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Gabrielle Union Explains Why She Wanted Pre-Nup With Husband Dwyane Wade

Gabrielle Union Explains Why She Wanted Pre-Nup With Husband Dwyane Wade

Gabrielle Union rocks a bold trench coat for a feature in Yahoo Style!

Here’s what the 42-year-old actress had to share:

On asking, husband, Dwyane Wade to sign a pre-nup: “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. I want people to know the work that it took to get through UCLA, that I had student loans and worked. I was eating Top Ramen and lived well below my means. 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. I have my own wagon and star.”

Her feelings on, co-star, Chris Rock’s recent article about how few black women there are in movies and television: “I think it was part of a larger conversation about a lack of real inclusion in the casting process. They say, “We just went with the best candidate,” but if you’re never considered, you never have a chance. I don’t think people won’t tune in to True Detective if I was Colin Farrell’s wife, or if it was Eva Mendes or Viola Davis. He was pointing out if you look at the biggest films and television shows, there’s not a lot of diversity. The fact that there’s a massive controversy about [the new Star Wars having] a black Stormtrooper is crazy. It’s a made-up world. But in movies, even if you’re in an outer-space community, there’s no diversity. Damn, that says a lot”.

On actors and athletes becoming more vocal and political: “People have always had their own personal views, but they weren’t challenged. I don’t think there’s any footage from back then where Michael Jordan was asked about an issue. I’ve known Michael for a long time, and I couldn’t tell you what his views are. It’s not something that comes up. He’s from before there was social media. In this day, there’s a news story about celebrities every second. People are demanding a lot more. The fact that I can do a press junket for a movie and people ask me what’s happening in my uterus says a lot. They want 110 percent of what you have to offer. But now that I’ve been given a voice, I’m going to use it.”

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  • j b

    Was really happy to see her nude pictures leaked during The Fappening.

  • Starlight

    Good for you, Gabrielle.

  • Sim

    Ah because when I’ m watching BET I think diversity.

  • Tamia

    you sound like a complete idiot. BET was created to give African Americans a place to show off their talents and see themselves on TV when networks weren’t showing any of us. And if you hadn’t noticed, the only reason why there’s a lot more black people on tv is because of Scandal becoming a hit a couple years ago. If i want to see diversity i would not watch 95% of the networks on TV. If i turn to any TV show on network tv, there’s a predominately white cast with one or two “token” black people for fairness. Every time black people try to celebrate ourselves someone has a problem with it like white people/entertainers aren’t celebrated every damn day.

  • Kelly

    I met a guy on Tinder couple of days ago who look like Dwyane. I even got this free book on how to be better with guys (http://po.st/trFTIl) so I was prepared to say the least! But yeah, the date wasn’t anything special.. the guy was a total douche :(

  • Dory Phore

    I often do not care to respond to ignorant comments like yours. But, I will do this once and only once. At the time BET was created, MTV did NOT play music from black artists (not even Michael Jackson, who was one of the biggest artists at the time). Michael Jackson’s record label had to threaten to boycott MTV (by withholding the music of popular white artists from the label) until they played Michael Jackson.

    This was common. The same reason BET exists, is the same reason blacks had their own radio stations. Mainstream (whites) did not give black entertainers any time on air (Ed Sullivan was the exception) and so blacks were forced to create their own stations to help themselves.

    It seems whites are offended because BET has the word “black” in its name. But whether CMT, NBC, CBS or ABC has the words “white” or “caucasian” in its name is irrelevant (a rose by any other name is still a rose). Those networks have the same “monoracial” percentage as BET) and guess what? BET is ONE channel compared to the sea of white channels.

  • PhDiva

    Her position is commendable and a credit to her character. The problem is HIS character and wandering ways.

    Given the fact that he cheated on her and got another woman pregnant when they were dating, I would say that he OWES her a decent prenup.

    She should have a cheating prenup like Catherine Zeta-Jones has with Michael Douglas. If he cheats; he pays.

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