Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan spent most of the entire first season of the show, defending her sister Laura against allegations that she slept with Shaunie’s hubby Shaq so it was a surprise to everyone when Laura signed on to be a part of the LA cast. She plans to use the show as a platform to get her voice heard and to clear up any misconceptions of her in the public surrounding the Shaunie/Shaq drama and her current battles with her ex-fiance Gilbert Arenas. She recently sat down with The Loop 21, and cleared up the Shaq situation as well as her current relationship with Gilbert Arenas, who’s currently in her good graces. Check out a few excerpts below:
On clearing up the Shaunie/ Shaq situation
For me, I’m not here to clear up sh*t. If I haven’t done anything, I have nothing to clear up. I want people to understand the dynamic of what I actually went through. I’ve never been in the media. It’s always been someone else has the upper hand on that. This was my time to set the record straight on my relationship with Gilbert, my relationship with the Shaunie/Shaquille stuff. It’s been three years. We still talking about that dumb sh-t? And he’s moved on and has 100-past relationships, plus he has a solid girlfriend now. Get your life together!
On if she’s slept with Shaq?
Hell no! Have you seen his feet? How you gon’ sleep with somebody who has feet like that? Like, I’ve seen him in his sandals. I love Shaquille to death but I would never get down with Shaquille. And it’s funny because I feel like when I’ve seen him or been around him, we just have a good time. We’re like brother and sister. I just think that Shaunie [O’Neal] had her own agenda and did things for the show. And it is what it is. But at this point, three years later, I don’t want to talk about him. Talk about somebody I actually like.
On if she’s spoken to Gilbert
Yea, I talk to him all the time. He’s still the father of my children. And we have a great relationship. It’s funny because we’ll sit and we’re talking and I’ll be like, “Damn, dog. You’re suing me like a hundred times. Like, what’s up with that?” But, we’re cleaning it up. It just takes time because he’s filed so many goddamn things against me. And now we’re at the point where we’re just cleaning stuff up. We’re just looking to really, really be good parents to our children.
On what the show will reveal about her
I think it’s really going to reveal who I am. I just got to get sh-t off my chest and actually talk about some things I want to talk about and really give you who I am, which is I’m funny, I’m hella’ cute in person, girl. I know they be killing me talking about, ‘She looks busted.’ Man, f-ck you! I look good in person. (Laughs)
On if she’s dating
Not yet. Not yet. It might be Gilbert girl, who knows now? I’m not sure…I mean, I do still like the nigga. …We’re doing good though. He and I are in a good space right now.
Read more bits of the interview over at Loop 21