Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade was born on the 29th of October, 1972. She is a beautiful American actress who began her career in the 1990s. Let’s see why she is regarded as a strong woman
She began her career in the 1990s, appearing on television sitcoms, before landing supporting roles in teen comedy films She’s All That and 10 Things I Hate About You (1999).
Her breakthrough role was in the 2000 teen comedy film Bring It On.
During her childhood, she was taught “to be an independent woman, standing on my own two feet, and that’s the road I opted to take.” According to Union, her mother taught her to have “a world perspective”.
Before she became “strong”, she had self-esteem issues. Union grew up with self-esteem issues relating to her appearance, as she believed growing up that blonde women were “the ideal of beauty” and “if I looked nothing like that, then I must be ugly.”
She longed to be acknowledged for her physical appearance. “I was never really looked upon as being pretty.”
In 1992, at the age of 19, Union was attacked and raped at her part-time job at a Payless Store. Union has stated that she would not have survived the attack had it not been for lessons she learned by watching Oprah Winfrey’s talk show. Now that was a strong teen.
Union is an advocate for survivors of assault.
In 2009, Union began dating NBA player Dwayne Wade. According to Wade, he and Union briefly split up at some point early in 2013 because of career demands.
During that time, Wade fathered a son, Xavier, born in November 2013 with a long time friend. Wade and Union reconciled, and became engaged in December 2013, the month after the birth.
The couple married on August 30, 2014, in Miami, Florida.Upon the marriage, Union became a stepmother to Xavier and Wade’s two elder sons from his first marriage, Zaire (born 2002) and Zion (born 2007).
In 2017, Union launched Flawless by Gabrielle Union, a line of hair care products catered to people with textured hair.