Anansa Sims and Matt Barnes

Former NBA star Matt Barnes and his live-in girlfriend, plus-size model Anansa Sims, welcomed their first child together, a boy named Ashton Joseph Barnes.

Barnes, 38, announced his 3rd son's birth on Instagram.com on Saturday, Dec. 8.

"Just in time for the Holidays ... Ashton Joseph Barnes aka "AJ" 8lbs 13oz 22.5 inches @anansasims #ThreeKings".

Many of Barnes's social media followers remarked that little AJ will grow up to be tall like his 6 ft 7 in. father.

Barnes has primary custody of his 10-year-old twin boys Carter and Isiah, whom he refers to individually as "their" to avoid using masculine pronouns "he" or "his" in liberal California.

A judge recently lowered Barnes's child support to reality star Gloria Govan from $20,000 to $7,500 a month. The judge ruled that Barnes was not required to pay Govan $10,000 per child a month, since he no longer makes a living playing professional basketball.

Anansa Sims and Beverly Johnson

Sims, 39, is the daughter of former supermodel Beverly Johnson, right, and the late music producer Danny Sims. She will celebrate her 40th birthday on Dec. 27.

Sims has 3 minor children, ages 5 to 7, from her 7 year marriage to David Patterson, which ended in divorce in 2017.

Barnes was drafted in 2002 by the Memphis Grizzlies and traded to the Golden State Warriors in 2006. He returned to the NBA champion Warriors in 2017 to play his final season.
 

Photos by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

  • ohdearme

    Now THAT'S a baby! All of my children were 8 pounds or more, those tiny babies that you see these entertainers with boggle the mind. Congrats to the family!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Baby has a regular name ?? Now he can mind his own business congrats ?

  • KcoolMuziq

    That's SIX kids! He has his own Brady Bunch now.

  • pure_rachet

    Whelp.... another white baby. I bet Govan big mad.

  • Fire & Ice

    Congrats to them! She's a beautiful lady.

  • tintin

    Gloria is so pissed right now.

  • SpiceGirl

    With a capital P

  • Meme

    White baby where? 90% if not most black babies born looking like this no?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    True. And although the mom is black, the father is biracial, so it's not a surprise that the baby came out light.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I'm confused.

    I thought he had physical custody of the twins so why is he paying her child support?

  • pure_rachet

    Do you know anyone black named Ashton? Stop trolling and get some common sense.

  • T3

    Exactly what I was thinking as I read that.

  • xenaD

    I do.. personally

  • xenaD

    I used to love him.. and as of lately I’m starting to ? again.. I liked him as a magic lol

  • xenaD

    Exactly! Maybe it’s included in the alimony.. idk how any of this works lordt ??

  • Lady_Elle

    Ashton is a cutie!
    Congrats to the couple!

  • Meme

    Oh ok my bad didnt even see the name no need to be so aggressive b, im sure im not the only one who made that mistake

  • bemetoo

    Wait ole girl got a 5,6 and7 year old she wasn’t playing like right after she divorced she started fawking some meaning more than one ? and took the most expensive one and got pregnant girl you a smart whore

  • Meme

    Oh and by the by there are a few black people named Ashton over here Ashton from jls springs to mind straight off the top of my head

  • Renee26

    whom he refers to individually as "their" to avoid using masculine pronouns "he" or "his" in liberal California

    Really Sandra ?

  • Ebony Starr

    Congratulations to them.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Ashton Sanders... actor from "Moonlight". A straight up black man.

  • Mielle Downey

    You need help. Why call the gurl a whore. because Eddie got ten, so what s he the slut maker?

  • Renee26

    She's a beauty just like her mom...2 tall parents made a big baby; not surprising... Congrats to them

  • PhillyFacts

    8lbs 13oz 22.5 inches Whew I know that hurt, my oldest was 8lbs 2oz and all I can remember is the stitches... God bless her and Matt they're cute together!

  • bemetoo

    Lol ? yes you right on both points I do need help care to give any? Anyhoo what does Eddie have to do with this?

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    congrats yall!

  • Meme

    Thank you sir ?

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Woah Girlfriend moves on fast! She was divorced in 2017 and got knocked up and had a baby in 2018 by someone else? Maybe she was separated for several years, and how is Gloria getting child support when he has full custody? Was this a Temp agreement and the boys are planning to return home at some point? They have a cute baby looks just like his mom.

