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GILBERT ARENAS AND FIANCEE TO WELCOME A BABY IN DECEMBER

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NBA star Gilbert Arenas is expecting his third child this winter. Gilbert and his fiancée Laura Govan(pictured) are expecting a baby girl due on December  24th. Last weekend, Laura was surprised with a baby shower which was attended by her closest friends and family members.

Gilbert, 27, and his wife-to-be, 30, have been together eight years and have two children: daughter Izela, 3, and son Alijah, 2. Laura says that Gilbert is very good with his kids.

“Gilbert takes the night shift,” said his fiancee. “He’s so diligent when he’s home — takes the kids to school in the morning, picks them up after practice, changes diapers. He’s amazing.”

Although she is now engaged to the Washington Wizards’ player, Laura says that she is in no hurry to marry.

“We’re just comfortable,” she said. “I love the fact that we’ve grown up together. I watched him grow from a boy to a man. I feel like we’re married already. We’re not in a rush. I’m not going anywhere, he’s not going anywhere.”

Trivia: Did you know that Gilbert is of Cuban and African descent?

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  1. This chick just got caught cheating with Shaq and she’s friends with Shaunie (was friends). I doubt if Gilbert will be marrying her now.

  2. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!HE AINT GOING NOWHERE…HE LEFT AFEW TIMES..ARENA HIS SELF SAID IN THE WASHINTON POST I HVE KICKED HER OUT A FEW TIMES OUT OF MY HOUSE AND SHE IS STILLBY MY SIDE..THATS LOVE PPL..LOL

  3. I’m confused. My wife is friends with someone else claiming to be Gilbert Arenas wife. Her name is Carla. Can someone tell me, does he have two separate families or an imposter?

  4. I’d bet TEN THOUSAND!.. that if that man asked her to marry him tonight, she’d have the final draft of her wedding vows typed and printed by tomorrow morning!!

    Women kill me going along with whatever a man says, compromising their own happiness & beliefs, out of fear of loosing the man. Some even to the extent of allowing themselves to become brainwashed. It truly is sad.

    To all of those who justify situations such as these, I pray that you seek and develop a deep relationship with God. In doing so you will not allow yourselves to be so quickly deceived. Deception is the work of the devil. Marriage is a union between God, man, & woman. Marriage is blessed IF & ONLY IF, you wait on God to join you with whom HE has chosen & prepared for you on HIS time! Not you doing whatever you want to do, whenever, & with whoever you want to do it with! Then people wonder why so many marriages fail! However that, is another issue all together and it’s evident from this very thread & the arguments therein, that many people are truly not ready for that one!

  5. This is part of the Story about Gilbert Arenas in 2006,

    Basically dont get Laura mad!

    ‘I’m always in the middle of life’s problems’

    Laura Govan lives in a new, 7,000-square-foot home in Northern Virginia that Arenas purchased for her and their 10-month-old daughter, Izela Semaya, whom Gilbert calls “Iza” and “Cheyla.” His place is about a three-minute drive away.

    They met about five years ago, as he was emerging as the best player on the Golden State Warriors. Half African American, a quarter of Mexican and Hawaiian extraction from her mother’s side, Govan is an attractive 27-year-old, 2 1/2 years older than Arenas. She grew up in a prominent family of nine in the affluent Bay Area community of Orinda.

    They dated for about two years, but slowly grew apart after Arenas signed a six-year, $65 million contract with the Wizards in the summer of 2003 and moved to Washington. She was working in the public relations department of the Sacramento Kings at the time after having worked briefly for Los Angeles Lakers star Shaquille O’Neal.

    Such was the on-and-off nature of their relationship that Arenas was surprised last year when he learned Govan was carrying his child. But Arenas, having secured permission to quietly leave the Wizards during a Western Conference road swing, was on hand in the birthing room in Oakland last Christmas Eve when Govan gave birth to their daughter.

    Within weeks, though, Arenas and Govan were arguing over issues of custody, paternity and the fragile state of their relationship. Govan hired an aggressive Bay Area law firm, which threatened to embarrass Arenas by serving him with a paternity suit on national television during a game in Sacramento on March 28.

