Good morning! Today we decided to combine Morning Wood & Morning Glory posts for you ladies and gents. We hope you and your family are enjoying your Labor Day weekend. Here in Atlanta it's a cloudy 75 degrees with a 60% chance of thunderstorms. It's not a good day for BBQs or hitting the beach. Fortunately, the weather in Miami was beautiful for 38-year-old Cougar Gabrielle Union, who spent quality time with her boy toy, NBA star Dwayne Wade, 29, and his two sons, Zaire, 9, and Zion, 4, along with their young friends during a family outing on Miami beach on Sunday. Wade won full custody of his sons following a bitter child custody battle with his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches. The couple divorced in 2007.

Gabby wore a string bikini with the word HEAT emblazoned on her backside. Wade plays for the struggling Miami Heat who suffered an embarrassing loss in the 2011 NBA Finals to the lowly Dallas Mavericks. But things will be much different in 2012 if the owners ever come to an agreement and lift the NBA lockout.

Ladies, watch your girlfriends around your men. Especially if she can never keep a man for herself. Always remember -- unless she is a lesbian -- she is your competition. She is paying close attention to your every move. She's taking notes and positioning herself to take advantage of your mistakes. Watch her!

Update: according to a loyal reader, the woman pictured above with D. Wade and Gabby is actress Essence Atkins, who was accompanied by her husband, Jaime Mendez, whom she met on Match.com (thanks blkmiami!). But my advice still stands: watch those thirsty chicks around your man.

  • Secret

    Cool.

    :offtopic: Anyway, will the bloggers report about the death of Jay Z's *alleged* Mistress Cathy Koreanna White

  • MsOnederful

    Watever Dwayne does. He stays in excellent shape. Gabby your figure has always been beautiful. Nothing fake about it. ya-well maybe ya hair! Morning SR FAM! Happy Labor Day! ENJOY!

  • lelo

    Gabrielle's body is amazing but she's got no booty

  • http://www.twitter.com/karazinatl KaraZ

    I bet Shaunie O'Neal wishes she read that donkey years ago...

    @Secret, tons of bloggers have mentioned Kori's death, I want to say even Sandra did too

  • Cinderella

    If you have to be extra cautious of your female friends, then you don't need to have any.

  • Secret

    @ KaraZ

    Thanks

  • flawless001

    *typo*
    never trust your man around your friends :coffee:

  • Eb

    Where the morning wood/glory? All I see is D. Wade and Gabby Union :shrug:

  • Daisy

    If I can't trust my man or my gfriends then I don't need either one of them :rolleyes:

    Cute family pics

    Good Morning hope everybody is enjoying their day OFF :yahoo:

  • http://dawnsheen.blogspot.com/ Dawn Sheen

    unless she is a lesbian — she is your competition.
    ----------

    This is true... I left my bf for a lesbian.... haven't been right since.

  • Daisy

    Gabby's hat is cute

  • Ms. Everything

    :cosign: @Daisy... I think there's a difference between being smart and a raving jealous lunatic not allowing her friends around the man and vice versa even at group functions (I've seen some like that) BUT I'm a big believer in not letting your friends in on all the details of your relationship for a few reasons

    On topic: cute pics and Gabby looks good :thumbsup:

  • blkmiami

    why should gabby be careful? thats actress essence atkins and she's married! either way a cheater is a cheater regardless if they keep a man or not

  • Secret

    @ blkmiami

    Being married does not seem to mean a thing this day and age

  • blkmiami

    the white guy in the white and blue shorts walking in front of dwayne is essence atkins husband Jaime Mendez ...f.y.i

  • cutemama007

    Sandra is on point. PLEASE keep those yamps away from your men. these hoes nowadays pretend to be ur friend, all the while they're "trying" to replace u.

  • blkmiami

    @secret of course not and i never said just because someone is married they cant cheat! in fact if you read my comment i said a cheater is a cheater regardless if they can keep a man or not!!! guess you chose to over look that (shrugs) besides sandra was the one who said "ladies be careful with girlfriends around your man who 'cant keep a man"....essence not only has a man she's married! so where does the she cant keep a man part come in at?

  • blkmiami

    i agree that some woman DO need to watch thier friends around thier men..HOWEVER not all friends are TRIFLIN! so if you have triflin ass friends of course you need to watch em round your man..betta yet how bout WATCHIN YA TRIFLIN ASS MAN! it takes two!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg Fayla aka JuicyFruit

    happy labor day fam! looks like a good time was had by all..gabby & wade look great, i like them as a couple. everyone deserves a shot at happiness. & ur right Auntie, ion keep no heffas round my bew neeva, just cuts down on the bs all around..
    OAN
    Sandreth, I am (im)patiently waiting for thee to accepteth my plea to followeth thee on twitter.
    #OldEnglish
    #theLanguagenottheMaltlikka

  • http://dawnsheen.blogspot.com/ Dawn Sheen

    I like holiday post, all the lurkers and fresh meats post...

