like 18 because they’re all over the place. We’re doing a lot of stuff that we’re doing together, which is really cool,” Gloria joked with TheJasmineBrand.com.
The sisters transitioned from just NBA wives to “Basketball Wives” when season 1 of the Miami series premiered. Gloria didn’t quite mesh with her co-stars there and ended up co-starring with Laura and others on the L.A. spin-off.
However, Shaunie said season 3 of the show required a “facelift” and with their own show in the works, some are guessing that Gloria and Laura didn’t survive the makeover.
In March, Gloria told HipHollywood.com that she was about done with the series anyway. “When the time is right, I think it’ll be about time for me to leave that show,” she said.
Unlike “Basketball Wives” which tends to focus on the ladies’ relationships with each other, Gloria said the new show will be about their families.
“It’s kinda like a Love & Basketball. Gilbert Arenas is one of the greatest players that has played. Matt has obviously come off of one of his best seasons of his entire area. We really just wanted to show people the really true grind of being basketball wives and being what it looks like to be in that life,” she said. “It’ll just show us in our families and how much stuff we really have going on.”
Gloria talks about her wedding. Watch it at TheJasmineBrand.com.
Photos: Sister Acts
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