Actress Gabrielle Union posed with “bad a** mothers” during a meet and greet sponsored by the NY & Company and Breaking In Pictures at the Manhattan Mall on Tuesday in New York City.

The meet and greet was part of “a bad ass mothers” social media campaign launched on Instagram.com to promote her new movie, Breaking In.

The ladies were treated to goodie bags, autographed books, and a makeup makeover.



“A mother’s love is selfless, eternal and unflinching,” Gabrielle says in a video for the campaign. “A mother’s love has no limits. She’s provider, a protector. Mothers don’t run — they fight.

“My new moving Breaking In is about a bada** mother. How is your mother a bada**? Share your story with the hashtag, MamasBreakingIn.”

In the movie, Gabby plays Shaun, an angry feminist single mother who fights to protect her 2 children during a home invasion.

Do you plan to see Breaking In when it opens in theaters on Friday?

The trailer looks boring and implausible. The audience is supposed to believe this single mom has the strength to fight off a group of trained ex-military soldiers.

There’s one scene where Shaun throws a chair at a pane of glass — right where her children are sitting. Thankfully the glass was impact resistant.

Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images



  • sunni_daze

    Her movie will be better than that shit Halle Berry made, she was the weakest mother ever in that joint, no fight all cry. Whereas Gabby appears to be serving ass whoopings.

  • justlooking

    When was the last Halle Berry movie?

  • justlooking

    I will go and support her movie, even though the clips look like I saw the ENTIRE movie. Ummmhmmmmmm

  • KcoolMuziq

    Gabby STAY working! She just completed the ‘Bad Boys’ pilot based off the Will Smith movie.

  • justlooking

    I bet she be around the house talking made smack to DWade. SHRUG

    That awesome get that bag Black Girl.. LOVE IT

  • Ms. Cree

    Need to find the fountain of youth GU is sipping from…. sheesh!

  • KcoolMuziq

    I LOVED their house-flipping show on HGTV! They work so well together. I can see DWade dabbing in acting after he retires.

  • hi-liter

    I hope Gab’s “bad-azz Mother” movie is better than Halle Berry’s “Kidnap” movie……it really wasn’t a bad movie but the studio got shafted because that movie was on the Firestick 3-4 months before it even hit theaters. Halle must of done that movie for free.

  • IamAllnatural

    I love almost everything on HGTV. I saw one show, was it more episodes?

  • stav

    She had to do something, this is nothing but a glorified lifetime movie. She is a C actress at best.

  • IamAllnatural

    Kidnap was one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. I felt like I wasted 2 hours of my life.?

  • IamAllnatural

    Kidnap was out on the fire stick last year.

  • Logan Roberts

    Gabby gotta have some type of blackmail on somebody in Hollywood. She can’t act for shyt and stay getting acting roles.

  • sunni_daze

    You and me both. I actually wanted to fight her

  • sunni_daze

    A year ago, but firestick had it 6 months before that. Hell maybe 2 yrs now.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Not yet! They did a trial run. The network is open to extending the episodes. It was Gabby’s idea and she convinced D-Wade to do it. I guess it depends on the viewership of that first episode.

  • Tiff J

    It’s found in the asses of men. LOL You know since she likes to eat booty. LOL

  • Ms. Cree

    LMAO!!! That can’t be it!

  • IamAllnatural

    ?l was mad with my man too for not switching to another movie because we thought it would get better.

  • justlooking
  • IamAllnatural

    That’s cool, I would rather see them than the rest of those new boring couples they have on now.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Exactly! Sometimes I think they’re hired actors.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    And she’s too old to be the go to bicycle. I swear none of us can figure it out. We just CAN’T.

  • IamAllnatural

    I was waiting for him to explode.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    There you go giving out unauthorized compliments. Heffa aint nothing but K List.

  • justlooking

    that seems like 2 years ago. I can’t watch her, it’s like watching Loosing Isiah. Her range is from here …….. to here

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    What the hell is this? I spelled out ‘wth’ cuz a full explanation is needed.

