Matt Barnes Says He & Gloria Govan Broke Up In May Due To Her Cheating

Lakers forward Matt Barnes has released a statement to clear the air on his breakup with Basketball Wives LA star, Gloria Govan. Matt says the couple has been broken up since May and that Gloria did in fact cheat on him with “A friend” ( allegedly rapper The Game)

I’m assuming the motivation behind this clarification is because of the rumors Gloria is spinning regarding Matt’s alleged  relationship with Eva Longoria. The statement was sent out by his publicist as well as posted on Matt’s Twitter account:

Statement from Matt Barnes:

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 off 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

I appreciate Matt’s candor in addressing this. Well minus the revelation about the cheating but hey, if you’re going to drop bombs, I guess you have to be prepared for them to retaliate. Right Gloria?

Well, Gloria responded to Matt’s Tweets with a few of her own.

So obviously we know the conversation when they were moving was a reenactment but I guess the real question is, how much of what we saw on Basketball Wives is real? Certainly sets season 2 up to be interesting. I didn’t think it would get this ugly.