  • Cinderella

    @cutemama, You need some self-esteem and better friends. I've never plotted to take a friend's man & I don't hang with women who would do that.

  • Daisy

    @Cinderalla I would like to add #POW to your comment you better :preach: We don't do that in my circle :nono:

    I hate women who love to blame the "other" woman just so they can keep the sorry azz man around when they both need to be kicked to the curb IMO

  • Daisy

    I forgot Essence and Gabby are BFFs

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    I thought Gabby had bigger tits than this... :think:

  • Secret

    @ blkmiami

    I KNOW I WAS AGREEING WITH YOUR STATEMENT. NOT DISAGREEING WITH IT

  • Secret

    oops caps

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    @SANDRA

    :rofl:
    Don't be hipping these females to their friends! You messing up a good thing!

  • Cinderella

    @ Daisy, I don't like women like that either. All women aren't scandalous and all men aren't cheaters.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ KaraZ and Secret: I mentioned her death on Twitter. I didn't think it was blog worthy, especially since the whole story about her and Jay Z was a lie. Stop believing everything you read. Happy Labor Day.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ Ms. Everything:
    Very true. And don't tell your so-called "best friend" all your business. And for God's sake, don't go on vacation with your man and your best friend! She's not just baby sitting your kids for you, she's playing her position! :nono:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    blkmiami says:

    the white guy in the white and blue shorts walking in front of dwayne is essence atkins husband Jaime Mendez …f.y.i
    ________________

    Oh.... :oops:

    Edited: My advice still stands, even though the chick with D. Wade and Gabby is Essence Atkins :coffee:

  • vero

    Morning people ! and Happy labour day !

    This guy really looks like a young Dennis Rodmand :shrugs:

    @Dawn : Your gravi?

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ vero:

    You must be in England? We spell "labor" as "labour" in England :)

  • vero

    lol Sandra : no I'm French from the caribbean and that's how I learnt in school !

  • Daisy

    I don't think Gabby took her BFF on vac looks like it was a couples/family trip to me :shrug:

  • cutemama007

    @daisy self esteem has nothing to do with it. Don't twist my words. If you can bring your friend around you man, hi five. Some people on this earth aren't so trusting like yourself.

  • Secret

    @ Sandra Rose

    Who was believing everything they read? I dont believe in anything what anyone tells me unless it is hardcore facts and I can research it myself.

    Back to topic People cheat it will happen and no one should know your business anyway. If you have a therapist they shouldnt even know all your business

  • Daisy

    @cute I didn't say anything about self esteem. I was referring to the better friend comment. I don't know you or your self esteem. I don't hang around men or women I can't trust point blank period.

  • KayCeiSoul

    Good Afternoon Fam! *waves*

    *swaying from side to side with bbq like Mike Epps in his comedy special*

    Gabby and Dwayne are hanging in there! I would not be suprised if they tied the knot. As someone else stated, not that marriage means that much anymore to some people, but I kinda see that in their future. My "eye" could be kinda off.

    They look like morning splinters or morning plank. But thank ya' just the same for posting it Sandra. *grateful*

  • KayCeiSoul

    The friends I have don't roll like that, but it is sound advice for those who DO have hoochettas for friends.

    A guy I know just got married, he and the wife work together, and he is still cheating with another chic in the office. They ALL work together. That is the example of a hoochetta. It's bad out here. He's the worst for it, but how can you (the chic) just smile in this woman face everyday and still be getting flogged by her husband? Wickedness, ratchedness, triflingness, tackiness.

    Many men foster that "I must do my duty and service the community" attitude towards cheating partly due to the high ratio of desperate women to limited numbers of men.

  • ssweetheart85

    Lol...ok so the advice Sandra gave is all fine and good..but its a case by case basis. Clearly Essence is married and pregnant..so I doubt she is looking to swoop in on D. Wade....and evidently since she met her man on match.com sounds like she isn't really into all the celeb dating etc..or tried her had at it and didn't like it.

    But must agree with watching ur friends around your man..not everyone is your friend..even if you have known them for years or however. Not everyone can be happy in their current positions. I just say keep the majority of your business to yourself...have an open and honest communication with your man and always trust instincts. If she is one of those females who always has to have someone else's man..trust she will be out for yours...

