I’m sure Gabrielle Union is telling the truth and is not at all amused by the blows dealt to her career as a result of her relationship with Dwyane Wade. But it’s almost comical that Hollywood and the entertainment/acting arena of all industries would try to limit someone’s exposure because of their suspect relationship, but that’s what Gabrielle Union says happened to her.
This weekend, the actress spoke with IPower 92′s T.T Torrez during the Radio One Music Fest in Miami, and said this about how her career has been affected by her love life:
“It’s hard because, aside from loving him, I want to protect myself. I’ve built my life. I built my own brand. I built my career and my career took a hit from that madness because some people refuse to see the truth, even when it’s presented to them time and time again. I love him but at some point it’s about self preservation and I needed to protect myself and everything I built.”
I’m thinking endorsements may be what came up short for Gaby, as opposed to acting roles. I can’t recall seeing her in a Neutrogena spot in more than a little bit, although that’s quite interesting when there are others in relationships that are just as Kontroversial (ahem) , if not more, that can’t seem to sell us enough stuff. It may be the sexual contact in front of the kids allegation though that caused Gabrielle Union to fall out of some people’s good graces.
Double standard aside, Gabrielle said when the tables turned she had to figure out a way to make things work:
“I pay for my family. I pay for my mommy and my daddy and my sisters and her family. ‘D’ doesn’t write those checks, I do, so when something is starting to affect the way I make a living, ‘No No No baby’, let me figure out a way for me to protect our home that me and Dwyane have with the kids, you have to put them first. You have to put their love of their mom, their love of peace of mind and love of consistency first, and then I have to make sure I can still feed my own family. Luckily, by taking the high road and not engaging in the back and forth craziness, I was able to do both. Luckily, by doing the right thing and putting the children first, it worked out that I was able to save myself.”
Good for her for making it happen. Unfortunately the couple isn’t quite out of the woods yet with a pending custody hearing stemming from Shiovaughn’s Father’s Day antics. Perhaps D. Wade’s ex-wife should have though about taking the high road because she may soon be without any rights to her children at all. A judge is supposed to make a ruling in the case today, we’ll have to see how the decision shakes out for everybody involved.
Do you think it’s fair Gabrielle Union’s career was affected by her relationship with Dwyane?
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