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Gabrielle Union Sets The Ground Rules For Guests Attending Wedding Next Month: ‘Photo IDs Will Be Required’
Gabrielle Union has already expressed that many of the people sitting around expecting to receive an invitation to her wedding to Dwyane Wade probably won’t be getting one. At this point, those close to the couple are probably already aware of who’s in and who’s out. Recently, those lucky enough to make the cut were made hip to the rules of the engagement when they received their official wedding invites. It appears that Gabby and Dwyane are running a pretty tight ship.
The invitation was accompanied by a letter from the couple, revealing what will not be allowed at the ceremony in order to protect their privacy. Ironically, the letter and the invite were both leaked to TMZ. The note reads:
To our family and friends,
We are looking forward to sharing this very special day with you. For the comfort of our guests and to protect our privacy, no cameras or cell phones will be permitted at the party. Also, photo IDs will be required for all guests. Gentlemen, formal attire in black; ladies, we would love to see you in formal white.
Transportation to and from the party venue will be provided from the [redacted]. Buses will depart promptly at 9:45pm from the North-North entrance of the hotel; please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure to process through security. If you choose to drive yourself, please call [number omitted] hours prior to the event at [address omitted] for directions to the venue (located approximately 45 to 50 minutes south of South Beach). Once on-site, you should allow at least 30 minutes to process through security at the venue.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. See you soon!
Love, Gab and Dwyane
As previously reported, the ceremony is set to take place August 30 in Miami.
The countdown begins!
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Siohvaughn Funches-Wade loves a good lawsuit. In the past, she has filed suits against her ex-husband, Dwyane Wade, and his soon-to-be-wife, actress Gabrielle Union. Now, she’s suing Dwyane’s divorce attorney James Pritikin and the Dolton Police Department.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Siohvaughn is accusing Dwyane and his attorney of framing her for child abduction. Siohvaughn, who lost a lengthy child custody battle against Dwyane, says in the lawsuit that she was “violently attacked” by Dolton Police Officers in June 2012 at her home.
She goes on to allege that James, Dwyane, Dolton Police and Dwyane’s friend New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann “conspired” to have her arrested for child abduction after she failed to turn the kids over to Dwyane following being instructed to do so by a judge. The child abduction charges against Siohvaughn were eventually dropped; however, Pritkin used the incident to argue that Dwyane should be granted full custody of the former couple’s two sons.
Siohvaughn is representing herself in the case and says that during the arrest , she suffered an asthma attack, panic attack and a torn rotator cuff due to the rough nature that the officers handled her. She is seeking unspecified damages in excess of $50,000. As you may recall, Siohvaughn also filed a suit against Dwyane last December in which she accused him of being physically abusive to her.
Gabrielle Union is such a joy to watch on television. She’s quirky and funny and quite adorable. And in the midst of being all those things, she also manages to speak the truth. During an interview on “Watch What Happens Live” Union spoke about everything from her best on-screen lover to distracting her man when he’s had a tough loss. And interestingly enough she also says that the Sheree she knew, before the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” was not like the woman we’ve seen on screen.
Check out the highlights from her interview and the videos below.
Andy asks her about the Miami Heat loss and whether or not it was hard on her.
“It was. I’m still in the thick of it. I’m like on the ground, there’s tears. He’s like ‘Baby, you win some, you lose some. I’m disappointed, I’m hard on myself but…you know, suck it up sister, really.’”
Andy asks if a tough loss means it’s going to be a rough night at home with Dwyane.
“No it means you pull out some tricks. The trickery comes out. I’m like ‘Alright, (fake stretches) missed the game winner…’”
“I do. But from like before they were Atlanta housewives. She actually had the hottest boutique in Atlanta for years. And it was the most amazing, fabulous boutique and she was awesome and amazing and totally normal. She actually has amazing, like sick taste. There was Sheree that I met, who was this amazing boutique owner that you walk in and she gives you champagne and it was amazing. And then there’s the show which I think is a character. But the real Sheree is cool as hell.
Her fellow guest, Shannon from the “Real Housewives of Orange County” interjects saying, there’s no character here though, pointing to herself. To which Gabby responded:
“You take responsibility, listening to you be accountable for your actions is a whole ‘nother thing.”
Dang. That’s just the slightest bit of shade if I ever heard it.
Check out the clips from Gabby’s appearance in the videos below.
