Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas and fiance Laura Govan were photographed out shopping with their daughters in Calabasas, California on December 27, 2014.
Laura Govan, fiancee of former NBA star Gilbert Arenas, recently took to Instagram to post a very special birthday message to their daughter, Izela. The message, alongside a portrait collage of her favorite Izela photos, read:
“Happy Birthday Miss Izela Semaya … I was So Obsessed With My First Born, Today was the Day God Allowed Me to Become A Woman 2 My First Born. She Made Me Go from a Little Girl To A Woman … She Changed My Life @izelaarenas and I Will Forever Be Grateful to You Making Me an Amazing Mother …. I Was So In Love I Had Some One Make A Hand Painted Portrait of My favor Pics When She was a Few Months Old …. #HappyBirthdayBaby #IPrayYouHaveManyManyManyMoreBaby”
Despite a few messy, public, break-ups, Laura and Gilbert share four children and have been engaged for some time now. Gilbert played for the NBA from 2001-2010, nabbing the All-Star title three times, and Most Improved Player for the 2002-2003 season. He last played in China for the Shanghai Sharks, but has since retired altogether. He and Laura met while she was working for the Golden State Warriors, his first NBA team. When asked by Essence to define herself, Laura began with: “I’m a dedicated mom of four.” Laura also explained to Essence that she and Gilbert have moved passed the drama and are all about strengthening their family. “Now we’re better parents, and we’re taking the steps to make things better. Regardless of our past, we want our kids to see a good future,” she said.
See pictures from Izela’s birthday HERE.