Gloria Govan is sadly among one of the many brides who is now forced to wait just a little longer to say “I do” thanks to the terrifying rapid spread of the coronavirus.
Govan and former NBA player and current head coach for the Los Angeles Sparks Derek Fisher are rescheduling their April wedding amid the pandemic, the couple confirms to PEOPLE.
“It was just based off of what the CDC advised and the current state of affairs,” explains Govan, 35, of the decision. “We just felt like it was in everyone’s best interest, really.”
She adds, “So we were like, ‘Yeah, it’s just probably best to postpone.’ We had a few people traveling, a lot of our parents and aunts and uncles who are a little older. So we felt like it was in their best interest, and for everybody, to just not put anyone at risk. It was obviously a really crappy decision to have to make.”
Luckily, Govan says, “People were very, very understanding, which is really sweet.”
The wedding will, of course, still happen — jokes Govan, “I still like him. I’m gonna keep him around for a while.”
“We have a great wedding planner,” says Govan. “Erica Friedman is absolutely brilliant. She’s been really sweet with handling the vendors for us, you know, and explaining the situation.”
Love conquers all.
A little thing like a pandemic isn’t going to stop this loved up duo.
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