Laura Govan | Biography

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  • Full Name Laura Govan
  • Birth Date Sep 21, 1979
  • Age 44 Years, 7 Months
  • Ethnicity Mixed-Ethnicity
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Oakland, California, USA
  • Zodiac Sign Virgo
  • Occupation Reality Star
  • Sisters Gloria and Lonnie Govan
  • University New Mexico State University
  • Education B.A. in International Business & Sports Psychology
  • Relationship Status In a Relationship
  • Boyfriend Identity Not Disclosed
  • Net Worth $1 Million
Reality Star of 'Basketball Wives: L.A.'

Laura Govan | Biography

Sports Psychologist

Laura Govan is an American television personality and former fiancee of NBA star Gilbert Arenas. 

Who is Laura Govan?

Laura Govan was born on 21 September 1979 in Oakland, California. She grew up with two sisters, Gloria and Lonnie, in a mixed-ethnicity family.

She went through an accident at the age of seven, leaving her in three months coma. After waking up, she had to re-learn all the basic skills of walking and talking. Nevertheless, she grew up to become an athlete. 

Govan played basketball in high school and received a sports scholarship to the New Mexico State University. She studied B.A. in International Business and got a master's degree in Sports Psychology. 

After college, she was offered a promising coaching career, but she had to reject them because of her pregnancy. She later recalled that she also dropped her plans to complete a Ph.D. for the same reason. 

Govan first appeared on Basketball Wives: L.A. in 2011. She was then in a relationship with the NBA star Gilbert Arenas and engaged since 2008. She became popular for her performance on the show. Her sister Gloria also joined the show's cast after getting married to NBA player Matt Barnes. 

Former Fiancee, Law Suit, and Children

Govan and Gilbert Arenas started their relationship in 2002. She was working for the Golden State Warriors, where he was a player. They got engaged in 2008 and announced their separation in 2014.

They had four kids together. She gave birth to their first child, Izela Semaya, on 24 December 2005. Then their second child, Alijah Amani, was born on 16 March 2007, the third child Aloni Kianno was born on 9 December 2009, and the fourth Hamiley Penny, was born on 1 June 2011. 

In 2016, Govan circulated an email alleging that Arenas admitted to transferring him STD. After the email surfaced in media outlets, Arenas filed a defamation lawsuit against her claiming that they were false. 

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On the settlement of the suit, Govan was asked by the court to compensate over $100k, adjudicating that she circulated the information to defame him. After the incident, Arenas conducted interviews and appeared on media, where he claimed that she had created a dent in his career from the wrongful allegations. 

After that, in 2017, Govan began claiming that Arenas cheated on her by sleeping with her sister Gloria. He claimed that the incident occurred in 2001 before they were together and filed another suit. However, he withdrew that suit later.  

Relationship with sister Gloria

After the allegations against her sister Gloria, Govan kept her distance. However, in the 2018 podcast interview with The Domenick Nati Show, she disclosed that they do not have a sibling relationship but have remained to become civil for their children, who are close with each other.  

"We really don't have much of a sister relationship. But here's how we work, we keep it really tight for our children. Our kids play together all the time. They love each other. I think we'll keep it at that, for the meantime," reported Foxync.

Laura Govan's Current Boyfriend

After the allegations and suits, in 2018, Govan announced that she was in a relationship with a Dominican man. Hollywood Mask reported that in a podcast, she said her new beau was Dominican and younger than her.  

Laura Govan With New Boyfriend In 2020
Laura Govan With New Boyfriend In 2020. (Photo: Instagram)

Net Worth

According to celebrity net worth, Govan has an accumulated $1 million. 

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