  • KrayZKat

    Why, may I ask, is the focus ALWAYS on the other woman? If you have to be worried about your "friend" getting at your man, then you don't trust your man, and maybe watch who you have as friends.

    Any woman who would stoop as low as to go after another woman's man is trifling, but if he can't control his nether regions, he's MORE trifling since HE'S the one in the relationship with you.

  • KrayZKat

    "I don’t hang around men or women I can’t trust point blank period."

    ^^^^^^^^ :yes:

  • lola773

    Happy Labor Day :yahoo: #noworkallplay

    Cute bikini Gabby

  • cougar lover

    same thing goes with dudes. if ya boy always around ya lady, and he aint got your back like a brother, he will try to chop her down. All while he dapping you up. Never let your close friend have close friendships with your mates to the point that they are doing things without you, under the guise of, "we knew you wouldn't want to go to a museum, and i knew ya boy was into the arts..blah..blah..blah"

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    KrayZKat says:

    Why, may I ask, is the focus ALWAYS on the other woman? If you have to be worried about your “friend” getting at your man, then you don’t trust your man, and maybe watch who you have as friends.
    __________________

    Because men are wired to cheat. Unfortunately, cheating is a byproduct of the evolutionary process which was necessary to further the human species. There are simply not enough males for every female on earth. But you ladies don't like to share. So watch your female friends (and fellas, watch your boys). No matter what they say to you, they can't be trusted. :nono:

  • TeaIsFinallyHere

    My hubby and I have an understanding. He can only bring home girls that I like. That way both of us gets to play and no one is left out. We've been going 7 years strong.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    ssweetheart85 says:

    If she is one of those females who always has to have someone else’s man..trust she will be out for yours…
    ________________

    :applause: This is so true. The fact that she's always around you and your man means she has no life of her own. Women like that want what you have because she's miserable. Watch her carefully if she's always asking questions about the two of you, or she always seems ready to give advice if you're having relationship trouble. Limit your time around her if she can't seem to keep a man of her own. It usually means she's unstable. But women who seem to be in happy marriages can be trouble too! Remember: women (and men) are naturally competitive. Use common sense when it comes to allowing females around your man.

  • KrayZKat

    @Sandra, I sure won't willingly share. I'd rather be alone than have to share my man with another woman.

    If men are hardwired to cheat, how come so many of them stay faithful? I mean, does every man cheat on his wife? Even if they are hardwired to cheat, they are also human beings with a brain (not the one between their legs) that is supposed to be functional. Aren't we the "higher" of all the animal species? Self-control?

    I think we are all hardwired to do a lot of things, but we don't. Just saying.

  • Starr

    I know so many chicks who bring their friends with them on vacation with their man. I could never understand why anyone would want to bring their friends when they should be spending time with their man. And who wants to be the third wheel anyway...unless you got your sights set on something...or someone

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    KrayZKat says:

    @Sandra, I sure won’t willingly share. I’d rather be alone than have to share my man with another woman.

    If men are hardwired to cheat, how come so many of them stay faithful? I mean, does every man cheat on his wife? Even if they are hardwired to cheat, they are also human beings with a brain (not the one between their legs) that is supposed to be functional. Aren’t we the “higher” of all the animal species? Self-control?

    I think we are all hardwired to do a lot of things, but we don’t. Just saying.

    _____

    :applause:

  • TeaIsFinallyHere

    You said:
    I know so many chicks who bring their friends with them on vacation with their man. I could never understand why anyone would want to bring their friends when they should be spending time with their man. And who wants to be the third wheel anyway…unless you got your sights set on something…or someone

    This friend probably like women and is secure enough in her relationship to share her man or the dude may be cool with just watching his girl with her friend.

  • datsmdubya2u

    If men are hardwired to cheat, then women are hardwired to look for a man to provide the most security for her and any offspring. Get Munny :coffee:

  • http://Twitter.com/Juana4ev Joja86

    LOL @ Secret. I definitely tweeted Sandra about that Cathy girl but nothing yet. *shrugs* Figured she'd break it for those who want to forget.

  • http://Twitter.com/Juana4ev Joja86

    Nevermind saw the later responses. Not necessarily believing but since people linked them so much...figured there would be some mention.

  • http://www.twitter.com/karazinatl KaraZ

    If you actually know what a friend is, versus people you spend time with, acquaintances, good ole frenemies and hangers on, you won't have a problem bring the few true friends you have around your man... the rest of them is at your own risk.