Gabrielle Union is an American actress, and she’s also the beautiful wife of the NBA player Dwyane Wade. He’s a shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls, and has established himself as one of the most well-known and popular players in the NBA. Wade had a successful college career at Marquette University, and later he was drafted 5th overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 NBA Draft. Wade departed the Heat in free agency in 2016 to start playing with the Bulls. Keep reading to learn more about the gorgeous Gabrielle!
Before talking about her, there are some things about Dwyane that we’d like to share with you:
Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. was born on January 17, 1982. He’s a Chicago, Illinois native, and his parents are JoLinda and Dwyane Wade, Sr., whose name’s unusual spelling was decided by his own mother! The NBA player has an older sister named Tragil. Their childhood wasn’t easy: their mother was on drugs and in the gang environment. JoLinda and Dwyane Wade, Sr. separated when their son was only 4 months old.
The Bulls’ shooting guard was able to get over all those issues from his childhood, and during his professional basketball career he had the top-selling jersey in the NBA for nearly two years! This made him lead the league in jersey sales from the 2005 NBA Playoffs until the midpoint of the 2006-07 season.
Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade was born on October 29, 1972. She’s originally from Omaha, Nebraska. Gabrielle began her acting career in the 90s, and she’s also a model. Mrs. Union-Wade is the daughter of Theresa (Glass), a phone company and social worker, and Sylvester E. Union, a business executive and military sergeant. Gabrielle’s parents divorced after 30 years of marriage, but Dwyane’s wife is very thankful with them because they always put their children first and didn’t involve them into the struggle.
Mrs. Union-Wade attended the University of Nebraska and played on its club soccer team, and then got transferred to Cuesta College. She eventually moved to UCLA and earned a degree in Sociology. At the same time, she interned at the Judith Fontaine Modeling & Talent Agency while studying in her senior year at UCLA to earn extra academic credits. Her first audition was for “Saved by the Bell”!
The Wades began dating in 2009, and according to Wade, they briefly split up at some point early in 2013 because of career demands. Dwyane and a longtime friend conceived a son during that time. This child, Xavier, was born in November 2013. Wade and Union reconciled after that and became engaged in December 2013. They married on August 30, 2014, in Miami. The Wades spent their honeymoon in the Maldives and Tanzania.
Union once revealed that she and Wade would be signing a a prenuptial agreement to protect their individual assets. Gabrielle became a stepmother to Xavier and Dwyane’s two elder sons from his first marriage: Zaire and Zion.