This just in: According to a statement released by NBA player Matt Barnes through his publicist, the real reason he split from ex-girlfriend Gloria Govan is because she was cheating on him with a friend of his. Shit just got real.

The statement reads as follows:

"In May, Gloria and I decided to separate and in the best interest of her career, I foolishly agreed to portray that we were still together for the upcoming season off her show on VH1. As recently as August we decided to revisit a joint statement of our separation, but Gloria asked to delay making our separation public for the interest of her show. It is ironic now how Gloria is trying to manipulate the professional relationship between Eva Longoria and myself as the sole reason for our separation, when she knows we split up in May. The reason I broke my silence and released the separation statement a month ago, was due to her on going affair with a former friend of mine. Again, I wish her nothing but the best and I will continue to keep our children as my first priority."

Barnes announced his split from Govan last month, but didn't give any real reason for the break-up until now. As mentioned in the statement above, he was recently rumored to be hooking up with Eva Longoria, but both their reps quickly denied it.