The twosome had a secret wedding in Vegas over the weekend. The “Basketball Wives LA” on-and-off couple Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes are indeed now husband and wife….a set of twins, a couple reality show seasons and several breakup-to-makeups later.
But before they jetted off to Vegas, the duo shot a cover and spread for the new issue of Rolling Out magazine. And according to Gloria’s interview answers, the two had no real wedding plans at the time of the shoot…so she says….
Gloria Govan finally got what she wanted….Clippers baller Matt Barnes as her husband and not just her babies’ daddy. The twosome wed in Vegas this past weekend at the Little Church of the West as her sister Laura and her man Gilbert Arenas were by their side. And her parents were flown in last minute for the surprise wedding as well.
According to the Las Vegas Review, Matt’s teammate DeAndre Jordan was his best man, and fellow ballers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were there as well. This explains why all the couples were partying it up back in L.A. this past Sunday at Chris’ GQ cover event.
In the Rolling Out cover story released today and done before the weekend nuptials, Gloria said the two def want to get married, but gave the impression no plans had been made at that time. She did say it wouldn’t be a big fiasco. So I guess a quickie Vegas wedding qualifies for “non big fiasco.” Here are the highlights from both of their interviews:
On Her 8-Month Break From Matt: “I grew so much over those eight months. Now I have to be like, ‘Uh uh, I know I used to like that because you liked it but I said all that to be cute for you! I don’t like eggs mother—!’” “So now he’s really getting to now me. That’s fun.”
On Marrying Matt: “It’s not that we’re not interested; it’s just not now,” says a pre-wedding Govan. “I don’t think it’ll be what people are expecting. I’ll probably be like ‘hey, I got married girl,’ wanna come to the party? I’ll probably send out a flyer for the party.”
On A Non Traditional Wedding: “Matt’s a traditionalist so he’ll want a big wedding. Which I would do [for him], but it won’t be like a Kim Kardashian wedding. It’ll be like, ‘you want some barbecue?’ I’ll take cereal. Marriage is something I want to do it’s just not on my number one priority list.”
On The Possibility Of Another Baby: “Maybe, don’t tell him I said this…maybe another baby. If it was up to him… (rolls eyes)…I get baby fever and then I see a baby and I’m like ‘awww’ and then they start crying and I’m like, ‘Yeah! I don’t have anymore!’”
On Previously Saying She’d Like To Slap Evelyn Lozada: “Absolutely [I stick by that.] My feelings are what they are to Evelyn, I don’t like to kick anyone while they’re down but…I think they’re a cute couple I honestly do [Chad and Evelyn] and I know Chad really loves her. Mainly I hope they keep people out of their relationship. That’s what I’ve had to do.”
On co-star Jackie Christie: “Jackie Christie has a mouth piece on her, she’ll make a paraplegic feel bad for her. The way way she kind of suckers you in with her words; she’ll give you so many compliments to the point that you’re like ‘damn, okay!’ [extends arms] Give me a hug girl! She’s someone you have to accept, she’s like a beauty mark or a birthmark. It’s like ‘damn that sh— terrible, but it’s there. You work around it.”
On Why Lamar Odom Comparisons Are Unfair: “I’ve been a sidepiece to ‘Basketball Wives’. I’ve never been a main character so to speak. This season I’m completely not in the show. I think for the sake of our relationship it was best to fall back and not put our stuff out there like before for people to pick and pry through. This time around we’re gonna do what works for us and not what society wants us to do.”
On His 8 Month Break From Gloria: “We love each other. As a young couple you need to experience stuff and live your life and do things sometimes on your own. I understood that and she understood that. It was a small break that was hard but at the time was needed. It brought us closer together and we’re a lot stronger now.”
Check out the full interview and behind the scenes footage over at Rolling Out.