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Basketball Wives star Gloria Goven and Lakers star Matt Barnes officially broke up in late October.

Matt and his former fiancee have two kids together — 2-year-old twins Carter Kelly and Isiah Michael.

In order to clear up some rumors, and claims by Gloria, Matt Barnes released the following statement on Wednesday:

In May, Gloria and I decided to separate and in the best interest of her career, I foolishly agreed to portray that we were still together for the 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 and myself as the sole reason for our separation, when she knows we split up in May.

“The reason I broke my silence and released the separation statement a month ago, was due to her on going affair with a former friend of mine. Again, I wish her nothing but the best and I will continue to keep our children as my first priority.”

Unconfirmed sources have the “former friend” being possibly the rap artist Game.

The only thing we can confirm is The Game has been referred to as a friend in the past.

“I’m good friends with Snoop (Dogg) and Game”. Barnes told last season.

Barnes along with Ron Artest, and Shannon Brown recorded a Lakers music video entitled “Purp & Yellow” with The Game and Snoop Dogg last season.


  • Mrsrich1luv

    WOW! Being a celebrity really exposes way to much of a persons personal life. If Matt statement/accusations are true, then Gloria really needs to check herself. At the end of the day, they have two beautiful children and the focus needs to stay right there. These children are a gift that both need to always remember in making future decisions. Children should not have to suffer from their parents issues.