“Basketball Wives LA” star Laura Govan and her boyfriend Gilbert Arenas of the Orlando Magic are back together, having kids and showing off their love for the world to see despite that pesky rumor that she’s the reason Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie divorced.
Laura hit up “The Autumn Joi Live Show with Famous Dave” on EliteDCRadio and spilled the details on her on-off relationship, if she’s a gold digger and why she keeps having kids.
ON GILBERT ARENAS
We are back together. Let me tell you something we got that… We got black, ghetto…it’s crazy, dangerous in love…we got it all.
ON HER 2-BEDROOM APARTMENT
No listen, let me tell you something, don’t get it twisted. We were in a place just for a short period of time. [People were like] “Oh my God, this is where she lives at?” Don’t get it twisted, come on y’all. I ain’t saying I’m a gold digger, but I ain’t messing with no broke n*gga.
ON HAVING KIDS WITH GILBERT
It’s funny because he asked me for some more and I was like “Listen, let’s take a break. We’ll go away a good five years and then we’ll get it back. We have four and the oldest is five. The one thing about Gilbert, although I met him almost ten years ago, I knew ten years ago he would be an amazing father. So that I pride myself on having [a man who is an] amazing dad. When people get angry, things happen, but it is what it is. At the end of the day he’s still an amazing father and he’s grown and matured a lot and I respect him so everything is good right now.
ON BEING CALLED A GOLD DIGGER
Well, at the end of the day I feel like people need to understand that I paid my dues. I’ve been with this dude before he even had any money. I remember there was a time we were both out eating cheeseburgers and I had to pay. So don’t get it twisted, that lasted for a long time and I loved him then and I love him now but I’m not going to defend that. At the end of the day, even if I was with another type of athlete or whatever the case may be, I’m always going to be classified [as a gold digger] but who has four kids with somebody, been with them ten years…it is what it is and speaks for its self. I don’t have to justify who I am or what I am.