American actress Laura Govan went through tough times after separating from her former partner and baby daddy, Gilbert Arenas. 

She was in a relationship with Gilbert Arenas from 2002 to 2014. She got engaged to her boyfriend in 2008.

From her 12 years relationship with Arenas, she has four children: two sons and two daughters. Her first child, a daughter named Izela Semaya Arenas, was born on December 24, 2005. Her second child, a son named Alijah Amani Arenas, was born when she was at the age of 27, on March 16, 2007.

She welcomed her third and fourth child, a son and then a daughter, on December 9, 2009, and June 1, 2011, respectively. Her second daughter is Hamiley Penny Arenas and her second son is Aloni Kianno Arenas.


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Controversies After Split With Fiancé

After Govan’s separation from her fiancé, the couple got tangled in controversies.

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She made an accusation against Arenas for transmitting STDs to her. An email where she detailed the indictment was published all over the media in 2016. Arenas filed a defamation lawsuit against Govan, and the duo had a rough battle in the court.

In October 2016, it was concluded that Govan circulated the email intentionally. Therefore, she was ordered to pay $110,110 to Arenas for emotional distress.

Gilbert Arenas reveals Laura Govan's loss of the court case. (Photo: Instagram)

Again, after a few months of losing the battle with her former partner, Govan accused Arenas of sleeping with her sister. The controversy took a long series of bafflement after Govan posted via Instagram the relationships between her former fiance and her sister. The accusation of STDs was also brought up. 

Therefore, her ex-fiance filed a case for defamation again in 2017. But he withdrew the case in December 2017.

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New Boyfriend

Govan moved on from all the controversies and started dating a new man. Though she kept his identity under the wraps, she revealed he was Moroccan in an interview with The Domenick Nati Show podcast in August 2018.

I like ‘em white! I have a boyfriend now...He’s actually Moroccan, but he’s white. He acts white and he looks white. Sometimes I’m like, ‘Damn! you’re hella white’ and we just laugh. I’m happy.”

In a 2020 Instagram post, she addressed her followers' questions about the age gap between them. She disclosed she called her boyfriend her "daddy." Replying to the followers that questioned the age gap between them, she wrote,

Some Ask If Hes My Son .... Naw, But Often I Call Him Daddy


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Laura Govan's Bio: Age, Net Worth

Laura Govan was born in Oakland, California, U.S.A, in 1979. Her nationality is American. Her father is of African descent, and her mother is of Mexican origin. So, the 41-years-old has mixed ethnicity.


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The American reality TV star played basketball in her high school exceptionally, for which she received a full-ride scholarship to New Mexico State University. While there, she earned her Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology and a B.A. in International Business.

Govan, 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m) in height, appears in commercials and reality shows. She has amassed a net worth of $200 thousand, as per Celebrity Net Worth.