Update: Gabrielle Union And D. Wade Took Care Of That Marriage License Issue
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?