A couple of days ago, TMZ reported that Los Angeles Clippers star Matt Barnes and his reality star wifey Gloria Govan were on the outs over alleged “trust issues.”
It’s something we’ve come to expect from these celebrity relationships but the supposed reason behind the basketball breakup is loaded with struggle.
Seems the “trust issues” in Matt Barnes’ marriage may be coming to light … because his estranged wife Gloria Govan has been accused of forging the NBA star’s signature to take out a $150k loan … this according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports.
The woman behind the lawsuit is Nina Rawls — the widow of R&B legend Lou Rawls — who claims Gloria approached her back in March and asked to borrow $150k for a TV project produced by Gloria and Matt’s production company.
Rawls says she agreed — but the loan had to be repaid in full just 2 MONTHS later. According to the suit, May came and went … and Gloria (who stars on “Basketball Wives: LA”) never ponied up the dough.
Eventually, Nina says Gloria ADMITTED that she forged Matt’s signature on the loan docs in the first place. It’s unclear if Matt ever knew about the loan in the first place … but our sources tell us Barnes was completely in the dark about the alleged deal.
Now, Nina wants the full $150k back — plus damages.
We called Matt and Gloria’s reps for comment — so far no word back.
TMZ also found that the split is six weeks old now and Gloria hasn’t worn her wedding ring since August.
As you can see, he’s switched up his living situation as well.