I can hear the shade typing away already because even though it has to be tough to be blamed for psychologically ruining someone else’s kids with false accusations, considering Gabs was messing with another woman’s husband at the time, Dwyane Wade’s estranged wife, Siohvaughn Funches, deserves just a little leeway for her craziness.
In an interview with Yahoo’s A-Line: Celebrity Style blog, Gabrielle Union was asked how she handled the lawsuit Siovaughn filed against her in 2010 alleging that she had “engaged in sexual foreplay” with D. Wade in front of the couple’s sons, and she told them:
“Taking the high road sucks,” although she added that it was definitely worth it to protect her boo’s 10- and 4-year old sons.
“The biggest lesson [I learned] is that when there are children involved who can’t speak for themselves, no matter how tempted you are to just tell someone else’s truth … you just have to shut your mouth and make sure that they are protected at all times — even if you sacrifice yourself. People will still believe what they want.”
Sort of how people still view her as a homewrecker despite the circumstances surrounding the couple’s union. In 2006, she filed for divorce from NFL star Chris Howard and in 2007 Dwyane drafted papers with his wife, Siohvaughn. Granted he was still married when these two started dating but to say she took him from his wife would be just a bit inaccurate.
Despite how strong the couple appears to be standing throughout all the messiness of his marriage and the media, many still question their potential longevity considering they are two high-profile celebrities. Gabrielle says that’s not an issue.
“We both understand the schedule and the sacrifice and the demand,” she said. “He understands my appeal and I understand his.”
She also pointed out the difference between Dwyane and her ex-husband and other men she dated who couldn’t handle her career as an actress. She said:
“With [Dwyane], we don’t have those issues.”
Since Gabrielle was one of several actors to star in the box office hit, “Think Like a Man,” the reporter had to ask her if thinking like a man is what’s allowed her to have such a successful relationship with D. She said not exactly.
“I think when people say ‘think like a man,’ they really mean use common sense. Just like when they say, you’re thinking like a woman, they mean you are being too emotional. I’m reasonable, you know? I’m not a nut bag!”
We hope not.
How do you feel about Gabrielle Union and D. Wade’s relationship after all this time. Do you think he’ll put a ring on it?
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