Actress Gabrielle Union finally breaks her silence about her relationship with Dwyane Wade of the NBA’s Miami Heat. You may remember that D. Wade went through a very ugly divorce with his ex wife Siovaughn a few years ago. Since Gabrielle was the first woman that Wade was seen with after he split with his wife she was automatically giving the label as a home wrecker.
In the most recent issue of Jet magazine she clears up all of the rumors and talks about why she never talked about her relationship before now.
On why she didn’t publicly defend her reputation against rumors she cheated with Dwyane while he was married:
“The kids. For the people that hire me, it’s a non issue. But at the end of the day, Dwyane’s kids are going to be the ones who really suffer. They’re 10 and 4 and a half. They’re old enough to understand the mean things that strangers can say.”
On feeling bullied by her fans who believed she was “the other woman”:
“I think people mistook me taking the high road as an admission of guilt. Dwyane and I made a decision very early to not react to the negativity. And I kept feeling liek the truth would come out. The problem is, when it did, nobody cared. What I discovered on social media is that people don’t read the entire story.”
On handling Siohvaughn’s lawsuits alleging Gabby as a homewrecker and detrimental to her kids:
“I fought it. My life is just too easy to track. So, we were submitting plenty of proof for the times she said I was in Miami. So, it was like, obviously you’re not telling the truth. And then the courts dismissed the case.”
On her current relationship with Siovaughn:
I’ve never had one. I wasn’t involved then-because I wasn’t involved with their marriage–and I don’t have one now.
On contemplating breaking up with Dwyane because of the divorce turmoil:
I did a lot of talking with girlfriends and sorting through my feelings about the madness. This kind of love is a gift. It’s so consistent. There’s no way that I would trade it for people who refuse to simply acknowledge the truth.
Spotted @ The Urban Daily