    Arenas was advised by his attorney to avoid being served a subpoena in the state at all costs, noting that he could suffer a severe personal loss of wealth because of California laws governing paternity and child support.

  6. It doesn’t appear that she is very smart. In a flash this man could be hospitalized. She is not his next of kin. Someone else (mother, father, brother) would make critical decisions on his behalf since his children are minors. In the event of death, she would not be executor of his estate and she would not be eligible for social security benefits, claim to body/funeral arrangements, etc. If he leaves no living will and final will it would be a mess for her and her children.

    Often times women and men forget about the legalities of marriage. Who decides critical medical care – mother/father/sibling or the 8 year fiancee/baby momma/daddy? Although common law can come into play after death, who wants to wait for a tragedy to realize they should have legalized the union.

    Don’t wait for an emergency to see just how much your future in-laws like or dislike you.

  7. You women are so sad, it’s funny. What difference is getting married going to make? They are together. As long as a man is
    taking care of his children, emotionally and financially the west can fall back.

    Marriage fails. End of story.

    • It makes alot of difference, because if Gilbert dies tommorow his father and kids get access to his estate, not Laura. She couldn’t even sign his death certificate. So by having all of those kids, still under the age of 18, and not being able to have access to his money legally, she’s up the creek.

      Since she doesnt work, she must be getting some kind of allowance from him to pay for her condo that’s in her name in San Ramon, CA, it was purchased on Sept 25, 2006. Rememeber he bought a house in VA for her to move into with the daughter in 2006. Less than 6 months she was pregnant with baby #2.

      So clearly she’s not taking any precautions on getting pregnant. She must like that child birth PAIN… to pop 3 kids out in 4 years.

      Lastly, the article said that they have been dating for 8 years. Gilbert’s been in the NBA that long, and I know he had another girlfriend name Rabena that use to live with him 2001-2003 at Golden State.

      • I think his estate SHOULD go to his father and his kids.
        As a mother, I would Be more concerned with my kids getting
        his money than myself. I am woman Enough to take care of
        myself. That’s just being money hungry if the only reason
        You can think of to get married is so that you will be secure financially.

        Please. I’d rather be single and happy. Getting married isn’t
        going to enrich a Relationship. It’s not going to make the man stay or the woman stay.

        It doesn’t change anything. As long as my children’s kids is
        taking care of them,Spending time with them, whether he is with
        ME OR NOT, I am happy.

        I don’t need a legal agreement aka marriage for that.

    • To be quite honest, I don’t want him to ever marry her. Let it hit her. I really think she was after him because he was in the NBA anyway.

      • Dee: Laura has been w him since b4 the NBA. So u do u say she is only w him 4 his $?

        Just as Savannah was w Lebron since high school b4 he got his NBA $.

        • they were not together before the nba get your facts straight, they met while he was laying at golden state. she is somebody’s daughter in the office.
          the have a strained past in between kids aND BEFORE KIDS.

    • As women we often put our personal needs and desires on hold for our families. Once we start having babies our careers, educations and other aspects of life are put on the back burner so that we can raise our children and provide them with a loving and happy home.

      Which leaves the men to bring in the money. Now if your married and your marriage fails your entitled to something. Part of his 401K, part of your savings, part of your investments, part of the property that you shared. As a girlfriend you aren’t.

      Heaven forbid that something happens to the kids father. Where does that leave the mother? As his wife everything is hers. When Biggie passed who got paid? As his child’s mother you aren’t entitled to a damn thing. Yeah you would get a check for your kids but that’s it. Then you’ll at the mercy of the courts.

      As a father I don’t think that men understand the women carrying your child can up and walk outta your life and move to other country. Guess what the father is outta luck he has no say so because he has no legal rights. Now if you’re married they ask in the divorce papers if the wife is pregnant.

    • said the single woman …

      Tell me, if a woman’s boyfriend is in an accident and medical decisions need to be made for his care who makes those decisions? I don’t know who makes the decisions, but I know who doesn’t, that would be his girlfriend/baby momma/random person he is sleeping with.

