Earlier today it was revealed that Derek Fisher proposed to former Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan, popping the question in an emotional way at their Los Angeles home in front of family. Of course, one of the first things many people thought about when the news broke was Govan’s ex-husband, Matt Barnes. If you’ll recall, when he found out about Fisher’s involvement with his estranged wife (Fisher and Govan have been involved since 2015, her divorce to Barnes was finalized in 2016), he drove 95 miles to fight his former Lakers teammate.
But despite that violent encounter and the drama that has been Govan and Barnes’s co-parenting relationship, he congratulated the couple on their engagement. In fact, he told everyone that he really only communicates with Fisher when it comes to his kids, so they’re actually quite friendly these days:
Good to know there’s no hard feelings or negativity about it. It’s refreshing.
But it’s not a first. A number of men who’ve dated famous women of color have wished them well in their new relationships and with new blessings. It’s a sweet thing to see (when it seems genuine). Check out a few men who wished their exes well with someone new.