Gloria Govan



From Oakland, California comes Gloria Govan, who got engaged childhood sweetheart Matt Barnes, NBA guard/forward. The two met when she was 12 years old and reconnected since then. She continued to raise the twins they had together, all while thinking business. She became the executive director of Matt’s foundation called Athletes Vs Cancer, in addition to being involved in other charitable efforts. She always puts family first, which is why she moved with Matt to Los Angeles during the offseason.

Gloria Govan became known for appearing on the first season of the reality series Basketball Wives, which follows a group of women who have been linked to professional basketball players. Through it all, they deal with the spotlight and their families, in addition to keeping their personal lives in check. These extraordinary ladies have gone through a lot together and they’ll have to cope with a lot more issues and emotional moments that are bound to come their way. Since leaving the show, she has starred in the L.A. spinoff on VH1.

Fun Facts

Is currently working on a cookbook and fitness video.
Met her husband Matt Barnes when she was 12 years old.


2011 Basketball Wives LA
2010-2011 Basketball Wives

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