Laura Govan Talks Jackie Christie, Bambi, Her Relationship With Sister Gloria & More

Contributing Writer Dec 19 12 8 Comments


Laura Govan was apart of a lot of the drama filing the Basketball Wives L.A. season that just ended. The reunion special shared a lot more about what happened over the season. Check out an interview with Laura as she discusses Jackie Christie, Bambi, her relationship with her sister Gloria, renaming the show and more.LAURA-GOVAN

So how are you feeling about the reunion, are you worried about anything in particular?

Maybe just if I fall asleep during it. Outside of that, no.

You and Gloria had your moments this season, what was it like to play out your relationship and reconciliation on TV?

I think it was a sister moment. I think that sisters go through things and we just happened to share that with the world and it played out the way it did, it was authentic, and it brought us closer together at that time. But we’ll always be sisters, it wouldn’t have made a difference. If somebody tried to jump on my sister, I still would have had her back regardless of if we talked or not, I’d have f—ed somebody up. I think we’re good now.

And you guys both became much closer to Brooke too.

I think timing is everything, the timing came together and we realized who was who and what was what. Real always comes together.

How did this season compare to last season for you?

This season was more like a group of girls who were like the United Nations of Benetton. We had a rapper, we had a groupie jumpoff, we had so many things going on that “Basketball Wives,” to me, wasn’t the appropriate title.

If you could rename the show, what would you call it?

The Crew.


What was your actual plan? Can you reveal that finally?

I think it was apparent on the show, I was just making her feel how she made me feel last year.

I was waiting for like, some end result though, for everything to culminate in one big moment.

No, the end was just, I was going to ride the train till the wheels fell off. Because you must understand that Jackie doesn’t change. She will always be the same person, which is crazy, and I didn’t know how it would play out, but I think it played out how it was supposed to and I liked it.

So what was it about your conversation with Chantel that really changed things?

First of all, I’d like to say again that Chantel reached out to me, I said that a hundred times on the show and they didn’t show it. When she reached out, at first I thought to be vindictive and evil and I was okay with that, I didn’t give a s— about consequences, if it meant hurting Jackie, I was fine with that/ But after meeting with Chantel, it changed my perception, it made me look at who I was and what I was doing. It wasn’t so much about meeting with her daughter because when she called me I was like “What does she want? The fruit don’t fall far from the tree.” I didn’t know what to expect. So for the most part I just listened and I just felt bad for her. It just changed how I felt.

Will it change how you are with Jackie? Where do you stand with her really?

We’re cool. We will always be cordial. If she got jumped in the club, would I help her? No. If she tripped and fell, would I pick her up? No. If I see her I’m definitely going to say hi and give her a hug.

Would you change your answer to the question you discussed with Bambi and Malaysia about how you’d react if she died?


Watching that scene were you trying to be funny or were you trying to hurt Jackie?

Yeah, I just thought it would hurt her. Everything I did was to hurt her. I didn’t give a s— how it came out, who told her, whatever. But I love how everybody says “Oh, she’s such a backstabber,” I love that, because at the end of the day, I’m the only one that kept it real, I was honest with everybody out staying out of my business, and I was honest with Jackie, I was talking s— in her face about her, and it’s funny how the ones who say I was fake were the ones running back and forth tattling and gossiping. It’s funny to see. I actually like that.

lauraI’ve noticed on Twitter that you and Imani tweet back and forth a lot, it’s nice to see that you maintained that friendship since last season.

Yeah! That’s my girl! I love Imani, I’ll always keep in touch with her. She was a big part of my life at one point.

Do you wish she was around this season?

I definitely wish they would have taken what was real in her life last year, as opposed to what they showed. I do wish she was here.


What’s your status with Bambi?

I don’t have a status with Bambi. When Bambi becomes a cast member, I will have a status with her. Until then, I don’t waste my time. I don’t even like to put me and her in the same sentence because we’re on two different levels. I don’t think about her.

