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People often view marriage as the end of freedom, but Gabrielle Union says that tying the knot provided her and husband, Dwyane Wade, with a very different experience.
“Some people look at marriage as the end of freedom, and for some reason, especially my husband, has looked at it as the freedom to finally be the man he always wanted to be,” Union told “The Today Show”. “I’ve had to get used to him being so freakishly happy. It’s been good. He’s happy, and we’re comfortable.”
According to the “Being Mary Jane” actress, married life has been pretty good to her as well.
“We really enjoy each other in a way that’s probably not healthy for us,” she joked.
As for how she’s enjoying being married to a younger man, the 42-year-old beauty had this to say:
“It doesn’t get old. Every day he gets out of bed I’m like, ‘Yes! Thank you Jesus.’ He looks just as good going as he does coming. It’s nice. It’s not a bad gig.”
Union also addressed her comments about businesswomen and infertility that went viral last month.
“I actually wasn’t talking about IVF for me personally, but more of just, in general,” she shared. “It was just to shed a little on [the fact that] fertility is an issue. Period. Having a career is not the price that you pay. I think TV shows and film kind of make the frigid, single, focused career woman seem like her career is the root of all of the problems in your life. You can’t find a man; it’s the career. Marriage falls apart; it’s the career. Kid gets an F in algebra; it’s the career. And that’s just not the case.”
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Black love is alive and well. And if you question that, then you need look no further than Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s newly released wedding video.
The twenty one minute video is full of fun, beauty and undeniable love.
The ceremony took place at a home built to resemble a castle, surrounded by a man-made lake in Redland, a suburb of Miami.
Wedding colors were black and white and they were reflected even in the exterior of the house. As their officiate and Gabrielle’s best friend, Essence Atkins told guests that the couple asked all the women to dress in white and the men in black. They didn’t have groomsmen or bridesmaids because they wanted all their guests to feel included and to bring them back to one another if they ever should drift apart.
The whole video goes by really fast and you should definitely check it out to witness Gabrielle and Dwyane’s vows, their handshake, the zebra (Yes, they took the black and white theme to the max), the toasts and sooo much more. There are pleasant surprises throughout this video and I don’t want to ruin them all in the copy, so just watch. I guarantee you’ll have a smile on your face when it’s over.
In Dwyane Wade’s mind, he’s been a fashion icon since way back. And he’s in all his glory in his new Esquire magazine feature.
The Miami Heat shooting guard previewed a photo from the shoot Tuesday on his Instagram page, and ole boy is serving MC Hammer mixed with sex kitten realness.
He’s sporting a black one-piece jumpsuit with a plunging neckline with a royal blue cape. He finished off the look with a gold medallion that would make Mr. T proud.
Apparently, the 33-year-old knew that he would be clowned for the interesting ensemble, which is why he chose to get a head start on his critics in the image’s caption.
#straghitouttaesquiremagazine #fashion #ifyoucantpullitoffyouwontunderstandit #beendoingthis
Lol, Gabby come get him!
Unfortunately, over the years, we’ve had to watch quite a few custody battles play out in the public eye. For reasons ranging from funny money and poor behavior, we were shocked when news came out that these famous men were granted primary and sole custody of their children over the mothers of their kids. Here are a few examples that definitely had people talking.
Update: Someone got on the good foot and returned this marriage license to the Miami-Dade County marriage license bureau. And the information on the website has subsequently been updated. No conspiracy, someone was just sleeping on their job.
I know some of you are still in your feelings about the Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union’s relationship. And though they’ve been through some pretty public messiness, I happen to really like them together. They’re pretty cute.
But for as much as I love them as a couple, they might not actually be legally married.
Yes, they had a ceremony and Essence officiated; but in the eyes of the state of Florida they’re not legally bound.
According to the Miami Herald, the couple’s marriage license hasn’t made it to the state records office.
And their wedding was six months ago.
Also according to the Miami Dade County Marriage License Bureau, the license hasn’t been returned.
Miami-Dad county marriage license manger Roberto Reboso, naturally, that this could present a problem if they ever need to prove that they are in fact legally married.
“We know they’re married from what they said on TV; and they obtained a marriage license before the ceremony, but they still haven’t returned the license signed by the person who officiated the ceremony. So their marriage has not been recorded by the state.”
In the state of Florida, couples are asked to sign the license and bring it back to the county within 10 days to make their marriage official.
Y’all know what it is, if you can’t prove you’re married that doesn’t entitle you to any property or assets should the person die or should divorce proceedings come into play.
As a person who almost lost my scholarship freshman year because I didn’t submit paperwork, I can relate.
But in my defense, I legitimately didn’t know that was required of me. In this case, both Gabby and D. Wade have been married before. So they know the drill. This not signing and returning the marriage license could be a gross, six-month-long oversight. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t wonder if this is a way to protect themselves should the marriage turn sour and they have to end up going their separate ways.
No judgment. Get it how you live. This is just a things that make you go hmmm kind of story.
What do you think about this story? Did they just forget or do you think something else is going on here?
One of the many things that we love about Gabrielle Union is that although she’s now the wife of a wildly successful basketball star, she hasn’t allowed her husband or their relationship to distract her. The 42-year-old beauty is still actively working and making significant strides in her career. Less than 72 hours after the season two premiere of her hit television show “Being Mary Jane,” BET announced that they would be picking up the series for a third season, which the actress says took a lot of pressure off of her and her pocketbook.
“[It took] a lot of pressure off of my accountant’s shoulders knowing that the mortgage is going to be paid,” Union jokingly told “Today’s” Matt Lauer. “No, we never have that luxury—ever—of knowing where our next check is coming from. It gives us the freedom to just work and not the pressure of ‘what if no one likes this?’ It’s like we know that we’re doing great work and it’s a huge vote of confidence.”
