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Featured Article: Gabrielle Union for Women’s Health US March 2019


Actress and new mom Gabrielle Union covers the March 2019 issue of Women’s Health US (photo by Peggy Sirota). Inside, she talks openly about her struggles with fertility – including 9 miscarriages and 3 years of failed IVF, how motherhood has changed her, and how she maintains a healthy and active lifestyle.

On her fertility problems, surrogacy, and an Adenomyosis diagnosis: “There’s nothing more that I wanted than to cook my own baby…the idea of it felt like surrendering to failure.”

On choosing a surrogate: “Some people care about the race, religion, or food habits of their surrogate. I was like, ‘I want a reader.’”

On her fear of the public’s reaction to her surrogate pregnancy: “People want to see the bump, hear that you got hemorrhoids—they want to know you’re like them. I was like ‘This is going to seem like the most Hollywood shit ever. Will I be embraced as a mom? It’s terrifying.”

On how becoming a mother in her 40s proved to be the right time for Gabrielle: “Any earlier and the FOMO would have greatly influenced how I parented. I’ve seen it. I’ve done it. I’ve done it well. I’ve gotten all the T-shirts. Now I’m in the right mindset and mental space, and I’m open to being the best mom I can be.”

On maintaining an active lifestyle: “I need sun. I need Vitamin D on my face. Give me a trail, a park, a walk down the street with the dogs, a breeze, rain. I’ll go hike. I’ll get a lawn chair and sit outside my trailer so I’m not trapped inside.”

On working out with husband Dwayne Wade and family: “Training together, struggling, failing, trying to be better—it’s been a cool thing that doesn’t feel like, ‘Let’s go talk about our feelings.’ It’s like, I’m a cool mom!’” Images courtesy of Women’s Health. (source)


Gina Rodriguez, Gabrielle Union, Emma Roberts & Ellen Pompeo for Porter Edit November 16th 2018


Matthew Sprouty shot the cover. (source)


Featured Article: Gabrielle Union for Redbook March 2018


On shutting down negativity: “When someone starts gossiping, I’ll be like, ‘I can’t.’ It stops people cold. They’ll ask, ‘What? What can’t you do?’ Then I’m like, ‘Listen to this. Yeah, I can’t. It’s sooo negative. Can we go back to your kid spitting? Because that was funny.’ You have to do it with a wink and a nod, but it shuts people down. I used to just do it if the conversation was centered on a loved one – you’re not talking s—it about my friends or my family members in front of me. But now it’s in general, because when you let that into your space, whether or not you’re going to spread it or agree with it, your silence makes you complicit in negative energy, and that comes back.”

On listening to someone else’s story and triggering her PTSD from sexual assault: “On my book tour, a lot of cities felt like a revival—there were so many disclosures of abuse during the Q&A portion of talks and during the book signing; even as I was driving away people were flagging down my car in tears. I didn’t realize how big the need was for so many people to just get it out, to have someone look them in the eye and say, ‘I believe you.’ I cried a lot. I Skyped a lot with my life coach, because the horrors that I was taking in triggered my PTSD. But I feel a responsibility to offer that sense of safety and support. And luckily I have the means to help myself at the end of the night.”

On creating a “happy list”: “I started working with a therapist who asked me to list things that make me happy, and one of my top three was imitation crab! You’re not on the right track if you say imitation crab. So the therapist started to ask questions: ‘What don’t you like? What annoys you? Have you ever experienced euphoria?’ Examine those moments and you’ll start to figure out who you really are.”

On following her dreams: “I make a vision board every year. Some of the pictures on my first one were of a haircare line, Kenya, and a Clearblue pregnancy test. As goals manifest, I’ve been able to look at my boards and say,‘Damn, I put in a lot of work and deserve it.’ That’s helped me to stop feeling suspicious of joy. To not sabotage some­thing before I’ve had a chance to do it because I assume I’ll be rejected. The only things that have not come to pass are a cosmetics line, Machu Picchu, and a baby. I’ve had the positive stick, but also a number of miscarriages, so maybe I just have to go more specific and show a woman with a human being traveling through her orifices. I’ll put those things back on this year’s board and see what happens.” (source)


Featured Article: Gabrielle Union for Elle Canada March 2018


Gabrielle Union wears Bottega Veneta dress and Tiffany & Co. jewelry on the March cover of Elle Canada art directed by Jed Tallo. Photography by Nino Muñoz with styling by Sarah Schussheim. Hair and makeup by Larry Sims and Fiona Stiles, nails by Steph Stone. (source)


Featured Article: Gabrielle Union for The Cut October 2017


Gabrielle Union is photographed by Tim Zaragoza for The Cut October cover, styled by Thomas Christos Kikis. Hair and makeup by Larry Sims and Renny Vazquez. (source)


Gabrielle Union for Ocean Drive February 2012


The actress was photographed by Steve Erie for the cover.

Image via Ocean Drive.


Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade for Essence February 2012


Image via Who’s Dated Who.


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