Recently I shared with you that Clippers forward Matt Barnes, and his reality show wife, Gloria Govan are estranged. The split was attributed to “trust issues,” and most assumed that had to do with fidelity. Turns out it was allegedly about money.
Per TMZ Sports, Gloria allegedly forged Matt’s signature for a $150,000 loan, and now their being sued for repayment.
The woman behind the lawsuit is Nina Rawls — the widow of R&B legend Lou Rawls — who claims Gloria approached her back in March and asked to borrow $150k for a TV project produced by Gloria and Matt’s production company.
Rawls says she agreed — but the loan had to be repaid in full just 2 MONTHS later. According to the suit, May came and went … and Gloria (who stars on “Basketball Wives: LA”) never ponied up the dough.
Eventually, Nina says Gloria ADMITTED that she forged Matt’s signature on the loan docs in the first place. It’s unclear if Matt ever knew about the loan in the first place … but our sources tell us Barnes was completely in the dark about the alleged deal.
We know that Gloria and her sister Laura were attempting to create their own reality show based on their unique family dynamic – two sisters involved with NBA players, and a lot of kids. I guess no network latched on to the concept.