As for where she draws her inspiration from, Union says that she studied real-life news anchors such as Soledad O’Brien.
“I would like to think that I have adopted some of the more believable qualities of respected anchors, but because we don’t know what happens in your lives when you leave, I made her a hot mess. I’m obsessed with Soledad O’Brien and that’s sort of who I patterned her after. But Soledad has an amazing life from what we can see, but Mary Jane just can’t get right.”
Transitioning from discussion of Mary Jane’s messy life to her own complicated personal life, Gabby explained how she makes her marriage work despite the fact that she and her new husband are frequently apart due to his game schedule and her filming obligations.
“I come home every weekend. I fly back and forth.”
And if it just so happens that Wade is not home on weekends, Union says that she flies out to wherever he’s going to be.
“I fly wherever that is or I’ll fly home and hang out with the kids. We figure it out and make it work and a lot of compromise.”
Watch Gabby’s full interview below.
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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade may have their share of internal issues, just like most couples, but they’re clearly not here for disrespect from any outside folks. Earlier this week, we told you that Wade was fined $15,000 for flipping the bird at a crowd of heckling fans who said nasty things about his wife. Union isn’t letting anyone disrespect her hubby either. Last night on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” post-game show, Charles Barkley said that he didn’t believe Wade should’ve made the All-Star team this year.
“Dwyane’s great, [he’s] a Hall of Famer, but he didn’t deserve to make the All-Star team,” said Barkley. “Dwyane Wade is not having an all-star year.”
Barkley’s co-host Kenny Smith openly disagreed—and so did Wade’s wife.
“Forgive Charles. .. Kenny Smith is a 2x champion & his opinion is most sound,” she said. “It’s like me talkin bout Meryl Streep but I ain’t won nuthin,” Union tweeted.
Forgive Charles. .. Kenny Smith is a 2x champion & his opinion is most sound… it's like me talkin bout Meryl Streep but I ain't won nuthin
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) January 30, 2015
However, Barkley, never being one to back down, clapped back once he heard about the “Being Mary Jane” actress’ tweet.
“Well listen, first of all never mention you and Meryl Streep in the same sentence again. Meryl Streep would never be on ‘Snakes On A Plane’ or ‘Madea.’”
Once Smith corrected him by telling him that Union was never on “Snakes on a Plane” and expressing that she’s actually a good actress, Barkley had this to say:
“Well she could have been. I’ve seen her act, she could have been on ‘Snakes On A Plane’ or ‘Madea’. She’s taking shots at me. She’s pretty, she’s very pretty. I’m not one of them people who’s going to turn the other cheek. You say something bad about me, I’m going to say something about you.”
“I like that lady,” he continued. “She’s a very nice lady and I like Dwyane, but we get paid to be honest.”
The Wade’s don’t play that.
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Before Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade tied the knot, the actress made it clear that she is the one who requested a prenuptial agreement. Now, in an interview with Yahoo Style, the Being Mary Jane star is offering a deeper explanation for her decision. Check out some highlights from her interview below.
On people asking when she’s going to have a baby:
“The fact that I can do a press junket for a movie and people ask me what’s happening in my uterus says a lot. They want 110 percent of what you have to offer. But now that I’ve been given a voice, I’m going to use it.”
On race issues in America and the death of Eric Garner:
“There’s a bit of a gap between what I really want to say and what I know is responsible to say. The general lack of compassion for your fellow man is really frustrating. I think what the protesters are saying, or at least some of them, is it’s not just about police brutality. It’s about a widespread systematic crippling of some people in this country by birthright, and no one’s acknowledging it.”
On why she requested a pre-nup:
“For women in Hollywood, when they’re coupling, everything is about the brand. Everything is about latching on to a rising star, so you can kick your heels up. That’s never been my story, ever. I make sure to let people know all of the hard work that’s gone into my career. I want people to know the work that it took to get through UCLA, that I had student loans and worked. 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. I have my own wagon and star.”
On if she considers Mary Jane a homewrecker:
“I think initially he is a home wrecker. He was dishonest. He started a relationship under false pretenses [by not telling her he was married], but I think she became a bit morally bankrupt on the way. That narrative is important to tell, which is why I was all for the story line. It shows what happens and all of the people who are affected in an affair. I look at it as a morality tale.”
Check out Gabby’s full interview here.
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Little Xavier Zechariah Wade turned one in November, and on his big day, he was surrounded by his family. The only person who didn’t appear to be there was his father, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade.
While Dwyane acknowledged that he had Xavier during a ‘break’ in his relationship with Gabrielle Union, he hasn’t actually been seen with the little one in public, despite the fact that he openly lauds his relationships with his sons Zaire and Zion, as well as his nephew (all three boys have a great bond with Union as well). But that doesn’t mean that in private, Dwyane hasn’t been active in Xavier’s lie. Aja Metoyer, the mother of little Xavier, made that clear for the first time when a very disrespectful troll decided to criticize her and she made the choice to put the ill-informed individual in their place:
While he might not appear in pictures with his son, that doesn’t mean Dwyane hasn’t ‘liked’ or commented on ones Metoyer has posted of Xavier on social media.
When speaking on his “blessing” back when news came out about the child, Wade said that he would be there for Xavier, just as he has been for Zaire and Zion, but that he didn’t plan on speaking on the subject again.
“I had a time, a part in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life, having a son that was born healthy. So I’m moving on.
I’ve always tried to show my importance in my kids’ lives and it doesn’t change now. So, I, my lady and my family have continued to move forward, and I think that’s evident with the ring and the proposal that I gave her, with our lives.”