Let’s talk about Jackie’s wedding — did you dress in drag to try to provoke her, or were you really just in the spirit of the event?

That was meaningful to me, I have a good time with things. So provoking isn’t right, provoking is way off. I entertain myself, I don’t care who likes it or who doesn’t.

Source: VH1 Blog

8 Comments to “Laura Govan Talks Jackie Christie, Bambi, Her Relationship With Sister Gloria & More”

  1. BALLER says:


  2. Kenya says:

    Laura is a very evil and disturbed person to me. I don’t understand her reasoning because it all just seems so twisted. Sure Jackie is sorta crazy. We all know that and Laura does too. She says that she knows this about Jackie but she still insists on antagonizing and manipulating Jackie. Crazy people are the last people that realize that they are crazy. This goes for both Laura and Jackie. Jackie is the type that has a good heart but just doesn’t know how to conduct herself amongst female friends. Laura knows better but just does evil things because she is just rotten to the core.

  3. Jacquie says:

    It’s sad that this woman a mother of four would stoop to such a low. She needs to be off the show and take care of her kids. I actually felt sorry for her when her man dumped her the first season and she moved back to LA with no home and living off of welfare. Her sister Gloria who is another wacko had this big mansion and didn’t even help her. Both of them are dead beats who are married to loosers. I feel sad for them both. If I hear Gloria talk about her and matt being great I am going to laugh. And Laura she is just sad really sad.

  4. Chiquita T. says:

    My reply to the post is I like Gloria and Laura. I believe they both need to pull together and support each other forever. Jackie is a bully to me she really did pick on Laura last season which was very wrong. Gloria is sweet as she wants to be and she really does not be in all of the drama on the show. Again, I have to say Bambi is so jealous of Gloria and I am so glad that she is not a cast on the show. Bambi and Jacke definitely need to be put off the show because they continue to gossip and start mess. Draya she’s another one she is so jealous of Brooke and I also feel Gloria need to get rid of Draya too but keep my girl Brooke because you guys are very cool with each other. I will always support Gloria, Laura, and Brooke they are so together cool people. GET RID OF THE BAMBI, JACKIE BITCH ASS AND DRAYA.

  5. daonenonlymimi says:

    if anybody needs to leave the show its laura and draya and have bambi and brooke as guest appearances because afterall it is called basketball wives!!!!!!! i was ok with gloria until she said on the reunion show that its because of her that there was even a show. im like who da fukc are you? when the show first aired she wasnt no basketball wife so she shouldnt have been on the show in the first place. i think everybody hates bambi bcuz she put gloria on blast about being a hoe. gloria even said it a couple of times on the show that she was doing her thang so if that aint a ho confessing then what is. case and point those two hispanic chicks needs to go start their own show since they are sooo on point with their shitt and let the real basketball wives be on the show or just change the title altogether

  6. Keeping it 00 REAL says:

    I was completely offended by bambi and brooke’s attire….especially bambi, since she receives all these “gifts”. She needs to be gifted new gums, clothes, and some hair. That big bitch is delusional if she thinks she’s gonna have a rap career #shimmerdat

  7. Tasha says:

    I usually don’t give my opinions but I just had to regarding your comment about Gloria. Uhmm, as she explained on the reunion show that it is a spin off in LA because of her. Why does that bother you??? Especially if its true. She moved to LA from Miami because of other reasons and they negotiated a reality show there. When she said it nobody said nothing but stayed tight lipped and made faces. I also defend the name of the show…she didnt make the name of the show, shes’s ju$t there to make a check like everyone else. None of the broads are married but a few but so what. Why everybody so wrapped up in the name of the show??? Just stay entertained and watch it. Geesh

  8. Tasha says:

    Right!!! She looked a hot azz mess. Looking like a beat down old drag queen and please stop smiling so hard showing all them gums. I don’t call her Bambi, I call her Gumbi…

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