Prom season is still going, and if we had the chance to go to prom with our dream date back in the day, I’m sure we would all name some celebrity whose posters were on our wall and that we were crushing on at the time. But what happens when your wish is actually granted? These young people reached out to stars they are huge fans of to ask them to prom, and as you will find out, they were lucky enough to go arm-and-arm with the famous folks on the big night. Here are 9 celebrities who made prom a night to remember for some of their biggest fans.
It’s almost that time!
Last winter, Dwyane Wade proposed to longtime girlfriend, Gabrielle Union. Since then, the bride-to-be has spoken quite vaguely about her wedding plans, but apparently they are moving along full speed ahead. The couple recently sent out save-the-date reminders to their small guest list. And of course, the reminders have already been leaked to TMZ.
The adorable reminders showcase photos from the Miami Heat star’s touching proposal, which included his sons holding up signs, which read:
“Nickie, will you marry us?
FYI: Nickie is Gabby’s nickname. The ceremony is set to take place August 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida.
Gabrielle has joked in the past that her hubby-to-be has really gotten the hang of this whole wedding planning thing and is actually the mastermind behind their upcoming ceremony.
“I’m out doing wine tastings, secretly this is like his princess moment he has waited for a long time, he’s been hoarding bridal magazines, he’s very ready,” she poked fun just two months after the proposal.”
“He’s into aspects I didn’t even know went into wedding planning. He is on. To have a centerpiece, to not have a centerpiece—he has very strong opinions. [He says] no centerpieces. Who cares? Um, he does! He’s very particular about the music and the guest list.”
Cute. We’re wishing Gabby and D all the best.
I actually went to both my junior and senior prom near the end of May, but for many current high school students, prom season has officially started. It’s that time of year when your parents will happily pay hundreds of dollars for you to enjoy a few hours of dancing, posing, eating and God knows what else you were doing after the prom ended.
Just as we did last year, we thought we’d give you the chance to see some of your favorite famous folks dressed up for their own proms back in the day, and we have 12 celebs ready to embarrass for your enjoyment.
Ah yes…both Ashanti and her friend’s prom dresses look like something I saw quite a few girls wearing to prom back in the day–a lot of velvet and sequins. Now as for those eyebrows…hey, you live and you learn.
It has been a while since we’ve heard from Siohvaughn Funches, the ex-wife of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade. But this time she is saying that her ex-husband won’t allow her to see their sons, Zaire and Zion, on Mother’s Day, which is this Sunday (in case you forgot). But instead of staging any sit-in protests or going directly to the media as she has done in the past, Wade’s attorney, Lisa Macci, is calling out the NBA star for making his ex-wife’s life “a living hell”. Speaking exclusively with Gossip Extra, she said that Wade is saying that he will not drop the boys off with Funches on Sunday.
“Anything Dwyane and his lawyers do to make my client’s life a living hell, they do. They’ve announced their intention of denying her a court-ordered Mother’s Day visitation, so I’m filing an emergency motion to force them to hand her the children on Mother’s Day.”
Last year, Funches alleged that her former husband was trying to turn her sons against her:
“…its reached a point now where my oldest son doesn’t want to visit at all. My youngest has been told I don’t want to see them. The other day he got on the phone with me and said he was told that I didn’t want to come see him. I have finals, I’m trying to grow as a person. Mr. Wade is vindictive and he’s trying to turn my sons against me.”
He does have full custody of both Zaire and Zion, and it seems that they have a healthy happy environment with him, growing up alongside their father and his fiancée, Gabrielle Union. But Funches says that she’s being left out of her children’s lives. Considering that it will be Mother’s Day, those boys should be with their mother, but there’s so much going on with these two behind-the-scenes that it’s really hard to say where the kids should be. Just a sad situation for these young boys to have to deal with.
‘D’s Kids Are More Than Just A Part Of The Wedding:’ Gabrielle Union Talks Wedding Plans & Becoming A Stepmom With Vegas Magazine
In the forthcoming sequel of Steve Harvey’s blockbuster film, “Think Like A Man,” Gabrielle Union’s character, Kirsten, is celebrating her bachelorette party and upcoming wedding. Ironically, the 41-year-old bride-to-be is living out the same experience in her own life, though she says that she imagines her real bachelorette party and wedding will be a bit different from Kirsten’s.
“I feel like mine is going to be more top-secret,” she told Vegas magazine of her bachelorette party. “And there won’t be as many police officers involved, either.”
As for the wedding, she says fiance, Dwyane Wade, has plans to go all out.
