Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union covers the 11th Anniversary issue of Vegas magazine.
Despite enduring the public humiliation of a having a cheating fiancé (Dwyane Wade), Union still has a lot to be thankful for.
Union stays busy promoting her upcoming film “Think Like a Man Too”, and approving the plans for the "dream home" that she and Wade are building in Miami.
As for her upcoming wedding, she's leaving the planning details to Wade. After all, he's experienced with a wedding (and a divorce).
“He’s having his princess moment. I have been to a wine tasting and said yes to the dress. Everything else he’s handling,” said Union.
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“D’s very involved in every detail. My dude is having a princess moment. Me? I did the wine tasting, and I’ve said yes to the dress. In fact, I’ve said yes to a few of them. That’s the joy of getting married to a man who loves clothes and wardrobe changes: You can have more than one dress.”
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“I felt like I had to become a chameleon,” she says, acting one way with her white friends and another for people in her community. “Even as a popular girl, I was always looking through the window and very afraid of being exposed. I just wanted to assimilate and fit in.”
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“We were at the construction site in Miami where we’re building our dream home—aka the money pit,” she says. “I was wearing my Prada combat boots, no makeup, and D had a videographer recording the whole thing. I went from no kids to D getting full custody, and the next day we had a full house. So it was instant. Our lives never skipped a beat. When you’re someone who goes from never having thought about birthing her own babies to a ready-made family that has immediate needs and wants and desires, your life takes a back burner. If I were lucky enough to have one come out of my body, then great, I’d be totally open to that. But D’s kids are more than just part of the wedding. They are part of my life. They’re a package deal.”
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Photography by Randall Slavin; Styling by Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson for Rachel Zoe Studio; Makeup by Renny Vasquez; Hair by Larry Sims for Exclusive Artists using Got2b; Manicure by Anna Stimson for Exclusive Artists