Matt Barnes & Gloria Govan Back For Season 2 of Basketball Wives

If you’re a frequent visitor in the blog world, you no doubt heard the rumors of a cryptic text message sent out by Matt Barnes a few weeks ago to a few of his friends that his wedding to Gloria was canceled.

(why he choose to send the text when he knew the guys would be attending a former teammates wedding, one that he & Gloria were supposed to attend as well… who knows. But clearly Matt is very hmmmmm what’s an appropriate word.. IMPULSIVE that works)

Anyway, the 2 recently gave an interview to Vibe to clear the air on why the wedding was postponed and SURPRISE that they’ll be back for season 2 of Basketball Wives.

On the postponing the wedding:

“Matt and I feel like marriage is something that should not be rushed into. It wasn’t any outside party. We’re committed and dedicated to working on our relationship and we’re still together but again, we felt like this wasn’t something that was in our hearts at the time. Marriage is something that is definitely our goal but again, we’re not rushing into something that we just feel like isn’t right for us at the time so we’re just taking the time to work on our family.”

Mmmmmk. I’ll just keep my thoughts to myself but I’m sure you can fill in the blanks for me!

Matt on his issues with Season 1 of Basketball Wives:

“I just think their focus and their attention could have been in a different direction considering that me and Gloria and Eric [Williams] and Jennifer were the only couples on the show. And I think the whole thing with Shaq and Gloria’s sister kind of went south and kind of dropped while the show was on and I just feel like Shaunie tried to flip the script and blame Gloria, when Gloria had nothing to do with it. And then the rest of those girls—Evelyn and all those other girls—want to tell their sob stories and air their dirty laundry to the world and just because as a couple we choose not to do that doesn’t make us no better or no worse than anybody else. We just decided to keep what’s personal between us in our household and I think that’s how every family should treat it. If you saw the other women on the show acting a mess crying and telling their story, then that’s well within their rights but I just didn’t like how they tried to attack myself and Gloria—poke holes and dig up dirt—that’s really none of their business.”

Fair enough but you signed up for a Reality show about the lives of women involved with “Basketball” players, I’m sure they had seen or at least heard of the genre prior to signing up so I’m a little confused that he thought THIS show would be different.

Matt and his current relationship with Shaunie:

“I haven’t spoken to Shaunie. I spoke to Shaq. Me and him kind of talked a little bit and we settled everything down. Personally, I would have liked to talk to Shaunie on the phone but I never got her number, I never got that opportunity. Maybe me going on Twitter saying stuff was a little out of pocket but at the time, it was the only way for me to reach her. But if we cross paths and me and Shaunie sit down and talk, that would be great. That’s not something I need to do but if it happens it happens. Shaq and I spoke to each other, we’re former teammates and we’re cool. And like I said, if me and Shaunie cross paths and we talk then I’m sure everything will be ok.”

And finally, Gloria on Season 2, how she & Matt will fit in and how she interacts with the other cast members:

“I have kept in touch with Suzie. We’re obviously not the best of friends but we are very cordial. We have a mutual respect for one another so she was the only one I agreed to film with. The other women, I’m not really interested in.”

“I think our role will show the behind the scenes of what it is to move, to find a house and finding schools. It’s that kind of hardship that I think a lot of people think is so glamorous because we move around so much, but really there’s a lot of work that goes into that. I’m excited for people to see that and see what we deal with on a regular basis.”

I think this will provide a nice balance, seeing them settle in a new city etc. That’s something I’m sure viewers are interested in. But let’s not forget Matt and Gloria signed a contract with VH1 and generally speaking, they don’t make those deals for 1 season only with a participants option so it’s not a shock TO ME that they’re returning. Plus, who was going to create tension and drama?

To read the complete interview Go HERE