Gabrielle Union has mentioned how ‘shattered’ she was when she learned her husband Dwyane Wade got another woman pregnant while she was going through IVF treatments to try to conceive.
The American actress, 48, made the disclosure in her new book You Got Something Stronger, where she wrote about her infertility struggles. “The experience of Dwayne having a baby so easily, while I was unable to, left my soul not just broken into pieces but shattered into fine dust scattering in the wind.”
She continued: “To say I was devastated is to pick a word on a low shelf for convenience. There are people – strangers that I will never meet, who have been upset that I have not previously talked about that trauma. I have not had words, and even after untold amounts of therapy I am not sure I have them now.”
The couple began dating in 2008, which at the time, Wade had two children, Zaire, 18, and Zaya, 12, and he was the legal guardian of his nephew, Dehveon, 18. Although the couple wanted to move forward, Gabrielle Union admits ‘there was no way to disguise’ where the pieces had been ‘glued back together.’ She added,
“So much of what made the decision so difficult was that if I didn’t submit to surrogacy, then I was convinced I needed to let Dwyane go.” Though the pair were ready to pick up the pieces, Union admitted that her ‘feelings weren’t originating from a healthy place,’ largely because of her own struggles getting pregnant.
‘So much of what made the decision so difficult was that if I didn’t submit to a surrogacy, then I was convinced I needed to let Dwyane go,‘ she confessed. ‘Even if he didn’t want to, I had to let him find someone who could give him what he wanted.’ After some reflection, Union began to research surrogacy options. She and Wade married in 2014 and would welcome daughter Kaavia four years later.