The on-again/off-again relationship of Gilbert Arenas and his girlfriend/babymama Laura Govan played like a reality show, so it was probably inevitable that it would end up on television.

Govan has joined the cast of “Basketball Wives LA,” VH1’s spinoff of the hit series about the wives, girlfriends and exes of NBA players. Also on the show: Govan’s younger sister Gloria, who appeared on the first season and is long-term engaged to Matt Barnes of the Lakers.

“I just wanted to showcase a new chapter in my life,” Govan told us Monday. “A fresh start, a fresh outlook on life as a single mom.”

Not just any single mom: She gave birth just three weeks ago to son Aloni, her fourth child with Arenas. The two broke up six months ago (he was traded to Orlando, she went to L.A.) and are locked in a contentious child support case. Govan said she and Gilbert

“don’t communicate” but are working “for the best interests” of the children.


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