Gabrielle Monique Union Wade (born October 29, 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American actress and former model. Among her notable roles is her performance as the cheerleader opposite Kirsten Dunst in the film Bring It On, (2000).
In 2000, she played a medical doctor in the CBS drama series City of Angels. In 2003, Union starred opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the hit film Bad Boys II. Also in 2003, she starred with LL Cool J in Deliver Us from Eva. In 2008, she was featured in the film Cadillac Records with Adrien Brody, Beyoncé Knowles and Jeffrey Wright. In 2012, Union was featured in an ensemble cast of the film version of Think Like a Man.
Union admits to being "obsessed" with Janet Jackson since her childhood. She has also voiced her admiration for Diana Ross, and Kimberly Elise. Union enjoys the music of Lil' Kim, 50 Cent and Luther Vandross. In particular, she favored Vandross' duet with Beyoncé, "The Closer I Get to You". Union is friends with Oprah Winfrey.
Union has insisted that she would not have survived her victimhood after her rape had it not been for watching Winfrey's talk show. Winfrey stated Union's speech upon receiving the Fierce and Fearless Award, where Union admitted that she had once reveled "in gossip and rumors", inspired her because she "had never heard anyone be that honest in public or private about the competition and fierce drive to be seen and succeed in Hollywood."
From college onward, Union has reread The Autobiography of Malcolm X every year after a professor told her to read it continuously because of it being relatable to different aspects of a person's life. Union, after reading the autobiography several times throughout the years, concluded that the professor was correct.
Union is a spokeswoman for Neutrogena. She became affiliated with Neutrogena in 2004. Jan Hall, President of Neutrogena in North America at the time she joined, praised her as "a beautiful and spirited woman, who truly personifies the fresh, healthy look of Neutrogena and we are excited to have her join our team".
In 2010, Union launched Love & Blessings, a clothing line for plus-sized women. The line was inspired by Union's full-figured sister. In March 2014, Union released her first wine, "Vanilla Puddin'". While in high school, Union dated former NBA player Jason Kidd. Union has said Kidd broke up with her two weeks before junior prom.
Union met NFL player Chris Howard at a party in 1999. They married on May 5, 2001, and separated in October 2005. The divorce was finalized in 2006. Union says that when she got divorced she "sort of realized that I hadn't been making sound choices which were the best for me to pursue my hopes and dreams and aspirations and passions." In a 2014 interview, Union stated that she may have rushed into the relationship for the wrong reasons, noting that, "in my 20s, I was all about getting the ring." Union had earlier reflected that she spent much of the marriage "upset" and from the relationship, she realized that the men in her life were "just human."
In 2009, Union began dating NBA player Dwyane Wade. According to Wade, he and Union briefly split up at some point early in 2013 because of career demands. During that time, Wade and a longtime friend conceived a son, Xavier, born in November 2013. 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). Union stated in an interview prior to the marriage that she and Wade would be signing a prenuptial agreement to protect their individual assets. Union and Wade spent their honeymoon in the Maldives and Tanzania.
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