  • IamAllnatural

    I’ve never thought of that, could be true.?

  • justlooking

    LMAO

  • Scromes1212

    Lol you funny

  • IamAllnatural

    Range=1/2 inch?

  • Coy little wink

    She got a man 9 years younger blowing her back out…plus she eats azz ?

  • Quitedeliteful

    The trailer looks boring and implausible
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    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!! Maybe I’ll watch this on my android box…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Coy little wink

    I don’t like hostage movies so nope…

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What’s an Android box?

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    She was good in Being Mary Jane — (I just started checking that show out on my android box…)

  • tia

    Lmao!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    It’s like the firestick. It’s a small box no bigger than a pack of cigarettes. Plug it into your television, set it up and watch darn near everything for free — Black Panther, Power, The Oath, Being Mary Jane, etc. My box was only $41.00 from Walmart!! Caveat: It came with no instructions! Since my sister is an IT person she was able to program and set it up it for me..

  • Renee26

    I have no desire to see it

  • Renee26

    That wasn’t acting… She was being herself lol

  • Renee26

    It was ?

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Miss Thang

    She’s so beautiful. I must admit I envy her smooth complexion.

  • Miss Thang

    how the hell can someone’s neck be bigger than their head? lordt….

  • stav

    Rofl! True

  • Smith Jane

    No. I need details on what’s going on with Gabbys hair and/or hairline?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Now this look is cute ??… But them other fashions chile …and nah ain’t got time for the movie deal with enough stalking going on in my personal … Been done had a PTSD moment … Nerp… Happy Mother’s Day ladies …. And to all the mothers in the garden …. We can all birth something …. Much love… ? Early mothers day shout

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    First, Gabby looks great!! But honestly Gabby plays the same damn role in every movie. But because shes the only black actress Hollywood seems to know, I will continue to support her movies! This one is gonna be tough tho because its mainly just her. She usually has 5-6 other people that help distract me from her acting or lack there of. You pretty tho girl and until they replace you, I’m here hell!

  • justlooking

    Iono…it was befitting of saying one owns a firebrick and viewing box office….?

  • Bonita

    Gabrielle has no acting range to me. She lacks convincing in her roles. Her emotion comes off as very fake and unauthentic. I’ve never watched a movie with her in it where you could tell she put her heart and soul into the character, so much so that you could feel the character’s emotions in your spirit. E.g. Angela Bassett made you feel her characters emotions in What’s Love Got To Do With It and Waiting to Exhale.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Gabby makes my skin crawl.

  • pure_rachet

    Never heard of it. Why can Gabby never get it 100% right? There is always something off. Very off.

  • pure_rachet

    agree.

  • pure_rachet

    I did like her in 2 Can Play That Game though. Never seen her in anything else.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I agree. Gabrielle is a one-dimensional character. Cold, no real emotion, fake. I suspect she plays herself in every role.

  • 100milesperhour

    She never disappoints w/a granny-panny shoe. Just dammit.

  • bhavana

    There’s something about her that gets on my nerves. She’s very pretty, but annoying.

  • Fire & Ice

    What is going on with her hair line ?. I swear I hate these dildos, chicks are now wearing on their head ?

  • Fire & Ice

    Ikr. I noticed that about her style also ???

  • Fire & Ice

    Ouch! ???

  • Fire & Ice

    Yes!!!! It looks so spray can-nish ?. I thought that she actually had a head full of healthy hair…..very surprising!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I did (binge) watch season 1 on Netflix and part of S2, then they somehow lost me.

  • Fire & Ice

    She probably knows who likes getting their asshole played with……appperantly that’s her specialty ?

  • Fire & Ice

    Lawwwd that kidnap movie was bad. Ugh.. all Halle did was scream like the half white woman that she is. Jesussssss she’s another one who’s one dimensional! Her looks definitely saved her, along with being a Hollywood bicycle, early in her career.

  • The Chosen One

    Tisha Campbell, from the show “Martin,” is even worse.

  • Quitedeliteful

    OMG I am in love with that show!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    It’s late. I just can’t do this with you tonight.

