Gabrielle Union, who stars on the BET show “Being Mary Jane”,admits that her husband of two years now almost didn’t get a shot!
Union reveals that she thought Dwyane Wade was too young for her and didn’t take him seriously at first.
Union recalled calling Wade a “fetus” at one point because he is nine years her junior. Dwyane wanted to date her but she felt the age difference was too great. She said that he “finally wore her down.” She adds, “It was very When Harry Met Sally. One day I just thought, Oh, I guess you could be an option.”
Gabrielle and Dwyane have now been married for two years, but said their relationship started out with a strong friendship. The actress also believes their willingness to open up and communicate with one another made things easier.
Union explained, “If you have good, effective, honest communication, you can handle any issue or problem in a relationship. D is literally my best friend. We really, really enjoy spending time with each other more than anybody else. Well, with D, maybe I’m tied with LeBron! But I’m definitely his favorite female! If you have the chance to marry your best friend, I would highly recommend it.”
Both Gabrielle and Dwyane were married previously and admits his children played a huge part in deciding to marry. She said, “D and I could have gone on for a long time as boyfriend and girlfriend, but the kids were the driving force in wanting us to be a legitimate, like, real—and I’m using my finger quotes—family in their eyes. We got on board with it, and it’s the best decision we could have made—not just for us as a couple, but for our family.”