      Now, a man has a wife and a girlfriend. The man buys a home where his girfriend lives and he also buys a home where he and his wife live. In the event of the mans death, which woman will put the other woman out of the home she was living in and now has two homes?

  8. Marriage is just a piece of paper? Wow! You know, it doesn’t matter what facts you bring to the table or what statistics may hold true, there will alway be the “marriage is only a piece of paper” crowd. Well at least that’s more than you get from shacking up or playing house.

    I stated in a post this week that, no, marriage is not a guarantee that “all will be well” because there are really no guarantees in life except death; HOWEVER, there is no denying that marriage is USUALLY the best way to go. It’s been proven. Again, LOOK AT THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND TELL ME WHERE WE ARE IMPROVING as it relates to the amount of children born out of wedlock. IT IS NOT WORKING. Marriage is not a dirty word.

    We are told to eat right, diet, exercise, wear our seat belts. Why? Because it increases our chances for better health and long life. Now if we do these things, is it a guarantee that we will automatically live long? No, but it cutes down the risk of bringing on an unhealthy lifestyle. Same with marriage. No, all marriages do not work, there are divorces, and fathers walk out on their children, BUT, it has been proven time and time again that children and commuities fare better in households where there is a husband and wife. Look it up and research and you’ll know that marriage is more than a piece of paper. People don’t like to hear that for some reason.

  9. Chick gets pregnant ever other year since 2005. She’s not in a rush to marry because she will be paid in child support if he does want to be with her anymore. That’s why she stated he’s not going anywhere. Cheaper to keep her with 3 kids on a 100 million dollar/6 yr contract.

  10. “I feel like we’re married already. We’re not in a rush.”

    Two diametrically opposed sentences. Which one is it? If you feel like you are married already, then why are you in no rush to do what you already “feel like”? I call bullsh*t. I could buy if you said you do not believe in the institute of marriage, but you are in no rush to get to where you already feel you are????? That makes no sense. She is just saying this because either 1) she does not want to seem over eager and have him break stride and/or 2) he is the one who is really not ready to give up all that goes with not being “officially” married and she is trying to save face. Nope, not buying it.

  11. It’s ridiculous how a woman can play house, but not be woman enough to get her house in order. If you’re with a man for 8 years but never marry, it all comes down to that fact that you were good enough to lay with but not to stay with…

    Children are always watching and one day they will want to know why daddy never married mommy.

    A ring is a symbolic representation as well as an outward manifestation of the commitment and reciprocated love between two people. Marriage is a God-ordained union– NOT just a piece of paper. If you walk into a marriage with the mindset that it is just a piece of paper, how quickly will it dissolve. Moreover, I’m certainly not buying the ‘don’t fix what ain’t broke’ ordeal. Yes she’s comfortable and sees no rush now, but comfort begets compromise. Sometimes comfort is a dangerous place to be when you’re unmarried because then you’ll start to settle.

    Sophomore year of college I took a sociology course– married people live longer than their single friends. One more reason for you single ladies to put a ring on it.

  12. marriage is the magic word, If he don’t wife her up she gets nothing. I guess with all that child support he would have to pay, She’s right neither one of them are going anywhere anytime soon.

  13. Huh? Honey, marrying a man in a month after meeting him like Lisa Wu-Hartwell is a rush, but dating a man for 8 yrs?! The rush been over! She has 3 kids for this man and they are probably living together in his home. They should’ve been married! And for those who think marriage is just a piece of paper, if something was to happen to this man today or tomorrow, she would not be entitled to anything!

    • Excatly, you hit the hammer rite on the nail. You living with this man, having sex with him, giving him heirs, cooking for him and his kids, cleaning up after him, making him happy when he sad, listening to his thoughts and feels. Basically doing everything a wife does for her husband with out the official stamp. its like being a volunteer. U get none of the rewards or benefits.

      • I agree with you, Dashayna, except that I would call it being more like a slave as opposed to being a volunteer.

