Matthew Kelly Barnes, better known as Matt Barnes, is a former NBA player from the United States. On March 9, 1980, Matthew entered the world in Santa Clara. More so, he was considered for All-American, All-State, All-CIF, All-City, and All-League accolades across a number of sports. Barnes, on the other hand, prefers to operate as a small forward. The collegiate squad he played for was just one of many he played for during his career. He spent four years at UCLA and was a varsity athlete there.
Matt Barnes recently asked his girlfriend of five years, Anansa Sims, who is the daughter of the famous model Beverly Johnson, to marry him. Matt and Anansa have been dating for a few years. In this article, we’ll talk about Matt and Anansa’s relationship in detail.
Matt Proposed To His Long-Time Girlfriend: How The Couple Met
Since 2017, Anansa Slims has been dating former NBA player Matt Barnes. But it wasn’t that they started dating right away after the meeting. Both had known each other for a long time. Sims went to UCLA for a short time before moving to Buffalo, New York, to go to school at SUNY. When she was in Los Angeles at that time, she met Matt for the first time when he was playing basketball for the UCLA Bruins. Then, though, time and fate led them to different places. Matt had a great NBA career and married someone else while Slims worked as a model and ran a real estate business. David Patterson was the father of one of Anansa Sims’ children. But in 2017, she got a divorce from Patterson.
Matt and Anansa ran into each other again when they were both a little lost and looking for someone to start over with. They got along well with each other and decided to start a new life together. Soon after that, on December 7, 2018, their son Ashton Barnes was born. And on December 26, he proposed to her. Matt posted pictures of his proposal on Instagram (December 26). It looks like they proposed in front of their Christmas tree at home.
Who Is Anansa Slims?
Anansa Sims was born in New York City, New York, USA, on December 27, 1978. She was married to David Patterson in the past. She is the daughter of Danny Sims and Beverly Johnson. She has a daughter, Ava Brielle Patterson (born July 6, 2011), and two sons, David Bernard Patterson III (born November 6, 2012), and Dean Danny Benjamin Patterson (born June 20, 2014), with her ex-husband, David Patterson. She also has a son, Ashton Joseph Barnes (born December 8, 2018), with her boyfriend, Matt Barnes.
Details About Matt’s Previous Relationship
Before he started dating Anansa, Matt was married to Gloria Govan, an American model, and business owner. Their relationship didn’t last long, though, because they often argued and fought. In 2010, Matt was even arrested for allegedly hitting Gloria in the home. But he married her in 2011 and said he would never hurt her, but they got a divorce in 2014 because they couldn’t agree on anything.