Bella Gonzalez: Not Just Shane Mosley’s Girlfriend
As entertaining as it collectively was, the Sugar Shane Mosley vs. Manny Pacquiao fight last Saturday night (May 7) in Las Vegas had some slow moments. For a while during the match, action seemed idle and nothing overly exciting seemed to take place — that is, until Showtime cameras zoomed in on Bella Gonzalez.
Gonzalez, Mosley’s 21-year-old stunner for a girlfriend, wearing a skin-tight dress and a look of rage in her eyes, took a couple of deep breaths and rose up out of her seat. And as she yelled out of anger, the whole world got a close look at her striking good looks and curvaceous figure. Women applauded her for the way she stood by her man and the fellas... Well, the fellas gazed on in admiration.
Immediately, the Cuban, Houston-raised firecracker set Twitter ablaze, instantly becoming a Twitter trending topic.
XXLMag.com caught up with Gonzalez while she laid in bed with Mosley just days after his loss. (Yes, Internet rumors of them breaking up are indeed false).
Here, the aspiring model discusses her newfound fame, her working relationship with 50 Cent, accuses Pacquiao of fighting dirty and lets it be known that she’s more than just Shane Mosley’s arm-piece. —
XXLMag.com: The greatest reaction last Saturday night’s fight received was when the cameras panned over to you and you stood up to cheer on Shane. Wow. I think I speak for all of mankind saying that.
Bella Gonzalez: [Laughs]. I wasn’t there to get attention. The main reason I was there was to support Shane. Of course people like seeing someone that’s behind their partner or behind their man. The camera was on me the whole time. I didn’t know when I was shown, but the purpose of me standing up and yelling was to cheer my man. Everybody was calling me and telling me that Twitter is blowing up and I’m the new hot topic. It was flattering. It was nice to hear, but at the end of the day, it wasn’t for that purpose. It was to go and support Shane. I started getting upset about certain things being said on Twitter about my relationship, so I took myself off there. I wouldn’t say off there. I just stopped being on there. I went to ModelMayhem and websites of that sort, which is more of what I’m doing.
XXL: Even a girl on Twitter was saying, "I know Sugar’s girl is on Twitter and I’m fixing to find this bitch."
Gonzalez: Look boo, I’m going to need you to check yourself because I ain’t nobody’s bitch and I’m damn sure not your bitch. Sometimes people are just negative and I don’t think I should waste my time in entertaining anybody when they’re being negative. Why?
XXL: Rappers took to Twitter just to say how bad Shane’s girlfriend is. How do you feel about that?
Gonzalez: The reason why it’s never been me put out there as, "I’m Shane’s girlfriend, I’m Shane’s girlfriend” is because that’s not what I’m trying to come out with. I do a lot of different things. It doesn’t have to be that this is who I’m with and this is why you should know me. You should know me because my name is Bella – I do modeling, I’m getting into acting and this is why you should know me. I’m in a relationship because we care about each other. But at the end of the day, I don’t want people Googling Sugar Shane Mosley’s girlfriend Bella. I want to be Bella.
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