Who is Gloria Govan?

Gloria Govan was born on 22 February 1985 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Oakland, California USA. She’s a 37-year-old reality TV star, actress, author and entrepreneur, but is probably best recognized for being the ex-wife of NBA player Matt Barnes, and now the wife of basketball coach Derek Fisher.

How rich is she, as of now? Gloria Govan Net Worth

As of early 2022, Gloria Govan’s net worth is estimated at over $5 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment, as well as through her divorce settlement from her ex-husband Matt Barnes. It is also assumed that she now enjoys the wealth of her second husband Derek Fisher, whose fortune is estimated at over $45 million.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Gloria Govan spent her early years in her hometown of Oakland, where she was raised with her brother named Lonnie and sister Laura Govan, by her African-American father and her Mexican mother; however, their names and professions aren’t revealed. She holds American nationality, belongs to a mixed ethnic group, and is a Christian. There is no information available about her educational background.

Professional Career

Gloria Govan gained enormous popularity for her relationship with the famous NBA player Matt Barnes, and their engagement led her to become a reality TV star when she joined the main cast of the first season of the VH1 reality show “Basketball Wives” as his fiancée, broadcast from 2010 to 2011.

After it ended, she became a regular cast member of its spin-off series “Basketball Wives LA”, which premiered in 2011, appearing in the show alongside her sister Laura, who was married to former NBA star Gilbert Arenas. They left the show after the second season in 2012.

Later that year, she tried herself as an actress, making her debut feature film appearance in the role of V in the action film “Clean Ops The Chronicles Of V”, directed by Bernard Gourley. In 2015, she landed the small part of a cocktail waitress in the drama film “Chocolate City”, next to Robert Ri’chard, Tyson Beckford and Vivica A. Fox. During the same year, she also served as an executive producer for the comedy TV series “Comedy Dynamics: Uncontrolled Comedy”, then also produced the comedy horror film “Meet The Blacks” in 2016. She now has a production company called Tabula Rasa.

Besides that, Gloria Govan was the host of the Trump Awards red carpet, and made an appearance in an advertising commercial with UFC champion Anderson Silva. In 2014, she published a cookbook entitled “A Mixed Girl’s Favorite Recipes”. She is also an entrepreneur and co-founder of a skincare line called Inclusive Wellness.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Gloria Govan has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), weighs around 130lbs (59kgs), with vital statistics of 33-26-35, bra size 34D, dress size 4 (US), and shoe size 7 (US).

Personal Life

Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes met while they were attending the same school.

The couple started dating in 2006, and she gave birth to their twin sons, named Isaiah Michael and Carter Kelly on 6 November 2008. They eventually exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held on 11 August 2013, unfortunately, their marriage didn’t last long since they separated in the next year, and their divorce was finalized on 21 December 2016. She went on to date Matt Barnes’ former teammate Derek Fisher, and after three years, the couple became engaged in April 2018. Their wedding was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and was eventually held in July 2021.

Who is her husband? Derek Fisher Short Wiki/Bio

Derek Lamar Fisher was born on 9 August 1974 under the zodiac sign of Leo in Little Rock, Arkansas USA, and was raised in his hometown by his parents John and Annette Fisher; he’s the younger brother of former NBA player Duane Washington.

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He attended Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School, where he played basketball as a letterman for the school team. Upon matriculation, he enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, from which he graduated with a major in Communications. While there, he played college basketball for the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans, distinguishing himself as a player, and ledding the team in assists and steals every year. He earned the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year award as a senior in 1996, and completed his college career with 1,393 points, 472 assists, and 189 steals.

Professional Playing Career

Derek Fisher’s professional playing career began when he was selected in the first round as the 24th overall pick at the 1996 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

He stayed with the team for eight seasons until 2004, during which he won three consecutive NBA championship titles from 2000 to 2002, with teammates including Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, under coach Phil Jackson. In 2004, he signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors, however, his game performance started to decline, so he was traded to the Utah Jazz in 2006, and led the team to the Western Conference finals. In 2007, he asked to be released from his contract due to his daughter’s health issues, but later that year he returned to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, and won two more NBA champion titles with Bryant in 2009 and 2010.

Two years later, he was traded to the Houston Rockets, but was waived at his request by the team, signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the rest of the season. After the season was ended, he joined the Dallas Mavericks, with whom he appeared in nine games before he suffered an injury, and asked to be released from his contract. He then spent one more season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, after which he quit his playing career.

Post-Retirement Career

Following his retirement, Derek Fisher launched his coaching career when hired to serve as the head coach of the New York Knicks, with whom he signed a two-year contract worth $25 million in 2014.

However, he was then fired after two years of poor results, and then joined Turner Sports’ NBA programming as a broadcast television analyst. He also started working as an in-studio analyst for the Lakers at Spectrum SportsNet in 2016, and the following year became one of the analysts for Turner Sports’ new Players Only programming.

Since 2019, he has been the head coach and the general manager of the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

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