August 24, 2019
Thought today they are the ideal couple, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's road to love was bumpy.
Gabrielle Union and her husband Dwyane Wade are a shining example of marital bliss, but getting to where they are today wasn't easy.
In fact, when she met Dwyane, Gabrielle did not consider him a good romantic prospect at all.
When Gaby met Dwyane, she considered him anything but Mr. Right. They first met in 2007 co-hosting a Super Bowl party, and the actress wasn't particularly impressed.
When they reconnected, and Dwyane asked her out, Gaby turned him down.
"His 'resume' looked like crap: athlete, going through a divorce, nine years younger than me. None of that screamed, 'Let's have a lasting relationship,'" she revealed.
Kaavia is Dwyane’s first daughter and he has three sons from previous relationships
One thing that really put Gaby off was the fact that Dwyane was a professional athlete. She revealed in her memoir "We Need More Wine" that she had been dumped by NBA star Jason Kidd two weeks before prom, and that her ex-husband NFL running back Chris Howard was unfaithful throughout their marriage.
But when she ran into Dwyane again, Gabrielle somehow found herself agreeing to a date and the relationship quickly grew serious, even though the basketball player was going through a messy divorce from his high school sweetheart with whom he had two children.
At one stage, the couple decided to split, and during that time Dwyane had a relationship with another woman, and a son was the result.
But they couldn't stay apart for long, and they reconciled. Dwyane proposed, and Gabrielle accepted. They have now been together for 9 years and married for four, and things only seem to get better.
Even Gabrielle's struggles with infertility have been resolved—she suffered 9 miscarriages—and the couple welcomed their daughter Kaavia in November 2018 through a surrogate.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade welcomed their “miracle baby” Kaavia James Wade in November 2018 through a surrogate after the actress had suffered through numerous miscarriages.
Kaavia who is known as "Shady Baby" for her hilarious expressions and thunderous scowls is a social media star and the apple of her doting parents' eyes.
Kaavia is Dwyane’s first daughter and he has three sons from previous relationships: Zaire, 16, Zion, 11 and Xavier.