Gabrielle Union Says Dwyane Wade’s Relationship Resume Was ‘Crap’ When They First Met
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have been churning out some prime Instagram content lately. Not only are the two vacationing in Greece right now (featuring photos of Gabrielle absolutely killing it in bikinis), but the two have also created an Instagram account for their adorable six-month-old daughter, Kaavia James.
Basically, Gabrielle, 46, and Dwyane, 37, are the most swoon-worthy couple on the planet. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the America’s Got Talent judge and NBA player. The couple has stayed together for years through divorces, breakups, and even fertility issues.
Seems like a pretty solid, uh, union right? Here’s everything you need to know about Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s relationship, from the very beginning.
Both hired by promoters to host a Super Bowl party, the pair met professionally while Wade was still married to his ex Siohvaughn Funches, whom he filed for divorce from four months later. (Around the same time, rumors began to heat up that the NBA star was secretly dating Union.)
Union, on the other hand, had just divorced her ex, NFL running back Chris Howard, a year earlier, and was cautious about Dwyane. “When I met Dwayne, his résumé looked like crap: athlete, going through a divorce, nine years younger than me,” Union told Glamour in 2014. “None of that screamed, ‘Let’s have a lasting relationship.’
Still, they didn’t really talk at the event. “I stayed on one side of the room with my people,” Union told Essence. “We like to party and he doesn’t drink at all. He was on the other side of the room holding bible study.”