Former American basketball coach and player Derek Fisher is a well-known name in National Basketball Association. Fisher has been a part of 18 seasons of NBA and spent the majority of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers with whom he has won five NBA Championships. The legendary basketball player has also served as the president of National Basketball Players Association.
The basketball phenomenon, Derek is engaged to the Basketball Wives LA cast member Gloria Govan. So what is the story behind this? Let's find out.
The former player and Gloria Govan have been dating since 2015. That means they have been dating for three years! Not much is known about how they met and got close but we do know that during a family gathering at their Los Angeles, Derek got down on one knee and asked his girlfriend Gloria to marry him which she replied by a resounding "YES!"
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Reportedly, Gloria was surrounded by her children and her nephew when Derek took her by surprise. It is said that the 7.5-carat engagement ring was made from Bony Levy and cost over $1 million. Love does make a man do crazy stuff.
Derek was previously married to Candace Fisher. The marriage took place in 2006 and ended in 2015. That means they parted ways after ten years of togetherness. The real reason for the split is somewhat of a blur but we do have some insight on the divorce.
Apparently, Derek blindsided Candace with divorce papers a month after the couple's tenth anniversary. Candace claims that he abandoned her and the kids but later, Derek said that he wanted the custody of their twins.
Gloria Govan has been in two relationships before meeting Derek Fisher. She was married to the American Basketball Player Matt Barnes. Their relationship lasted a year and they cut ties in 2014.
The divorce cost Matt hundreds of thousands of dollars as he had to pay spousal and child support. As of today, the two co-parent their children. Gloria also dated the American rapper Game.
Despite the bitter past, the two still find the strength to move forward and look forward to a brighter future. Undoubtedly, Matt and Gloria are a match made in heaven.