And in May, they made headlines for their seemingly picture-perfect French vacation. "Because it goes a long, long way just to have a simple conversation of, ‘Hey, I’m a little uncomfortable of this,’ [or] ‘Hey, I’ve been thinking about this.’ Just those little moments, I think, those are things that help all relationships, not just marriage.
” She said she had no idea she was being so petty in her head when they met, but she took it positively.
I was eating Top Ramen and lived well below my means.
Now that it’s time to get married to a man who happens to play basketball and has done well for himself, I want to make it clear that I have in no way hitched my wagon to his star.
actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence.
In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting.
For her part, Union has achieved major stardom in Hollywood.Union shines a light on issues of race in America and the difficulties young black women face in Hollywood; in an essay on raising boys (two from her basketball star husband Dwayne Wade’s previous marriage as well as his nephew), Union explores the daunting responsibility of parenting in a culture dangerous to black youths.Several essays deal with “teen drama,” dating, making friends, and sexuality; some are quite funny, as when she describes her surprising first encounter with a tampon and discusses when to drink wine or tequila after a break-up.Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty.Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.She writes that she and her husband Dwyane has two sons, Zaire, 15, and Zion, 10, from his first marriage, shares a three-year-old son named Xavier with former girlfriend Aja Metoyer, and also raises his 16-year-old nephew, Dahveon.After Union and Wade married in August 2014, she became stepmother to his boys and changed her outlook on children. “I think you have to know your spouse, you have to trust your spouse. I think we do fine.“ Like most relationships, the pair has had their fair share of challenges (they reportedly agreed on a pre-nup just days before their 2014 wedding), but Wade explains that they are pretty financially compatible.For me, my wife is very on top of it..we first started dating, I wasn’t even on top of my finances as much as her,” Wade admits. “I think we’re both comfortable to know that we watch what each other do," Wade says.But Wade isn’t the only one in his household who's built a lucrative career — he's married to A-list actress Gabrielle Union. Since his NBA career began in 2003, the athlete has skyrocketed to basketball stardom and is ranked among the league’s leaders in scoring average and assists per game.Forbes named him in 2017 as the sixth highest paid basketball player, with a salary of .2 million and total earnings of .2 million.