Matt Barnes Officially Files Restraining Order Against Ex Gloria Govan After Her Arrest For Child Endangerment
NBA player Matt Barnes attends Athletes vs. Cancer’s Celebrity Flag Football Game at John Burroughs High School on August 6, 2017, in Burbank, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
Things continue to go from bad to worse for embattled exes Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan. It’s being reported that after Govan was arrested earlier this week for child endangerment, Barnes has decided to file a restraining order against her. Messy doesn’t even begin to describe this latest round of drama from the former spouses.
If you’re keeping track, former Basketball Wives LA star Gloria Govan and her ex-husband, former NBA star Matt Barnes, have been involved in one of the nastiest and never-ending custody battles that Hollywood has seen in quite a while. Earlier this week Govan was arrested and charged with felony child endangerment because she picked up the two sons she shares with Barnes from school on the day he is designated to do so. When Barnes arrived and told the boys to go with him, Govan allegedly followed his car, blocked him in and a verbal altercation ensued.
Now, as a response to her arrest, Barnes has officially filed a restraining order against her and claims that she is a danger to their children. Sources are also reporting that Barnes could possibly ask the judge to strip away Govan’s custody. He is also reportedly seeking full physical and legal custody in an emergency motion filed with the court.
The restraining order states that Govan must stay away at least 100 yards away from Barnes, their kids and the school they attend. Naturally, Govan is not taking this latest development lying down, as she has hired high-powered attorney Mark Gross to argue her case because she feels the case against her and the prior arrest are unwarranted.
To add the icing on the cake filled with drama, messiness and resentment, Barnes also recently filed documents to request that Govan’s current fiancé Derek Fisher stay out of what’s going on between he and Govan. In case you forgot, all of this mess started when Govan began dating Fisher, who was a teammate of Barnes when they both played for the Lakers. Barnes accused them of both cheating behind his back—and things have been further spiraling downhill ever since.