Matt Barnes spends some quality time bowling with his twins after winning custody battle against ex-wife Gloria Govan
Matt spent some quality time with his twins at a bowling alley and in between took time to tell fans what he thought of people using their children as paychecks.
After a difficult custody battle with ex-wife Gloria Govan, Matt Barnes who now has sole custody of his sons was spotted bonding with his children in a bowling alley. People reports that Barnes posted several videos on his Instagram stories of him and the kids enjoying themselves bowling. The videos, with his sons Carter and Isaiah, had the caption, “We are bowling with the bros, these guys swear they’re going to beat me,” and documented their match.
The little ones seemed to give Matt some tough competition during the game, but Barnes emerged victorious in the end when he outscored the twins by making two strikes. Since the twins lost, they were made to do push-ups. The fun didn't end at the bowling alley, Matt took his sons to a mini-golf course after.
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His Instagram stories took a serious turn when the NBA star turned the camera to himself and began talking about a "broken system" - a possible reference to his custody battle. He said, “I haven’t even looked at the comments and really seen what’s going on, but we have a broken system and we all know that It don’t cost $60,000, $50,000, $40,000, $20,000 to raise no children, we all know that. Most of these women are out here buying cars, bags, taking vacations off that child support money."
Matt didn't make it clear who or what he was talking about but he continued, "It’s sad that women these days use kids as paychecks. That’s partly our blame because our stupid asses get these women pregnant — but these are children, they’re not paychecks. A lot of these women out there use these kids for paychecks and we coming for y’all asses. I’m speaking from personal experience.” These comments seem to be directed at Govan but Barnes does not explicitly state her name.
Govan's rep has not released any official statement regarding Matt's comments on his Instagram story. Barnes and Govan split in 2014 after being married for two years. The divorce that followed was difficult and messy. The settlement finally reached a resolution in December 2016. After a drawn-out battle with Govan, including her being arrested for alleged child endangerment, a court hearing on Thursday finally granted the NBA player custody of his children. Barnes has also obtained a restraining order against his ex-wife for the duration of 18 months, though this order does not prevent her from meeting her children. Govan, now happens to be engaged to his ex-teammate, NBA veteran Derek Fisher.