Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are one of the most famous power couples in the world. According to D-Wade, the former actress leads their marriage.
The Heat legend began dating the Bad Boys 2 actress in the year 2008. This came after his split with his high school girlfriend, whom he divorced in 2007. Wade also won sole custody of his kids in a court battle with Siohvaughn Funches in 2011.
Wade met Gabrielle in 2008 and they got together in 2009. After a romance of 5 years, the two got married to each other in 2014. Union has taken a step back from her career as an actress.
Currently aged 48, Union is 10 years older than her husband Dwyane. You might have been forgiven for thinking she was a lot younger than this – I certainly didn’t know till a couple of years ago.
The two have often been spotted sizzling the red carper, both at NBA events and awards shows. There’s clearly a lot of love between Wade and his partner.
Dwyane Wade talks about how Gabrielle Union leads their marriage
The class act that D-Wade is, he’s always found a way to acknowledge Gabrielle’s impact on his life. He was recently on an interview where he stated the following:
“It’s not the man leads and the woman follows, that’s not what we live in this house. For me, I have a wife that works not just as hard, harder than I. She had her own career, her own life, before I came along.”
“From my perspective, I was like, ‘How can I be a part of the growth, the evolution, of who she is?’ Not try to change her or stunt her growth.”
Dwyane Wade: I Do Not Lead In My Marriage w/Gabrielle Union! pic.twitter.com/K66ItITXDT
— Willie D (@WillieDLIVE) May 24, 2021
Gabrielle echoes these sentiments herself, as she’s revealed in several interviews. The decision to go for surrogacy and for Gabrielle to welcome D-Wade’s other kids is the example of a family making the best of its circumstances. Zaire and Zaya seem to have a great bond with Gabrielle, and we wish the family a great life ahead.