American actress Gabrielle Union has revealed how she was left devastated and broken after discovering that her husband, Dwyane Wade, had conceived a baby with another woman.
Recalling the devastating moment in her memoir You Got Anything Stronger, the actress stated she and the NBA star were not in a “good place” when the baby was conceived, but according to her, they were in a “much better” space when she learned the truth.
Speaking about the traumatic experience, she writes: “In 2013, before we were married, Dwyane had a baby with another woman. It should go without saying that we were not in a good place at the time that child was conceived.
“But we were doing much better when he finally told me about the pregnancy. To say I was devastated is to pick a word on a low shelf for convenience. There are people—strangers 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 Being Mary Jane star began dating Dwyane Wade in 2008, and while they were on a break in 2013, he fathered his now-7-year-old son, Xavier, which left the actress devastated when she learned of this. Eventually, the duo got married in 2014 and attempted to have their own children, which proved to be a challenge.
Union was having difficulty getting pregnant due to adenomyosis, a form of endometritis that often causes infertility in women. At that point, she had gone through IVF and had several miscarriages, so the experience of Dwyane Wade fathering a child was traumatic for her.
“The experience of Dwyane 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.
The couple was able to pull through, building a happy home, and they finally welcomed their daughter, Kaavia, via a surrogate in 2018.
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