Matt Barnes took to social media over the weekend to address his split from Anansa Sims after things got extremely messy.
The former NBA baller and Beverly Johnson‘s daughter appeared to have split quietly and amicably earlier this month. But, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Matt took to Instagram on Saturday and let the world know how much he misses his son, Ashton, and mentioned he hopes he’s “allowed” to see him soon.
That’s when Anansa broke her silence and posted a meme that read:
When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will control the way others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth. Just like you did.
Anansa added the caption, “My kids see their father. I’m praying the Restraining Order protects me and keeps me safe. ??“
She has since deleted the post, but that didn’t stop the floodgates of rumors from saturating the streets of social media.
Everything from accusations of alleged cheating, threats, stalking, and harassment was hurled at Matt.
It prompted him to release a statement addressing his split from Anansa Sims as well as her restraining order against him.
Long story short, Matt claims things moved really fast with Anansa and when she became pregnant he “played house” with her in an effort to keep his son close to him.
As far as the restraining order is concerned, Matt says it came “out of the blue” while he was out of town. He also noted the uncanny timing of the order as their court hearing is quickly approaching.
Read his full (and now deleted) statement below:
Hopefully, Matt and Anansa will be able to work things out amicably before she ends up walking in Gloria Govan‘s shoes.