  • pure_rachet

    I’m sorry for you.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Wow she had that long thing in her stomach? Im not talking about Matt neither. ? That's a basketball player for sure. I bet Gloria is trying hard to have a baby with Matt's Ex-Teammate/Friend ?????

  • Thee Jaguar Doll

    Eddie a hoe! Just like Future, Chief Keef, Shawty Lo(RIP), Fetty, James Brown (RIP)

  • Meme

    My gosh youre a bitter leaf today arent cha? Dont screw face at me coz your azz on show

  • FukkFolks2018

    Former NBA star Matt Barnes and his live-in girlfriend
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Waits on the legitmacy police and single mammy shamer Roses to show up.

    Congrats on the baby. Still hatecha tho Matt.

  • Judge Mental Will

    That's does sound odd, Matt gives me the type that would go overboard with the masculine pronouns. He just posted on Instagram a video making the boys manually set up the baby play pin.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    That's A WHOLE BABY!!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    I doubt they will. Fish seeing the struggle with his own set of twins +1 and his own ex-wife. They had a lot of mess going on between them too.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    And I bet she tryna get preggers too..I'd be more impressed if theyd adopted one of the children in need..BUT HEY I GUESS IM BREING SELFISH IN MY THOUGHTS!!

  • Chuck

    Another baby mama's of crazy ass Matt, whose mental state he'll destroy. Good luck with him!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Ashton... you look almost old enough to write your autobiography! Well, welcome to the planet, Mr. Barnes.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Dont forget the blind boys. Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Clarence Carter.

  • Renee26

    She's just adding her little twist to the announcement...that man is doing no such thing for that reason.

  • FukkFolks2018

    He going to preschool next week and by Feb wil be tying his own shoes.

  • Renee26

    ?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He's gonna skip breastfeeding and go straight to steak.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I'd never mess with him in person. He might just sit up and kick my @zz.

  • pure_rachet

    You replied to me. Get lost.

  • Renee26

    Ok! He's a hot head and known to smack a bish

  • bemetoo

    True all are whores ?

  • Trey

    Good luck out there Matt

  • KcoolMuziq

    Like Sandy said men were created to procreate. Also they didn't do it ALONE. Some woman open their legs to them.

  • Dowoop

    Divorce does not equal dead. What is she waiting for?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Lemme get outta here before he throws a bottle or something...

  • Rayne

    Hes a cutie pie ?

  • Meme

    Block me you silly cunt

  • Dowoop

    I know several.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. As long as he has full physical custody he shouldn't have to pay her anything.

  • Dowoop

    I have never seen a baby that wasn't born pale as hell.

  • Judge Mental Will

    When he got with Gloria, he showed the world he love to be in messy situations lol

  • Judge Mental Will

    No you just being honest lol

  • Judge Mental Will

    Undercover jabs at liberals lol

  • CaramelDrop

    Wow Beverly’s genes are strong. Cute baby. Beautiful mom. Dad......umm yeah. Matt leveled up. Nice little family.

  • Bashi22

    Gloria will not say anything slick about this new girl because her mother and father is Danny Sim and Beverly Johnson. Anansa will be a great mother she's not in to the Hollywood hype life.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    That baby look like a grown ass man? Nah I’m happy for them. Well wishes!

  • CaramelDrop

    Well how could the “legitimacy police” have a problem with this? Anansa ISNT a whore or trying to strong-arm her way into some ones relationship. Matt is HER man. Matt is divorced. Their relationship IS legit?????

  • Renee26

    Exactly... Sometimes I think she likes to read people talk down on gay people despite being a lesbian herself

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Lil’ man’s gonna be tall, no doubt! I thought the same thing!

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Matt hopping out one child support case to the next. Chile!

  • FukkFolks2018

    I thought marrriage established whether your child is a bastard and/or legitmate? No? Bc we like Matt and Anasa so the rules changed?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    The ink on her divorce papers probably just dried!

    But, many you speak of will have some poor man believing it’s his child, or get married to a man they have no love for, for the legitimacy of it all, which defeats the purpose!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    The ink on her divorce papers probably just dried!

    But, many you speak of will have some poor man believing it’s his child, or get married to a man they have no love for, for the legitimacy of it all, which defeats the purpose!

