Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes have made headlines throughout their relationship for their portrayal on the VH1 hit Basketball Wives, and while Gloria wasn't quite a wife, yet, she did make a big splash over the weekend when she married her on and off again partner Matt.
Coming down off an infamous break after calling off their lavish wedding, the couple reconciled and paired up for a feature in this week's edition of Rolling Out Magazine.
Check out some excerpts from the interview below:
Gloria on their time apart:
“We took an eight-month hiatus. Now that we’re back together, we’re mainly focused on becoming friends again and mainly parents too. We got into such a routine that we forgot to do all the lovey-dovey stuff like date nights. I grew so much over those eight months."
Matt on his relationship with Gloria:
We love each other. As a young couple you need to experience stuff and live your life and do things sometimes on your own. I understood that and she understood that. It was a small break that was hard, but at the time was needed. It brought us closer together and we’re a lot stronger now.”
Matt on his role on 'Basketball Wives:'
“I’ve been a side piece to ‘Basketball Wives.' I’ve never been a main character, so to speak. This season I’m completely not in the show. I think for the sake of our relationship it was best to fall back and not put our stuff out there like before, for people to pick and pry through. This time around we’re gonna do what works for us and not what society wants us to do.”
On their wedding plans:
“Matt’s a traditionalist so [he’d] want a big wedding. Which I would do, but it won’t be like a Kim Kardashian wedding. It [would] be like, ‘you want some barbecue?’ Marriage is something I [wanted] to do, it just [was] not on my number one priority list.”
Gloria also made the blogs for threatening to beat up Evelyn with her newfound fighting skills from an acting role. The tape hit the 'net just a few days after Evelyn was in a highly publicized domestic dispute with now ex-husband Chad Johnson. Gloria claims she has no regrets for letting the tape out, saying:
”Absolutely [I stick by that]. My feelings are what they are to Evelyn. I don’t like to kick anybody while they’re down; I think they’re a cute couple, I honestly do and I know Chad really loves her. Mainly, I hope they keep people out of their relationship. That’s what I’ve had to do.”
Check out the photos from the couple's Rolling Out Magazine shoot above and be sure to head over to Rollingout.com for the full story.
SOURCE: Rolling Out Magazine