Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes’ break-up may have come as a surprise to the viewers of “Basketball Wives,” but according to Matt, the split was a long time coming. Though Gloria has implied that the reason the two broke up is because of his relationship with Eva Longoria, Matt is calling her bluff.
He took to Twitter before Thanksgiving to finally set the story straight:
“In May, Gloria & I decided to separate & in the best interest of her career, I foolishly agreed to portray that we were still together for her upcoming season of 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 & myself as the sole reason for our separation, when she knows we split up in May. The reason why I broke my silence a month ago was because of the on going “affair” she was having with a now former FRIEND of mine..Again, I wish Gloria nothing but the best, & I will continue to keep our beautiful children as my first priority.. Thank you.”
She responded via Twitter:
“So Matt’s at it again I see… Whatever he feels like he needs to say to justify our separation is on him. Obviously his relationship with Eva is important enough to bash me. So I wish him and her nothing but the best. Ad will continue to focus [on] me and our kids. Happy thanksgiving everyone xoxo.”
Ugh, we really hoped that these two would keep it clean. This won’t end pretty. Hopefully, they don’t get the kids involved.
(Meanwhile, Eva Longoria isn’t claiming Matt at all, telling Vanity Fair Spain that she’s still with her boyfriend Eduardo Cruz and is “lucky” to have found him.)
See their tweets below (read from bottom to top):