  • Cap

    Looool! She does play MJ a little too well in that show

  • the guest

    Evil! lol

    I think white people and Hollywood always choose a token black and Gabby fits their criteria: black, very pretty and very slim in a conventional white way, even when she accentuates blackness she’s still palatable to whites, super feminine, non threatening black features, and married well.

    Gabby is like Diahann Carroll of this time.

    A token black is not the same thing as and should not be confused with accepted biracials and multiracials. And Lupita is not black to Hollywood, she’s exotic African.

  • the guest

    LOL

  • the guest

    Extremely.

  • the guest

    This is horrible.,

  • king shun

    due to movies and tv MOST black women have lost every bit of femininity

  • Jordan’s Memory

    It got boring once ghost left the show, I couldn’t get enough of seeing his naked body lol I forget his real name, then the show got VERY boring for like two seasons to political, then once they started focusing on the personal lives of her family it got good again.

  • Trace da Ace

    something is really going on with her hairline…..not sure what it is…but Im gonna get to the bottom of it!!

  • Roxie Moxie

    I thought I was the ONLY one who thought this!

  • Kbellaluvvs

    I read an excerpt from her book the other day where she spoke on Ryan Destiny and how she was jealous of her and didn’t wanted to mentor the the girl because she saw the young actress as her replacement in the industry…

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Gabby is beautiful and with a nice nasty mean girl attitude…that whole break baby thing and her not acknowledging it still makes me give her a big side eye…I like her NY&CO collection but the cotton stripe fitted dresses are built for boxy hipped women with Wendell Williams legs… Some of her NY&CO dresses will have you looking like a sexy toothbrush…

  • Trace da Ace

    is it my computer…or is this pic above like doing this weird shaking thing???

  • justlooking

    LOL

  • Ms. Cree

    Well I do love me some tenders… Nothing wrong with legal young meat.

  • Vegas1989

    She just needs to come to the NY& Company store out here and hook a sista up….LOL…..Some of her stuff is pricy but I be having them COUPONS>>>>>>

  • kekeb

    Gabrielle Union is physical perfection. Maybe I need to start drinking a gallon of water per day!!! Her skin, teeth, body, hair. EVERYthing is amazing

  • kekeb

    Why don’t u like her Lorenzo? She seems to be a good actress to me. me. Her performance in Bad Boyz II was wonderful! She was good in Love and Basketball and Think Like a Man.

    I’m not fond of her behavior regarding how she said she use to talk bad about other black actresses etc, but she admitted it and says she’s changed and has grown. I respect that

  • kekeb

    She’s not very slim! It’s not like she’s Jada Pinckett’s size

  • kekeb

    U didn’t see Love and Basketball or Think like a Man or Bad Boyz II? she was good/convincing to me in those roles. I’m trynna figure out why don’t nobody like her?!

  • kekeb

    Wow. Had no idea they had a show on HGTV!! that’s dope

  • kekeb

    Breaking In? Doesn’t it look good?! I saw the previews when I went to see Acrimony. Been waiting on it every since!!

  • kekeb

    Dang forreal?! Lol. I didn’t see it, but if that’s how you felt, I might not need to!!

  • justlooking

    Kekeb …..it looks good, maybe will go Saturday morning. Acrimony was something else. Loved it.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    She and Halle can not act imo. Sanaa is a close third. I only mention them because they equally get a lot of work, especially back in the day.

  • Kita Williams

    OMG MY WIFE AND I WATCHED THAT MOVIE WHILST DRINKING!!! We was like what in the HAYELL is going on LOL

  • Kita Williams

    yea I think the part we don’t see is who her father was and what he taught her. so of course ppl looking like how can 1 woman fight off XYZ but everybody love white women in those roles like tomb raider, resident evil, hell Enough with J. Lo. ppl just don’t like supporting black women sometimes (minus Kidnap cus no lol)

  • pure_rachet

    I didn’t see any of those. She’s just annoying.

  • sunni_daze

    Little do they know we been fightinh XYZ for ever, in some form or another