Dallasblack.com: Laura Govan Talks Estranged Relationship With Sister Gloria And If She'll Return to 'Basketball Wives'


Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:26 PM

Laura Govan Talks Estranged Relationship With Sister Gloria And If She'll Return to 'Basketball Wives'

By: Monya Fleming

Laura Govan Talks Estranged Relationship With Sister Gloria And If She'll Return to 'Basketball Wives'
Laura Govan accused her sister Gloria Govan of hooking up with the father of her four children, Gilbert Areans, back in 2016. 

Gloria and Gilbert both denied the accusations, but the sisters’ relationship is now nonexistent.

Laura discussed the current status of her relationship with her sister during her interview with Glo on the Domenick Nati Show

Laura was asked if she was close to her sister now. She replied, "We really don’t have much of a sister relationship. But here’s how we work, we keep it really tight for our children…Our kids play together all the time. They love each other. I think we’ll keep it at that, for the meantime."

Govan had a stormy relationship with NBA star Gilbert Arenas. They met while he was playing basketball for the Warriors. Laura was working with the Sacramento Kings' public relations department.

Govan once had child support and custody documents served to Arenas during the halftime break of a basketball game. Arenas said of the incident, "She tells the world that she's not getting money. She gets $20,000 a month."

Laura starred on the reality series "Basketball Wives LA" previously and Arenas sued her and the show's producers for "trademark infringement, false advertising and misappropriation of the star's likeness."

Arenas later dropped the lawsuit in 2012. That year, it was reported that the couple were preparing for a wedding. At that point, Govan stated, "People say he's a mess, and I’m a mess. You know what, we're each other's messes. Everybody has breakup and make-up moments. It just so happens that ours is out in the public. You learn to grow."

Govan touched on experiencing racism at NBA Games when she was with Arenas. She says, "I saw a lot. I remember going into certain cities – that will remain nameless – they would yell 'You [expletive],' 'You monkey.' I used to be like, 'Wait a minute! Is this happening?!'"

Govan was asked about the current status of her and Gilbert’s co-parenting relationship. "I don’t really pay attention to his shenanigans, and his rants. I don’t get off into that with Gilbert. I need him to get on my page. I need him to get on board with where I am. I just want to co-parent. I just want to deal with solutions."

Govan also revealed she has a new "white boyfriend." She stated, "I like ‘em white! I have a boyfriend now. He’s actually Moroccan, but he’s white. He acts white, he looks white. Sometimes I’m like, '[expletive]! you’re [expletive] white' and we just laugh. I’m happy."

Govan also talked about the possibility of her return to "Basketball Wives". She says that's not likely to happen unless they offer her a huge check. 

She said, "The talk is there but I don’t think so. I think that at this point in my life, if I can go on there to be somebody’s mentor I’ll do that [but] not so much just to talk crap [and] banter. Nah, that’s really not my life anymore."

Laura adds, "I would wreak havoc, in the sense of, 'Get your [expletive] together, you look dumb. You sit down, you have a seat. You, comb your hair more. Get it together.'"

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