Gloria Govan - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 20, 2022

Gloria Govan
Profession: Reality TV star, Actress
Best Known For: Basketball Wives (Reality TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $5 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 22, 1985 (age 38)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Gloria Govan
Birth Place: Oakland, California, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Michael Govan
Mother's Name: Gloria Govan
Siblings: 2

Laura Govan (younger sister)
Lonnie Govan (brother)

Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (African-American, Mexican)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship

Matt Barnes (11 Aug 2013 - 21 Dec 2016)

Children: 2

twin sons - 
Carter Kelly Barnes, Isaiah Michael Barnes

Body Measurements

Height: 1.72 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 8 US
Breast Size: 36 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 37 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: C

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Who is Gloria Govan?

Gloria Govan is a reality TV star, actress by profession, and American by nationality. She is known for starring in the reality series Basketball Wives, Basketball Wives: LA and has film credits for Chocolate City and More Family. Moreover, she is famous as the ex-wife of Matt Barnes.

Gloria Govan – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Gloria Govan’s birth took place on 22  February 1985 in Oakland, California, USA. She is not the only child of her parents and has two siblings- younger sister Laura Govan and brother Lonnie Govan. Her mother is Gloria Govan and her father is Michael Govan.

There is no information on her early life including her Hispanic mother, African-American father, education, family, etc.

young Gloria Govan (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Her ethnicity is African-American and Mexican. Her educational history is not known.

Also read: Suzie Ketcham - Reality TV star of Basketball Wives 

Gloria Govan – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Gloria Govan started a relationship with NBA player Matt Barnes. They had first met while they were in the eighth grade but did not begin dating until 2006 when their paths crossed again. 

After dating for more than 5 years, she and her longtime boyfriend married on 11 August 2013. With her husband, she welcomed twin boys Carter Kelly Barnes and Isaiah Michael Barnes on November 6, 2008.

They had separated for 6 weeks, just 14 months after their wedding only to reconcile. But the couple could not stay together for long and they finalized their divorce on 21 December 2016 with custody granted to both parents.

She dated rapper Game in 2011. Gloria Govan is currently engaged to fiancé Derek Fisher and had begun their dating in 2015.

Also read: Royce Reed - Reality TV star of Basketball Wives 

Gloria Govan with sons - posted June 2019 (Instagram)

Gloria Govan – Career

Govan rose to fame after getting into a relationship with NBA player Matt Barnes. In 2010 she starred in the VH1 reality show Basketball Wives, continuing until its cancellation in 2013. Gloria Govan then was cast in its spinoff series Basketball Wives LA.

She then departed from the reality show to focus on acting, hosting, and content development. As a host, she hosted Trump Awards red carpet, Backstage Confidential and as an actress, Gloria Govan starred in Family Time, Chocolate City, and also produced Meet the Blacks.

Gloria Govan also has a production company Tabula Rasa where she works tirelessly while also focusing on philanthropic works. Moreover, she has published a cookbook titled A Mixed Girl’s Favorite Recipes and worked as a broker between UFC and Fox Television.


Her Basketball Wives LA co-stars include Jackie ChristieShaunie O'NealTami Roman, Brandi Maxiell, and Meeka Claxton.

Also read: Jennifer Williams - Reality TV star of Basketball Wives 

Gloria Govan with Basketball Wives LA cast (Rucuss) 

Gloria Govan – Controversy

Govan has been embroiled in several controversies. She was arrested in August 2018 for felony child endangerment after a dangerous fight with her ex-husband. She was later released after posting $100,000 bail. In June 2019  Matt Barnes sued Gloria Govan, her parents, and her brothers for fraud.

Gloria Govan – Net worth, Salary

Her net worth has been estimated to be over $1.5 million while her annual salary is yet to be updated.

Gloria Govan – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

On social media, Gloria Govan is active on Facebook with 50k followers, on Twitter with 172k followers, and on Instagram with over 383k followers.

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