About seven or eight years ago, long before Basketball Wives was a thing, I wrote a story for a magazine about Gilbert Arenas and his longtime girlfriend Laura Govan. During separate interviews with both of them, they talked—and even joked—about how many problems they had endured at the start of their relationship and about how, from time to time, those problems continued to give them issues.

It's 2015 now, and while Arenas and Govan are currently separated after going through a very messy separation last year, those problems haven't gone away. In fact, from the outside looking in, it appears as though they've gotten way worse for the former couple. They have four children together, so while they're no longer together, they're connected to one another forever, and they continue to bicker through social media.

Most recently, Arenas took to Instagram last night to blast his ex-fiancée—and to respond to all of the people out there who think he's a deadbeat dad. As Arenas has been known to do, he posted a lengthy caption on IG about how much financial support he has provided for his children before accusing Govan of spending the $20,000 that he gives her for child support every month on clothes for Instagram.

"She gets 20k to buy her self clothes for #IG for u fucks to hit the like button," he wrote.

You can read his entire message in the caption under the photo here:

 

I always read about what kind of dad I am but I've never posted about it so who's telling yall??let me guess the mother RIGHT im a Deadbeat??...well here yall go...I get my kids every #weds #everyotherweekend #jointcustody #nonannyAllme #cook #nomaid...I set up their college funds..each child has over 300k towards college..also they have their own personal bank accounts,I put 10k each bday...I get 20k a month for person spending I put 2k in each account like clockwork EVERY MONTH leaving me with 12k...I also pay for their private schooling,meals,clothes,shoes..house cars..I personally cover every aspect of my kids life....NOW the victim...she gets 20k a month but if u read what I do then ask urself what does she do with 20k...she has to feed the kids at home, pay for gas to get them to school and pay her phone bill andddddddd that's it....that's all she's responsible for in our kids lives....she gets 20k to buy her self clothes for #IG for u fucks to hit the like button.....I wasn't gonna leave my kids future in her hands...she has 2 million dollar closet but my kids look like their bums half the damn time they get posted and I'm the #Deadbeat....if I'm a #deadbeat and a bad father WHAT the fuck are the rest of the fathers called??? Yall can call me what u want but i bet yall want me as ur baby daddy smdh

A photo posted by @g.i.l.b.e.r.t.a.r.e.n.a.s on Sep 9, 2015 at 8:59pm PDT

Just in case Arenas deletes the IG photo, we'll paste the caption here as well:

I always read about what kind of dad I am but I've never posted about it so who's telling yall??let me guess the mother RIGHT im a Deadbeat??...well here yall go...I get my kids every #weds#everyotherweekend #jointcustody#nonannyAllme #cook #nomaid...I set up their college funds..each child has over 300k towards college..also they have their own personal bank accounts,I put 10k each bday...I get 20k a month for person spending I put 2k in each account like clockwork EVERY MONTH leaving me with 12k...I also pay for their private schooling,meals,clothes,shoes..house cars..I personally cover every aspect of my kids life....NOW the victim...she gets 20k a month but if u read what I do then ask urself what does she do with 20k...she has to feed the kids at home, pay for gas to get them to school and pay her phone bill andddddddd that's it....that's all she's responsible for in our kids lives....she gets 20k to buy her self clothes for #IG for u fucks to hit the like button.....I wasn't gonna leave my kids future in her hands...she has 2 million dollar closet but my kids look like their bums half the damn time they get posted and I'm the #Deadbeat....if I'm a#deadbeat and a bad father WHAT the fuck are the rest of the fathers called??? Yall can call me what u want but i bet yall want me as ur baby daddy smdh

Sadly, this has kind of become business as usual for Arenas and Govan. For the sake of their kids, let's hope they find a way to keep it off social media in the future.

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[via TMZ Sports]