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In case you haven’t already heard, the world saw one of the most incredible and graceful skier’s smash a hill in a meteor-like fashion. After being told there is a 100% chance of her rupturing her ACL upon landing, Laura Govan defied all odds, hitting the top of the mountain on one foot with zero practice.

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It seems that television watchers cannot get enough of reality TV. You have Little Women of Atlanta, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Basketball Wives and more. Well, one thing is certain is that many things that used to be private among celebrities and their families are not being hashed on before a national audience. One wife that has definitely made her rounds on Reality TV is the gorgeous Laura Govan, the estranged wife of former NBA star Gilbert Arenas. The many troubles between Govan and Arenas have been openly chronicled on the show and in the media. LAURA GOVAN: One thing is that I’m a dedicated mom of four. I’ve played basketball all my life. I coached on a college level and I attempted to play overseas, but I was injured. It was time for basketball to end for me. I worked for the Golden State Warriors, which is where I met Gilbert [Arenas], my fiancé. Then I got my masters in Sports Psychology. I was in a masters PhD program but I started having children so I stopped. I’ve had four kids in five years. My youngest is three months old.

GOVAN: Yes, we are, and we plan to get married soon. When and where, I don’t know yet. I feel like we’re already married though, ten years, four kids later. People say he’s a mess, and I’m a mess. You know what, we’re each other’s messes. Everybody has breakup and make-up moments. It just so happens that ours is out in the public. You learn to grow. At this point in our lives Gilbert and I have been there, done that; the drama, the chaos. We’re older now, and we’re more mature. Now we’re better parents, and we’re taking the steps to make things better. Regardless of our past, we want our kids to see a good future. GOVAN: I think it’s horrible. We look uneducated… it was just a really bad look. I feel bad because when you get to know her she’s a good person. On her side, it was a defense situation, and on my end, I was just going through a lot and she happened to push the wrong buttons that day. I feel like had it not been her that provoked me, it might have been someone else. As soon as the altercation ended, there was a little boy there, and I saw my son in him. I just started balling. That’s when I thought, ‘you know what, I need to go see a counselor.’ I need to start taking steps to take care of myself. For the past five years I’ve had baby after baby. People ask me, ‘do you have postpartum depression?’ I don’t even know what that is. Then the chaos with Gilbert… it’s just been a very chaotic time. (Source: www.essence.com)

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Surprisingly, when asked about the criticism that the show receives, she responded by saying that she agrees with it to a certain extent. She revealed that the producers of the show do what is necessary to create an environment to give the fans what they want. She admitted that it was pretty sad that people would get enjoyment out of seeing women fight, referring to her fight with Malaysia on the first episode of Basketball Wives: L.A. She recalls how embarrassed she was by being in that fight, and says that Malaysia is actually a good person.

Many people view the wives of professional athletes as dumb women who are looking for a free ride, or for a lack of a better term – gold diggers. Well, as it turns out, Laura has a Master’s degree in Sports Psychology and was pursuing her doctorate when she begin having children, so she stopped the pursuit of her academic career to be a mother. Well, once she started having children, she did not stop. She has birthed four children in five years. (Source: tvovermind.com)

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It is not surprising that a person like Gilbert Arenas would not want the mother of his children on a reality show where the women are consistently airing their dirty laundry. It seems that Gilbert may have had good reason not to want Laura on the show. She has accused him of abandoning her, among numerous other accusations. There was a time that the drama between Laura and Gilbert was the talk of the tabloids. It seems that television watchers cannot get enough of reality TV. You have Little Women of Atlanta, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Basketball Wives and more. Well, one thing is certain is that many things that used to be private among celebrities and their families are not being hashed on before a national audience. One wife that has definitely made her rounds on Reality TV is the gorgeous Laura Govan, the estranged wife of former NBA star Gilbert Arenas. The many troubles between Govan and Arenas have been openly chronicled on the show and in the media.

LAURA GOVAN: One thing is that I’m a dedicated mom of four. I’ve played basketball all my life. I coached on a college level and I attempted to play overseas, but I was injured. It was time for basketball to end for me. I worked for the Golden State Warriors, which is where I met Gilbert [Arenas], my fiancé. Then I got my masters in Sports Psychology. I was in a masters PhD program but I started having children so I stopped. I’ve had four kids in five years. My youngest is three months old. A Google search of Laura Govan’s name turns up hundreds of entries about her rocky relationship with NBA star Gilbert Arenas. From her accusing him of abandoning her, to him trying to stop her from starring in “Basketball Wives: L.A.,” at one point their drama was all everyone was talking about. Now the “BBW” star says she’s ready to tell her side of the story. (Source: www.essence.com)

 

 

 

 

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