NEW REPORT: Laura Govan Details Rocky Relationship With Gilbert Arenas, Talks His Million Dollar Spending Habits
Their relationship has been tumultuous at best, but now, Laura Govan and her ex-fiance Magic baller Gilbert Arenas look like they're done for good this time.
Laura, who claims Gilbert abandoned her and their kids in November, has filed a new report with her attorneys that details Gilbert's crazy spending habits, just how often he kicked her out of the house, miscarriages, her allowance, and more drama. Read on...
This ish just keeps getting messier. Last month, Laura Govan made claims that her baby daddy 3 times over--their fourth baby is due in June--Gilbert Arenas, packed up all his ish in his Great Falls, VA home as soon as he got traded from the Washington Wizards to the Orlando Magic, and got ghost without leaving her or the kids a dime, or a house to live in.
Now, Laura claims he's not only a deadbeat, but he had no problems spending his millions on things like shark tanks, pools, and other things to keep himself entertained. But he did give her an $8,000/month allowance. And supposedly only proposed to her because he felt bad for putting her out numerous times.
In 9 pages of "confidential" notes to her family law attorney, Laura detailed her and Gilbert's crazy relationship. How did these notes get out? Apparently they showed up in an unrelated case filed publicly by the L.A. Superior Court.
According to the Washington Post, Gilbert bought a $1 million dollar shark tank and pool, and told Laura he's not getting her a nanny because she had the kids, so she should care of them:
In confidential notes, Govan -- who is expecting her fourth child with Arenas -- describes fights where he repeatedly threw her out of the house, his profligate spending (including a shark tank/pool/grotto complex said to cost $1 million), lavish vacations and spending sprees at toy stores.
And yet they never had a nanny, Govan complains, according to the notes: "he would state 'you had them you watch them.' "
Their nine years together came to an end in November, shortly before Arenas was traded to the Orlando Magic and moved to Florida; Govan last month claimed through a rep that he had abandoned her and the kids, cutting off all communications and support.
But the notes -- which appear to be her version of their life together -- reveal lots of details about their relationship. Arenas, 29, and Govan, 31, first met in 2002, when she was coaching basketball at a Golden State Warriors camp. In addition to their three young children (the fourth is due in June), they went through other pregnancies that ended in miscarriages. Along the way, there were lots of break-ups and make-ups.
Some of the meeting notes confirm what Arenas himself shared on his popular, now-defunct blog: "I've done kicked her out of my house almost every weekend, yet she's still here and she still believes in me," he wrote in 2008 in a post describing his marriage proposal to her. The notes tell an almost identical story: "The reason he proposed to her is that he put her out of the house every other weekend since they met and she stays with him, so something must be working."
And she also detailed his lavish expenses and her allowance. Apparently she still wasn't happy with what Gilbert would give her and the kids:
There's a lot about how Arenas spent his money, based on her understanding of the household finances: "he states he makes 1.5 million per month," read the notes. Arenas lavished plenty on their Great Falls home, dropping $100,000 on landscaping, $5,000 a month for housekeepers, $675 "per car" washing, and $1 million for his backyard pool and grotto. His sharks are expensive: $5,000 a month to feed them and $1,500 for a keeper to drive from Columbus to take care of them.
He was extravagant when it came to toys for the children -- ages 5, 4 and 2 -- buying a $60,000 train set and an $8,000 toy Mercedes-Benz electric car, and dropping between $30,000 and $40,000 during a shopping spree at FAO Schwartz. (Arenas also told this story on the blog, but didn't divulge the amount of money spent.)
The notes say Arenas gave Govan $8,000 a month for expenses; more than half went to pay the mortgage on a home she owns in California, and the rest went for groceries ($500-$600 a week from Peapod), doctors, classes and other expenses for the children.
Two weeks ago, a pregnant Laura reportedly moved herself and the kids back to Cali. Womp.