Gabrielle Union on Prenup With Dwyane Wade: I Have My Own Star
Before walking down the aisle with Dwyane Wade, Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union made it crystal clear that she would be getting a prenup — unlike her first marriage to NFL star Chris Howard. Now that the power couple has been married for about six months, the 42-year-old actress is opening up about her decision to sign those all-important papers before saying “I do.”
“For women in Hollywood, when they’re coupling, everything is about the brand,” Gabrielle told Yahoo Style. “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.”
Gabrielle further explained the decision, insisting that she wants to keep her and Dwyane’s empires separate — if only to prove that she is her own woman with her own star power.
Now that it’s time to get married to a man who happens to play basketball and has done well for himself, I want t o make it clear that I have in no way hitched my wagon to his star,” the Top Five actress said. “I have my own wagon and star.”
This is the second marriage for both Gabrielle and Dwyane. She was previously married to Chris (without a prenup) and Dwyane was married to his high school sweetheart, Siohvaughn Funches. While Gabrielle has no children (yet), Dwyane has three kiddos — Zaire, Zion, and Xavier — from his previous relationships.
We have no doubt that Gabrielle and Dwyane will make their marriage last, but we suppose a prenup is a good idea when you have two powerhouses getting hitched.