“Well, it will be smaller than the one in the movie, but it’s definitely not toned down, per the wishes of my groomzilla. D’s very involved in every detail. My dude is having a princess moment. Me? I did the wine tasting, and I’ve said yes to the dress. In fact, I’ve said yes to a few of them. That’s the joy of getting married to a man who loves clothes and wardrobe changes: You can have more than one dress.”
The brown-skinned bombshell went on to fondly reminisce about how their engagement came to be in the first place.
“We were at the construction site in Miami where we’re building our dream home—aka the money pit,” she says. “I was wearing my Prada combat boots, no makeup, and D had a videographer recording the whole thing.”
Though their marriage will be a life-altering experience in more ways than one, Gabby says she adores her soon-to-be stepsons.
“I went from no kids to D getting full custody, and the next day we had a full house. So it was instant. Our lives never skipped a beat. When you’re someone who goes from never having thought about birthing her own babies to a ready-made family that has immediate needs and wants and desires, your life takes a back burner. If I were lucky enough to have one come out of my body, then great, I’d be totally open to that. But D’s kids are more than just part of the wedding. They are part of my life. They’re a package deal.”
After all she’s been through, the actress also shared how she came to the realization that happily ever after, in some way, does exist and what it took for her to realize what makes her happy.
“My [life] coach had me write down 10 things that made me happy. All I came up with was ground meat, imitation crab, and a cold beer. And A.J. said to me, ‘Gabby, if you don’t know what makes you happy, how can someone else know?’ So now I finally know: a warm environment with my dude. Our family. Our friends. Our dogs. I still like a cold beer. I love my girlfriends,” she said. “Regardless of whatever happens, whatever comes and goes. I’m good.”
Read Gabby’s full interview here. Check out photos from her flawless photoshoot on the following pages.
Dwyane Wade Speaks On Kobe’s Comments That Miami Heat Supported Justice For Trayvon Martin Because He Was Black
You’ve probably already heard about the statements Kobe Bryant made in the new issue of The New Yorker about the Miami Heat’s decision to post an image on Twitter as a team with hoodies on and up back in 2012. They did this in solidarity for Trayvon Martin, and as a call for justice. If you didn’t get to check out what Bryant said about the team’s picture, here it is. It had quite a few people upset:
“I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, just because I’m African-American. That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and as a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American, we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, if we’ve progressed as a society, then you don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.”
One of the people who stood in that picture was Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade. In a quick chat with Bleacher Report before a Heat game on Friday (Wade is currently out with a hamstring injury), he was asked to share his thoughts about Bryant’s controversial statements. Wade said that being fathers of young black boys, and knowing Martin was killed in the very state they play in was the major reason they wanted to get the word out about his death back before it was making national news:
“It was our backyard, and being in our backyard, being something that a lot of guys on this team—not only growing up in the kind of environment that Trayvon was in—but also having young boys. Knowing that he is a big fan of the Miami Heat. That is something that we got behind. As a team. I can’t even say the organization. It was as a team. We got behind it. And it was more so that than the color of his skin.
There’s a lot of causes that go on, that players get behind, and it’s not all black causes. You know what I mean? Most of the causes have something to do with something that’s near and dear to you. Like Chris [Bosh] writing on his shoe earlier in the year, because his wife is Venezuelan. It’s the same kind of thing. So it’s just a difference of opinion.”
Bleacher Report says that Chris Bosh wrote “SOS Venezuela” on his playing shoe to protest current living conditions in the country. And LeBron James even got involved in getting people signed up for healthcare before the deadline on Monday. But as for seeking justice for Martin, while race played a role, being able to relate to the teen and being fathers was also a factor.
Kobe has since spoken out again on Twitter after folks (black Twitter of course), came for him.
What do you think about Wade’s response to Bryant’s opinions?
Hollywood “It” couple Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union celebrated their recent engagement during a swanky shindig at the Pearl Champagne Lounge in Miami. The after-hours event went down this past weekend with a guest list that included celebs such as Kelly Rowland, Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx as well as the couple’s family and friends.
“They arrived with a big group of family,” a partygoer tells E!
Gabby’s parents were also in attendance and from the looks of it, they had a blast.
“You know it’s a good time when Pops is turnt up in the club… #pearlchampagnelounge #ohmyleg #noYOUtellmydadhesbeencutofffrombottleservice,” the “Being Mary Jane” actress posted in an Instagram message.
The party had a white theme and servers were dressed in all white.
“They seemed really in love,” the partygoer continued. “He had his hand on her side all night. The party felt very intimate. They spent a lot of time talking to family members.”
Check out photos from the lovely party on the following pages.