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Matt Barnes Accuses Gloria Govan Of Cheating On Him With His Best Friend

Submitted by on November 27, 2011 – 2:54 pm3 Comments

Well, with the NBA lockout keeping players away from the court—at least for the next week or so! Welcome back, NBA!—leave it to NBA player Matt Barnes to find another way to make headlines.

After announcing his split from Basketball Wives: LA star Gloria Govan at the end of October, Matt has dropped another bombshell alleging that his once No. 1 draft pick was stepping out on him with his best friend. According to a new statement, Matt also makes it clear that Gloria begged him to keep the relationship going just long enough so that they could make a break in front of the cameras.

According to the statement, the real reason he split from ex-girlfriend Gloria Govan is because she was cheating on him with a friend of his. Yikes! The statement reads as follows:

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. 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. 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. 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. Again, I wish her nothing but the best and I will continue to keep our children as my first priority.

Not to be outdone, Gloria quickly took to Twitter to lash back at her ex-beau. “So Matt’s at it again I see…,” Gloria tweeted. “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. So I wish him and her nothing but the best and will continue to focus.”

Well, we are focused on the fact that Gloria never takes the time to actually deny her affair but we digress. So, whose side are you on: Offense (Matt) or defense (Gloria)?

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  • Mr. Unknown says:

    Most of the girls on the show are big time sluts. I wouldnt be surprised. Matt was dumb as hell if he went on with her whoreish plan. At least he a big step up with Eva.

  • PJ says:

    The statement Barnes released did NOT say “best friend”, as this article erroneously stated.

    Matt Barnes simply said she cheated on him with a “former friend”.

    In regard to Eva Langoria, I’ve seen her without makeup (unrecognizable) and I’ve seen Gloria Govan without makeup.

    Let’s just say that Eva is not a step up. Beautiful with makeup, but plain old PLAIN UNRECOGNIZABLE JANE without makeup. He can do better.

  • brzz says:

    I believe it. I just don’t get why she is always looking her nose down at someone when she is no better. Eva is a star without being attached to Matt. What is Gloria without Matt? A bonafide baby mama. So I think Eva was definitely an upgrade for Matt

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