        Is it just me or does she look trannyish in this picture? She’s just aging along with this man and with no real benefits. There’s more to life than this.

        • She does look way older than 3O.Gilbert has been with cutier more younger lookin chicks since he’s been in DC. This girl is painting this image that everything has been peachy back in O6,the Washington Post did a story on Gilbert, it mentioned that she tried to have him served paternity papers by her lawyer at a game in CA. Gilbert was dodging this chick for months. The Wizards Organization kept this from the press. Later after the season was through, he has a blood test done.

          • Wait were is the ring, this is his fiancee and she isn’t wearing a ring? yea engage my @$$

      • this chick is no volunteer. she gets paid well to have his children. laura and savannah are living a luxuriating lifestyle without the ring.

    • You are so right he would be paying child support and nothing else. I bet you she doesn’t even work (she been pregnant the last 3 years) If they break up she wouldn’t be entitled to anything…no retirement fund, no health care, no home I mean nothing. Playing the role of wife without any of the benefits.

      Who knows maybe that got an understanding and he’s funding her bank account. If she’s smart she will be putting that money away like Shaq’s wife was doing…lol

    • @ Toni A: Lisa married Ed after 1 month? U sure?
      Laura/Gilbert dated for FIVE YEARS. Now they ‘re having kids (notice the kids are 2yrs & 1yr). WHY SHOULD THEY BE MARRIED?

      Marriage is jsut a piece of paper. If ppl cared they would act like it. The hetero divorce rate is huge in the US, yet they wont let homos get married!

      Im sure that Gilbert has a legal document taking care of Laura. & even if he doesnt, since she as 2 kids sooon 2 be 3, she is taken care of. So she is entitled to much things!

  14. Because Clarissa marriage is not always the solution. If its not broken don’t fix it. I wish I would have known what I know now then I would not have made the mistake of getting married. I was also with my husband 8 yrs before we decided to get married worst mistake ever.

  15. She never said they didn’t want to get married. She clearly stated that they were in no rush. And also, like she said they are comfortable with their situation…and that’s all that matters. That doesn’t mean it has to be something wrong. Everybody has their own opinions as far as marriage goes. And as crazy as this may seem to some, not everybody wants to be married. Whether it’s morally wrong or not. Maybe thats how they are.

  16. After being together for 8 yrs and having three kids back to back and she doesn’t want to marry him yet…hmm Something is definitely not right!!

    • What does marriage proves to these young ghetto millionaires ? Why got married if you are going to divorce within 2 years ?

    • There is nothing wrong. Marriage is JUST a piece of paper. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. I just read that there r 1 million kids that have to deal with divorce a year!!! So why rush into something and mess it up!!! People kill with this marriage bullcrap!!!

      • If people would be more socially responsible and stop ‘playing house’ this whole ‘marriage is overrated’ fad would quickly disappear. There is no need to live with someone or date for more than a year if you don’t intend on a long term commitment.

        Single parent homes are not just a popular trend they are the result of a lackluster attitude about marriage and it is getting worse by the day.

        As a people, blacks complain about the lack of fathers in the household and the rising level of deliquency among our youth. It is time to give a better example and step up and show society black marriages work and being a baby mama is not a glorious profession.

        Wake up and set a standard for yourself. 3 kids and 8 years for what? You could’ve have grown a marriage the same way. It is a commitment and a process. Quit perpetuating the senselessness and selfishness of playing house. Quit making it a family tradition.

        If marriage isn’t for you, be more responsible with your sex and stop procreating in an effort to sustain relationships. There is no such thing as an ‘oops’ baby. You are either planning to get pregnant or planning to prevent pregnancy and seeing that no contraceptive device is 100% accurate you need to have a plan b,c,d,e,f,g… available.

        No marriage does not always work, but if you set the standard and the example then maybe we, as a society, could change things for the next generation. It’s time to end this ‘me’ mentality and do only what feels good, we are responsible for the generations that come after us as the generations before us were responsible for us.

        Everything is not perfect, but it should not stop us from pursuing perfection.

