‘I’ve Never Seen Dwyane Balance A Checkbook, So I Gotta Protect My Stuff:’ Gabrielle Union On Why She’s Getting A Prenup
Gabrielle Union recently stopped by “The Arsenio Hall Show” where she opened up about her wedding plans and why she insists in signing a prenup with hubby-to-be, Dwyane Wade, before saying “I do.”
On how her exes compare to fiancé, Dwyane Wade:
“Unemployed. They don’t start out that way. I’m one of those, ‘Baby I’ll stick with you. I think you have potential. Let’s be on this ride together.’ Except my train kept going and they’d hopped off and they’re like, ‘Well, you can pay.’ Not everyone had the same six pack as Dwyane. They were maybe a littler fuller, a little less hair. And I’m divorced so clearly, I’ve made a ton of mistakes before this one.”
On requiring a prenup before marrying Dwyane:
“For this marriage, the biggest difference between this and the last marriage will be a prenup…at my insistence. When you have you own stuff, you don’t need to worry about anybody else’s stuff. So everyone should go into the relationship knowing I’m here for you and you’re here for me. And the reality is, I’ve never seen Dwyane balance a checkbook, so I gotta protect my stuff. It’s the wave of the future, protecting your stuff.”
On if wedding planning is easier the second time around:
“Yeah. Well, the last time I just wrote checks. I was working, I had a wedding planner. I just showed up like, ‘Oh, that’s nice. Who picked that out?’ I was not a part of it. But the pastor who married me—the first time—he didn’t even get my name right. Yeah, no. He refused to come to the rehearsal dinner and then didn’t say my name correctly. I even pronounced my own name incorrectly so this should’ve been a sign that it wasn’t gonna work.”
On dealing with bridesmaid syndrome:
“No bridesmaids. No bridesmaids, no groomsmen. Trying to wrangle a bunch of broads, like oh, somebody wants one kind of dress, somebody wants something else, you start to not like them after a couple of months. So, yeah. We’re older. This is the second time around. It’s just us and the kids. We’re just riding out, just us.”
On Dwyane being cut-throat about their guest list:
“There’s a lot of people who think they’re coming…and they are not. Oh, it’s bad. I don’t [draw that line], he’s the executioner like, ‘Let’s go through your list. Absolutely not.’ And I’m like, ‘Our cousins?’ and he’s like, ‘No.’ If you’re not about us and we don’t both have a relationship with you, you’re not gonna make it. So if we were at Magic City in Atlanta, you’re probably not coming.”
I totally can’t blame her for wanting to do without the bridesmaid drama.
Watch Gabby talk prenups with Arsenio below. Turn the page to hear about her wedding plans. Thoughts?