24
Jun
2010

Basketball Wives' Gloria Govan on Reunion Show, Twitter Beef & Shaunie

Written by thejasminebrand in Uncategorized

Gloria Govan, of Basketball Wives, spoke with vibe about the Reunion Show, her fiance’s recent tweets about the cast and Shaunie. You can read the full interview here. A few excerpts are below:

On the reunion and the shows development: “I didn’t watch the [Basketball Wives] reunion because I just feel like I’m so out of the loop already not having watched the series. And I just figured I wouldn’t entertain the idea of probably having four girls talk about me while I’m not there. I’m over it.  I just felt that having been approached by Shaunie about the show so long ago and and what we initially heard the show was going to be about and how we saw them play some of the girls?it wasn’t good. There definitely wasn’t a good vibe and it wasn’t anything I wanted to be involved in. I wanted to show strong independent women that were educated and classy. I didn’t want to be involved in throwing drinks in groupies’ faces and all the other unnecessary drama. I didn’t feel like it was a good representation. I was disappointed in Shaunie and I was disappointed with how they ended up putting the whole project together.”

On her relationship with Shaunie prior to the show: I can’t say I was genuinely friends with Shaunie. I had her number in my phone but we never talked or texted or anything like that. It never really went to anything past that so I can’t say that we were really friends. We were cordial to each other. My fiancé and her husband played for the same team in Phoenix last year but even then, we didn’t really get a chance to hang out and be buddy, buddy, unless it was something major like the whole team was getting together. I think our relationship fell apart when she didn’t realize that family is family. It will always be that way with me. And I think she didn’t realize I wasn’t going to give that up to be friends with her [or] to be associated with her. I think she’s so used to people bowing down or submitting to whatever she says that when someone finally stood up and said, “I’m good with just being who I am and I love my family and I’m not going to give that up for you,” I think that kind of surprised her. She didn’t understand where I was coming from and that I wasn’t going to budge regardless of how she felt.

On her her fiance’s twitter comments: “Matt told me the gist of what he said on Twitter and I agree. I think he’s definitely very valid for what he had to say. I think it surprised him as well with how immature she’s been handling the situation. It’s just as simple as Gloria and I aren’t friends and stating her side and just leaving it at that. But I think the low blows she’s been trying to give and the ignorant comments she’s been making?I think it’s unnecessary on her end being that she’s almost 40.”

On Royce: With Royce, I think it was a lot of people in the ear with he said she said. Producers definitely tried to play it up or would tell Royce, “Gloria doesn’t want you around” or “Gloria doesn’t want you to do this.” And that wasn’t necessarily the case. I told Royce in the beginning, given Matt’s circumstances with Dwight [Howard] being on the same team?championship, team comraderie, I’m not going to jeopardize that for you so if you do want to hang out, we can do so outside of you coming to my house and getting Matt involved type of thing. In the beginning she understood but then I think people started getting into her ear and saying that it was backstabbish and it just got messy.