Gabrielle Union: “I borrow expensive sh*t and give it back”


Gabrielle Union recently talked to Uptown magazine about how she lives within a budget, borrowing expensive stuff, and if she’s ready to have children of her own.

On being the “provider” for she and Dwyane in L.A.:
I feel like Dwyane provides for us in Miami and I should provide for us in L.A.

I bought a really great house and we’re remodeling. What I wanted is really in Bel-Air, but I have a deep Valley budget, so I’m there. I got a lot of what I wanted, but I had to reevaluate my priorities.


On living below her means:
I live so far below my means that if the career was taken away, I could get a job based on my level of education and my job skills, and I could still afford what I have. I plan ahead for the destruction, my financial ruin.

I might borrow some hot sh*t, but you’re gonna come to my house and be like, ‘What happened to that dope bag that cost as much as a home?’ I borrow that. I give it right back.

On finding out about her leaked internet pictures:
I literally heard the day after I got married. It happened after [we had] the most epic discussion with pre-teens and teenagers about Internet safety, social media, being a target and having to be smart.

The next day I had to say, ‘Ummm. Of no fault of my own, um, you know, I’m naked on the Internet.’​

On relationship drama & handling break ups:

I have no idea what went on in [my parents’ break up] because they didn’t make it our business.

Everyone contributes to the demise of a relationship and everyone contributes to a healthy relationship. You handle breakups with grace. Kids need to think well of both parents.

On whether or not she’ll have kids of her own with Dwyane:
I think my brain and my heart are screaming baby fever. My ovaries, however, they’re coughing up dust. Yes, it’s in my heart and in my mind, and we’ll see if my body catches up with that.

Spotted at Bossip