Gabrielle Union On Having Kids With Dwyane Wade And Living Between LA & Miami

Gabrielle Union graces the latest cover of Ocean Drive magazine. In it she discusses starting a family with DWade, why she still has her home in L.A. and why she loves living in Miami.

On keeping her house in California:
“[It has been] great because I have my own career and life elsewhere, I have a home I paid for with my own money, and I need to be able to nurture that as well.”

On life with Dwyane Wade in Miami:
“D and I have a life together, too. I love my life in Miami, I can’t imagine functioning without both, I love the design district, I love Midtown, I love what’s happening downtown now. I can be at People’s Bar-B-Que or Sustain or Prime One Twelve, and I’m comfortable. It’s rare for me to feel that level of freedom. Miami represents joy for me.”

On her career:
“I’ve been lucky; for the past year, I haven’t really auditioned for anything; the parts I got were straight-up offers. I’m not so grand that I wouldn’t audition. In fact, I wish I could audition more. There are a lot of people who won’t give me a chance because I was in ‘Bring It On’ one thousand years ago. They don’t think I can be more than that sassy sidekick. I guess they didn’t see ‘Cadillac Records’ or ‘Neo Ned.’”

On starting a family:
“I was never someone who thought about having kids – I mean, they’re great in theory, but I never imagined having one [myself]. Maybe over the next five years I could wrap my brain around becoming a mother and what that would mean in terms of sacrifice and dedication. I don’t do anything impulsively, so more toward the five years out than the one-year.”

How she feels when she’s away from Miami:
“A week away is pretty much it for me. When I land in Miami, I feel like I’ve been holding my breath and am finally exhaling. I can breathe. I feel accepted, welcomed. I feel like I can be my true self, the woman I always aspired to be… More in Miami than any other place.”


People always look at women as if they’re crazy or lying if they say they don’t want kids or don’t want to be married. It’s not for everyone. That pressure to get married leads to a lot of divorces. Just ask Kim Kardashian. Plus, keeping her home is a SMART thing to do. They aren’t married. Why would she sell her property?


  • kim

    At that 39 she may as well give up having kids, I don’t think will ever happen nor do I think he will ever marry her. Truly indeed I think in the near future he will be back with the ex. There relationship seem so awkward, I think that she has basically used him for media, because like now she’s finally coming out and being in movies again. Also Gabrielle has never been a sucessful actress, and at 39 she still doesn’t get. Beautiful she is and she should just stickat modeling becasue years later she still has a long ways to go for acting.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think she’s too worried about him marrying her. If she were that concerned she’d move to Miami full time and stop acting right?

    What movie roles has he gotten her? I think people just don’t like her so they pick random things to say.

    Why is she not successful? She’s a working actress? She works yearly. Can’t say that about a lot in that industry. To each their own. 

  • Meekie5117

    I may never know why people is saying what dwade and gabby gonna do like they are there. They already stated they are in no hurry and she has four movies coming out this year plus a couple magazines and other work she does. She as successful as some other black actresses but always gets a bad rap because of lies they read on some blogs. Im glad she is secure in herself that she doesnt let the negativity of haters affect her living.