Gloria Govan Arrested After Showing Up To Kids School, Cursing Out Matt Barnes + Accused of Child Endangerment

Matt Barnes & Gloria Govan (circa 2014)

Gloria Govan Arrested After Showing Up To Kids School, Cursing Out Matt Barnes + Accused of Child Endangerment

Gloria Govan spent some time behind bars over an incident involving her and her ex husband, Matt Barnes. The former “Basketball Wives” star was reportedly arrested for felony child endangerment after an altercation with the former NBA star.

Reportedly, the dispute was over who was supposed to have their twin boys for the weekend. The story goes, Matt was scheduled to pick up their kids from school and have them over the holiday weekend. Allegedly, Gloria showed up to the school, picking up the kids and had them get into her car.

Matt Barnes

Matt is said to have showed up at the same time and instructed the twins to get out the car and come with him. The kids followed Matt’s instructions and this reportedly upset Gloria, who then allegedly flew into a rage. She allegedly blocked Matt’s car, with their children in the vehicle, and began to curse and yell.

The police were called and she allegedly was arrested for child endangerment and violating a court order. Matt showed paperwork and was allowed to take their children.

Gloria was released reportedly released Saturday morning. The former couple have battled in court and social media over custody and divorce issues.

In June, the ex Golden State Warriors baller took to Instagram to celebrate his victory in he and Gloria’s child support and custody battle – and he held no punches. He started his series of videos out with a bang. He said,

Man I been in court all m****rf****n’ day, man. 7:30 to 4:20. Two things in life that don’t lie, man – that ball and court. Man, Gil’ [Gilbert Arenas], where we goin’ to party, man? F**k these two money-hungry a** sisters.

Then, Matt proceeded to sing along to what he thought was a fitting song for his situation – “Guilty Until Proven Innocent” by Jay Z and R. Kelly. He sang the lyrics,

You can’t touch me, no you can’t touch me. Jigga, Kelly, not guilty. Try to charge me but I’m not guilty. I got, all, my mamis. Tell me, what you, want from me? I’m not guilty.

He continued,

I’ve been dealin’ with this shit for d**n near four years, man. I’m tired. I know y’all tired of hearin’ it, but y’all don’t know what kinda sh*t this girl is on, man. All these m****rf***n’ lies and allegations, and tryin’ to throw dirt on my name and all that sh*t. But it all caught up today, man. And I know this social media sh*t plays out like a game, and everybody keke-ing and haha-ing. No, this sh*t is real life, man. Some sh*t should stay private, but my life’s not private. It’s public. So y’all sit back and judge thinkin’ you know the truth, but you don’t.


He proceeded to give a hint of insight into the battle between his former sister-in-law, Laura Govan, and her ex-husband, former Washington Wizards baller Gilbert Arenas. He says,

Stuff always comes to light, man. Straight up. Y’all sat back and watched Gilbert with the other sister and her bullsh*t. Our sh*t’s not that wild, but it’s the same lies. Same bullsh*t, man. Y’all get a m****rf****n’ job. Make your own money. How ‘bout that? Straight up.” Matt stressed that his gripe with his ex-wife was never about negating that he needed to provide for their children – sons, Carter and Isaiah.

He explained,

Sh*t was never about the money for me, man. She gets a lot of it, trust me, But I always make it back, anyway. The sh*t’s always been about the kids to me. And she knows the only attachment she has to me is the kids. So she throws the kids against me, lies against me, and do whatever she can to discredit me.

He ended his spiel with a warning to young, affluent men, saying,

But let this be a lesson, man. To all the young athletes out there, entertainers, rappers: pre-nups, good decisions. Make sure your sh*t is tightened up, and you still might get f***ed. But today, ‘they tried to charge me, but I’m not guilty! 

He also reposted an older Instagram post of his that reads:


His caption read,

Be on the lookout for some more lies, coming to a blog near you!!!”

Matt nor Gloria have yet to comment over the latest incident.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams