“We Just Have To Recognize The Obvious Signs”: Gabrielle Union Offers Relationship Advice Pre-Baby Scandal

January 6, 2014  |  

In an interview with The Jasmine Brand, right before Dwyane Wade proposed to her and before it would be revealed that he had a baby with another woman during their relationship (aka, their “break”), Gabrielle Union actually shared some good relationship advice for Being Mary Jane fans. The show returns tomorrow at 10 p.m. EST and to help promote it, Union chatted it up with the site at an early Being Mary Jane screening. Not only did she talk about what we can expect from this season, but she gave advice for red flags women should look out for in their relationships. Veeery interesting.

What Fans Should Expect From The New Season:

Oooooh, the first season. A lot of excitement, a lot of drama and a lot of sex. A lot of bad decisions on Mary Jane’s part. God bless her. She can’t get right. But its good, it’s like, within one episode you might be wanting to hug her, wanting to cuss her out, cheering for her, wanting to slap her. Um, then at the end of the day say, ‘Can you just get right? Can you just make some good decisions?’ So we’re just along with her on this journey of trying to have it all and kind of failing miserably [laughs].

Red Flags And When A Woman Should Know It’s Time To Let Go Of Her Man:

Um, when they don’t call you back [laughs]? No. If you ever have to put ‘never answer‘ in the phone, that may be a good sign that that relationship has run its course. If you don’t look forward to seeing them. If the relationship starts to feel like a job could be a sign. A lot of times as women, we look at men as a carton of milk and we see the expiration date come and gone. It’s spoiled and now it’s curdled and it’s damn near blue cheese and we’re still like, ‘No I can put it on my cereal, no, it’s still good, I’ll just stir it around and add some water.’ It’s done. Throw it away. It’s gonna make you sick. We just have to recognize the obvious, obvious signs.

What Inspirational Saying She Lives By:

“Bad things happen to people every day. Your pain is not unique. Now what?”

She makes some really good points (especially with the cereal metaphor), and the quote definitely seems fitting considering all she went through (under the radar) last year. I just wonder if she knew this whole baby news was going to drop when it did of if they planned to keep it under wraps before that source went out and spoke? Was it in her mind when she delivered the relationship advice? I’m just weird like that. But either way, I’m trying to find out whose TV I can get to tomorrow to check out the season premiere of Being Mary Jane, because I know it’s going to be GOOD. Check out full video of her interview over at The Jasmine Brand and share your thoughts. 

What do you make of her advice? Will you be tuning in to the show tomorrow? 


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