Former Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan was reportedly arrested on Friday, Aug. 31, for child endangerment after getting into a nasty fight with ex-husband, Matt Barnes, which put their twin sons in danger. Now, the former NBA player has obtained a temporary restraining order against his baby mama, according to TMZ.
Gloria has reportedly been court ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the kids and the next chance she’ll have to argue the arrangement will be at the hearing scheduled for the end of September. “She can see the kids once per week for four hours but a professional monitor has to be present — and Gloria must foot the bill for the monitor,” TMZ reports. “Gloria is allowed to be near Matt to get the kids, but she must be peaceful.”
The former reality star also has to get written permission from Matt if she wants to take the kids outside of L.A. County during her visitation. The drama between Gloria and Matt reached a boiling point on Friday, when their twin boys Carter and Isaiah were at their school, sources told the site. Matt was expected to pick them up because according to their custody agreement, they were supposed to spend Labor Day Weekend with their dad.
But Gloria allegedly arrived to the boys’ school at around 2:55 p.m. because she wanted to pick the boys up, and she got them into her car. When Matt arrived, he told Gloria that it was his weekend with the kids and he allegedly told the boys to get into his car instead, which they did. Gloria was allegedly so upset that she followed Matt’s car, “screaming and cussing,” and she blocked Matt’s car with hers — and that’s when someone called the police.
After cops arrived, they allowed Matt to take the kids because he showed them the paperwork proving that he had custody of the kids this weekend. Gloria was then arrested for child endangerment and also for violating a court order. Matt and Gloria were together for eight years and only married for about two years when they split back in 2014 and their divorce was a messy one — especially after Gloria started dating Matt’s former LA Lakers teammate Derek Fisher.
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