        • Beautifully said TC. People have to stop making excuses and be responsible adults. Both Parties should want to set an example for their children. Marriage is not just a “piece of paper” as many have put it. Marriage has become so casual these days. As a black woman I know that I am worth more than just playing house with someone.

          I want to be able to show my children and any other children that do look up to me, that I am worth something and they are too! I am really disappointed at many atheletes such as Lebron James, that live with a woman, have babies by the woman, and not go all the way and take vows before God to make it official. What better way is there to express your love for someone! People lets do better please.

          • @ TC : Who says they are playing house? After 8yrs together I think they are committed.

            Just bc they havent married & that upsets you, that is YOUR problem. If they want to marry they will.

            They dont need to be ‘socially responsible’, their responsibility is to their CHILD.

            Look @ Michael Jordan. He got Juanita pregnant, married her, had 2 more kids. They were married 15yrs & all the time he cheated on her. But they were married, so by your standards it was ok?

            There is no complaint here about a lack of Dad. Gilbert is present, active, & in his kids lives.

            Yes the kids back to back does seem weird. But they dated for 5yrs before the kids, so it seems Laura isnt trying to trap Gilbert.

          • BC: MARRIAGE IS JUST A PIECE OF PAPER.
            If it wasnt ppl wouldbt be getting married while drunk in vegas, only 2 have it annuled 2 wks later!

            Go b4 God? What if u dont believe in God?
            In biblical times a lady & man would live together & have kids, which is what Laura/Gilbert & Savannah/Lebron are doing.

            While I dont think ppl should be having kids all over the place, Laura/Gilbert dated for 5yrs so they are commited.

            Why must they marry? To appease who, You? YOU DONT MATTER?
            Laura/Gilbert are 100% devoted to their kids & each other. That is enough for them, so we all need to fall back.

            Michael Jordan was married but still repeatedly cheated on his wife Juanita & their 3 kids.

            Perhaps Savannah/Lebron & Laura/Gilbert are waiting for themselves to br truly 100% mature.
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            Beautifully said TC. People have to stop making excuses and be responsible adults. Both Parties should want to set an example for their children. Marriage is not just a “piece of paper” as many have put it. Marriage has become so casual these days. As a black woman I know that I am worth more than just playing house with someone.

            I want to be able to show my children and any other children that do look up to me, that I am worth something and they are too! I am really disappointed at many atheletes such as Lebron James, that live with a woman, have babies by the woman, and not go all the way and take vows before God to make it official. What better way is there to express your love for someone! People lets do better please.

        • Why u think she said he’s not going anywhere. The girl obviously hasn’t been taking birth control.she’s clearly using his financial status to lock him down with 3 babies.so he’s not going anywhere when it comes to taking care of her none working butt.she can play up that relationship all she wants,but if those kids weren’t in the picture she wouldn’t be either.

        • Good job TC! We make too many excuses. I have been married for 29 years, and let me tell you, it takes work! In this quick fast and in a hurry society we live in, nobody wants to take time to make things work..it is a shame these chicks having these babies by these jocks and actually expecting them to “do the right thing” come on give me a break..you get what you put into those relationships….broken heart, neglected children, and dysfunctional lives…

      • Marriage is not just a PIECE OF PAPER. That is the problem with this world now, people do not take marriage seriously. It is a bonded commitment before God. Now, I do agree do not rush into it….but let’s talk about the other MILLIONS of kids growing up single parents. She is with him, now but the problem is people having all these kids and not being married to the father. (And yes, before someone comments I see that in this particular case, they are engaged)

      • @ Shaquna –Marriage is not just a PIECE OF PAPER. That is the problem with this world now, people do not take marriage seriously. It is a bonded commiment before God. Now, I do agree do not rush into it….but let’s talk about the other MILLIONS of kids growing up single parents. She is with him, now but the problem is people having all these kids and not being married to the father. (And yes, before someone comments I see that in this particular case, they are engaged)

      • um,,,Shaq, must not be married. Don’t knock it till you have done it right! It is a better thing for children, but only if both parents are mature and put the children before their own selfish needs.Peace

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