  • EMILY POST

    What a beautiful filled out baby.... AWWWWWW he is so precious... She is a really nice looking woman and he is a handsome man. They don't look like brother and sister. Him and his ex wife looked too much a like couples who look a like don't never get along.

  • RealATLPeach36

    My Goodness that’s a big boy appears much bigger than 8lbs God bless

  • Leigh Burton

    Anansa also had a daughter and two sons before this baby was born.

  • dru and neil

    Why is she a whore. She was married to one man, they had three kids, the marriage ended, she starts dating someone new (it’s called moving on), and becomes pregnant by her new man, they have a baby together, and blend their families ... I mean, do people not know the definition of whoring?

  • BeUtFullSoul

    WoW.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I think it must be one of those Halle Berry babydaddy situation where the abode of the noncustodial parent has to be on par with the abode of the custodial parent.

  • Mielle Downey

    eDDIE IS A " whore·mong·er. noun. The definition of a whoremonger is a customer of a prostitute. A person who visits a prostitute is an example of a whoremonge" AND THAT FACTS

  • dru and neil

    He is a big beautiful healthy handsome little guy. That’s all any mom could wish for.

  • TMW

    Yep. Used to be you couldn’t give a child the father’s last name unless you were married. Everything has changed now though.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Pretty woman
    Cute baby
    Congratulations ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Lol! True dat

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ??

  • Chipswife

    Let's just see if he keeps this same lovng , happy attitude after she put him up for child support. Cute baby though.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD
  • Parent

    Nice big ass baby!

  • 88

    I see she learned her thotful ways from her mama.

  • CaramelDrop

    The child is STILL a bastard. See Webster’s dictionary for reference and be salty with them.
    It’s a difference between a couple making a baby and a heaux trying to plant roots in SOMEBODY ELSE relationship.
    Who likes Matt and Anansa? I know nothing about them other than they are divorcées with their shit together.

  • https://instagram.com/uptown2501 Uptown2501

    She just trying to secure a bigger check

  • Panther Charleston

    I ain't gone lie. If having all the goods means losing your commonsense, I'll keep my mediocrity. At this point, I can deal w being poor, Black, and ugly (thanks, Ceilie), but I canNOT suffer with remaining a fool, not after all these tears and pain.

  • Fire & Ice

    Yes!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Okay. Long as we calling Little Ashton a bastard like all the other kids of same birth circumstances. I think this is fair. No issue with the def. I agree. And as long as Anansa is another single baby mammy like everyone else who has a kid out of wedlock. According to first post on them, and other places, She reportedly wasnt divorced when she got knocked up by Matt. Pregnant by one, still married to another. Seems like they have it real together. Along with all of his baby mama drama with Glo. Yep. They are goals for sure.

  • Applebootay

    I actually think they can make a great couple. She seems to be different from what he's probably use to. She was married with 3 kids BEFORE he stepped in the picture....Other than he needs to put a ring on it. CONGRATULATIONS. The measurements of that baby is the exact same as my daughter who I affectionately calls Bam-Bam...because even though she looked just like pebbles, she acted like Bam-Bam... she's now 15 and 5'10, so yeah that's going to be a bigum!

  • lovelygamour

    matt barnes is handsome its just all that back and forth with govan made him look ugly. we got to see the petty side of him. but i will congratulate him on getting the child support lowered. cause she wasnt doing anything with that money.

  • lovelygamour

    i was a young teen and 5'10. the harassment is nonstop. from the kids to the adults. its like being tourist attraction. lol.

  • Applebootay

    My daughter was the same size at birth and a natural birth might I add. She was always the tallest kid (of boys and girls) until she got to HS now she fits in...but the pre school and elementary years were a headache...girls don't like being that tall, my bams is a girly girl so she started to fill out and now she think she's the bees knees honTey!

  • Applebootay

    She's been divorced for a long time.

  • Applebootay

    I agree with you....She needs to make sure he put a ring on it. Point blank periodT!

  • CaramelDrop

    Gloria has her own drama she caused on herself. Her dumbass doesn’t have a “regular” BD - Matt has money AND his shit together. Hence, her (temporarily) losing her kids and $.
    Anansa divorce is petty rhetoric - her divorce wasn’t all over media and she isn’t taking pictures from Gloria’s bed to spite her. So yeah, in comparison to many - they have their shit together.
    And again a bastard is a bastard, have a problem with it? Keep your mf’n legs closed till your married. It is what is and applies to WHOEVER.

