After facing the painful divorce with Candace Fisher, former Los Angeles Laker and ex-New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher has moved forward in his life with someone special.
He is a father of four kids from his former relationship. His professional life is yet, an interesting one as he played for 18 seasons in the NBA winning five NBA championships.
Derek Fisher: Very Happy With Girlfriend Gloria Govan
Former Basketball Wives reality star Gloria is a mother of twin kids from her previous relationship.
Derek and Gloria together in an event
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In an interview with Bleacher Report, he said:
"My life has gotten easier over the last several months. because there was so much judgment made and assumption passed through this situation that people read about on me, my character and my integrity that isn't true. So it has made it easier for me to focus on me."
As his relationship with Gloria came out as a controversial topic, he further gave some explanations saying:
"If the worst thing someone has to say about me; is that I'm now going out with a woman who used to be married to this guy I worked with for a year six years ago…"
The couple has yet not decided to get married but let's hope for the best in days to come.
Derek Fisher, 43, and his girlfriend of three years Govan, 33, the Basketball Wives L.A. star finally engaged in April 2018. As per some reliable sources, Fisher popped up the question to his love during a family get-together at their Los Angeles-area home.
Gloria was out with her friends when Fisher managed to decorate the entire location with flower petals and candles. He dropped to his knee when she returned back home in front of friends and family.
Well, everyone is now waiting to see the gorgeous couple getting married in the following days.
Derek Fisher: His Married Life With Candice Fisher
Derek and Candace spent almost 10 years as husband and wife. The time span is obviously so long but their split was an unexpected one.
He married his former wife, Candace on 19 February 2005. The couple bears four kids twins Tatum Fisher and Drew Fisher, Marshall Fisher, and Chloe Fisher together.
He got himself very helpless when his daughter Tatum was diagnosed with a retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer.
"I didn’t know what that word meant. It wasn’t until I called the head athletic trainer … his reaction is what crystallized my reaction. I think I was still numb to the whole thing and when he reacted to hearing ‘retinoblastoma,’ that’s what ended up scaring me more than I’d ever been scared before."
Further, he added,
"It was so challenging to watch her suffer and go through all of the scans and the number of times they had to take her blood and find a vein for an IV. I felt helpless as a dad watching her be so uncomfortable and in so much pain. I felt like there should have been more I could do so she wouldn’t feel the pain and be in discomfort, but I knew it was something she had to go through to get cured. I felt like there should have been more I could do so she wouldn’t feel the pain and be in discomfort, but I knew it was something she had to go through to get cured."
The treatment is ongoing for more than 5 years and everyone is hoping for a positive response.
Former Couple Derek and Candace
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Former basketball star and his estranged wife destroyed the frozen embryo as a part of their divorce agreement as per documents in court. The embryo was initially preserved on ice in a California reproductive center.
Furthermore, Fisher has to pay $109,000 per month or $1.3 million a year instead as a spousal support and $15,000 a month in child support.
Fisher filed the divorce in the month of March 2015 stating some kind of irreconcilable differences. The former duo, however, celebrated their 10th anniversary just a month prior the divorce papers were filed in court.
Quick Facts about Derek Fisher
- Born on 9 August 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
- Studied at Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School in Little Rock.
- Attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for four years.
- Is the all-time NBA record holder in playoff games.
- Selected 24th in the 1996 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.
- Maintained himself as the Lakers' primary point guard in the 2002-03 season.
- Was the head coach of the New York Knicks till 2016 before being fired in his second season.
- Has an estimated net worth of $40 million.
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