She ain’t a gold digger, but she ain’t messing with no broke n!**ga!
Gabrielle Union wanted to make it clear to her then fiancée D Wade and to the world that she did not need or desire her basketball hubby’s fortune. She has been making a splash in Hollywood since the late 90’s and has become one of the top seeking African American actresses…………..and she wants to make sure the world was reminded of that fact. This is what she told Yahoo Style.
“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”.
“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,” the Being Mary Jane actress continued. “I have my own wagon and star.”
Back in February 2014, Union made her prenup intentions known during The Arsenio Hall Show. “I’ve never seen Dwyane balance a checkbook,” she said at the time. “I have to protect my stuff”.
I totally get why Union did what she did, she has worked her butt off accomplishing her dreams and breaking barriers; marriage should not take away from that. I think there relationship compliments and polish their individual images, plus the way they function as a unit.
This is the second marriage for both. Union was married to NFL star Chris Howard from 2001 to 2005. The couple did not have a prenup. Wade was married to high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches from 2002 to 2007. The exes are parents to sons Zaire, nearly 13, and Zion, 7. He’s also dad to son Xavier, 14 months, from a previous relationship. Wade first divorce was messy, so I am pretty sure the prenup gives him ease.