  • Applebootay

    YES! Fathers use to stand their sons next to her and be sad thinking their child has an disorder...lol...Thing is I'm average 5'6 and her dad is just under 5'10 so we don't know what happened! Girls grow fast too....she's just now slowing down...I think well end up with her being 5'11...and the shoe size..........Chalay!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Another blog came with court reciepts. She, if its finally final...just got all the way divorced in March 2018. Her ex was an NFL player so I guess someone was able to find em.

  • FukkFolks2018

    If she can get him to marry her. I say yes.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im a basketball fanatic. I got to see the angry and petty in him over his numerous on court antics, suspensions, and fines.

  • lovelygamour

    i see the matt barnes anansa situation as being different from future ciara. anansa more then likely doesnt need matt for anything. matt doesnt need anansa for anything. these are two older people who decided to have a kid together. they dont need grandma/granddad to help. they arent a burden to anyone and they arent fooling themselves. her last marriage was to another baller but they filed 5 /2017. she could be a ball chaser but its not like she needs them for life/money.

    like with kylie jenner. i think it was stupid to have the baby but it didnt effect her life one bit. she didnt miss out any opportunities.

  • Applebootay

    Oh, maybe she meant to say she's been separated for a long time...I get it though. I too was separated for over 3 years before my divorce was final .

  • Applebootay

    I have this funny story I tell to my Bams ALL the time...how I sat a cheese burger (Mc Donanlds) on her high chair with the intentions of cutting it up and giving it to her...by the time I turned around the entire burger disappeared...She was even walking yet....I watched her like a hawk for the next few days afraid she would stop breathing....nope...all was well...

  • FukkFolks2018

    as well. about 2 years.

  • GAPeach

    Barnes has primary custody of his 10-year-old twin boys Carter and Isiah, whom he refers to individually as "their" to avoid using masculine pronouns "he" or "his" in liberal California.
    _____________________________

    Did you read this before you posted it? So when he's speaking of one son, he refers to them as "their"? Like "their" went to his friends house? When he is referring to 2 people it is logical to refer to them as "their", but you always have to make stuff political with your petty self. Anyway, congrats on the baby. Anansa looks just like her beautiful mother.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Awww congrats.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    L0l! That's cute!! We needed that on video!
    Dat baby was hungry...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Well, Beloved...

  • KLo

    congrats

  • lovelygamour

    lol.

  • lovelygamour

    i have worn a 10 since i was 10. people actually gave me a complex about my height. now that im older i know it was them feeling inferior but back then they got to me. if i had it to do over again i would learn an Olympic sport. just use my height to make money and dominate. just beast mode pay me.

  • Judge Mental Will

    you said what was on my mind lol you would think this blog was anti gay from the articles posted. But we know how our aunty is lol

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ?

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    That little chucka is a cutie pie!!!! <3

  • Applebootay

    Yasss! She plays volleyball, but isn't the athletic type...but it keeps her in shape.

  • Mr. Poopybutthole

    my cousin used her height to get a full ride scholarship to play basketball and I was the one who hooped in our family.....

  • A D N

    You ever noticed how spread wide babies are after being cramped in the womb lol. Beautiful baby boy! Congrats!

  • Y me?

    He's a big handsome baby ??

  • JanusMaximus

    Been crunching the numbers and....I think Matt Barnes may be even uglier than Jay-z

  • Wayup!

    LOLOLOLO

  • Keekz

    LMAO I know that's right

  • Keekz

    LMAO I know that's right

  • Keekz

    Doubt it. Matt Barnes is petty. if anything I wish her luck, because he seems like a lot to deal with. IJS

  • Keekz

    Doubt it. Matt Barnes is petty. if anything I wish her luck, because he seems like a lot to deal with. IJS

  • PK

    Lmao

  • parisjok

    what the hell is wrong with her having all those big head babies. youngest baby being 5 years old by ex husband and then she thinks it is alright having another baby by a so called live in boyfriend at 40 years old with all that drama with his cray cray ex wife of his minor kids.

    the mom was out modeling while her ex late husband was being mom and dad. neither did a great job with this one daughter who is acting like someone with no morals