BBWLA Gloria Govans Talked About Married Life, Her So-Called Acting Career And Issues With Bambi, Malaysia & Jackie
Now that Basketball Wives: Los Angeles and the reunion shows officially came to an end, some cast members are still doing press in order to stay relevant until the next season. This past season and the reunion shows were filled with a lot of drama and jealousy. Gloria wasn’t around throughout the entire taping because she was working on her so-called YouTube acting career and she finally tied the knot with NBA player Matt Barnes. VH1 chatted with Gloria and she opened up about her relationship with Matt, talked about her so-called acting career, and issues with Bambi, Malaysia & Jackie. Below are some excerpts:
Let’s talk about married life! Congratulations!
Yeah! Woo hoo! It’s been awesome, really, really great. Being married as been a big exhale. I feel like everything just fell into place. Matt’s and my relationship is so up and down that getting married the way we did fit us perfectly. It’s been amazing. Our boys are happy, there’s such a difference in them too having a solid foundation.
What’s going on with the acting? Your webisodes have aired and there was talk of a film being attached to them as well.
The webisodes are on Shaq Comedy Network and they were the prelude to the feature, which is being shopped around to Lion’s Gate, Universal, and Paramount. Fingers crossed, we’ll see!
At a certain point in the season it seemed like you and Bambi were fine, and then there was a moment where you called her a rookie and she told you she wanted to f— you up and it all changed.
The funny thing is Bambi is not a cast member. She is Malaysia’s friend. So it’s like your plus-one having an opinion, you’re just a guest, it was frustrating, because for someone who came on the show as a fan and to support her friend to have an opinion was frustrating. Especially about stuff that she really didn’t have a clue about that went on with Laura and Jackie last year. That relationship is so complex, for an outsider to have an opinion about it was just funny to me. It’s fine if she has an opinion, but to try and amend something you don’t know anything about, it was just too much. So I called her a rookie and her trying to find a place on the show, she escalated it. My beef with Bambi, I broke it down in the last episode, I was like, I don’t care where you’re from, Compton or wherever, that has noting to do with the price of rice, and I think her pride was a little offended. But she says it in the first episode, she’s someone who talks behind people’s backs and smiles in your face, so I can’t really take her seriously. The beef between us was and is completely ridiculous.
Did the tension between you two mess with your relationship with Malaysia?
Malaysia’s and my relationship has never really been that strong, so even if it did, I didn’t really notice. At the end of the day, I would never expect Malaysia to hop on my side of things, so I really wasn’t losing a friend. If me and Bambi’s situation was messing with me and Brooke’s relationship, or me and my sister’s, then maybe I should mend things. But Malaysia and I were never strong in the first place.
How do you feel about Jackie at this point?
Ohhhh, Jackie. I feel like no matter what I say to her, she’s going to walk out of the building being like “Yes! We’re sisters.” And I’m gonna be like, “No, Jackie.” And She’ll be like “You’re right! We’re best friends.” And I’ll be like “No, Jackie.” And she’ll be like “All right, we’re just friends.” Jackie is someone who wears you down till you’re just like “FINE!” It’s like when your kid has a tantrum and you’re like “Fine, take the damn candy bar already!” That’s how Jackie is. I don’t go out of my way to see her, but when I do see her, there’s no shade being thrown, it’s just pleasantries. “Hi, how are you? Gotta go.”
Read the interview in its entirety over at VH1.
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