By Sandra Rose  | 

Gabrielle Union and NBA star Dwyane Wade have been happily married for 3 years. This is her 2nd marriage. She was previously married to former NFL running back Chris Howard for 5 years.

The 'Being Mary Jane' star credits couples therapy with helping her maintain a happy marriage.

The 44-year-old actress insists she and Wade have to keep working on their romance, just like everyone else.

Gabby knows that even a good man can't make a miserable woman happy once the chemistry fades.
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Many couples choose therapy after the chemistry fades, because they didn't take the time in the beginning to make sure they were equally yoked.

"We've kind of figured it out now, but I guess maybe we should tweet live from couples therapy. And when you ask us, we're gonna tell you, there's a process to happy," she tells Complex magazine.

"So I started doing the work to help myself feel like I was worthy and I had value, and the more work I did on myself the more I was like, 'OK, I wanna tell this story too,'" she explains.

"I'm so happy. I'm so f--king happy," she gushed.

Gabby, who survived a rape at age 19, says sharing her story in her new autobiography may help others change their lives for the better, too.

Her new autobiography, "We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True" is set to hit bookstores next month.


  • Quitedeliteful

    Uhhhhh.... No interested in this book....

  • Fred G sanford

    Very nice looking couple...hopefully they can make it last

  • Renee Lovelace

    blah blah fkg blah

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I still can not stand them together but I like her....alone.

  • Rayne

    OFF TOPIC: my job gave me a book of Andy Warhol album cover paintings. I need one of y'all artsy ppl to let me know if I can call and quit my job when I get home. Please and thank you!
    Amen. Forever indebted to you. Your humble Servant

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Nothing wrong with therapy. Kudos to people that recognize a problem and are willing to do what they have to do to address it.

  • Coy little wink

    I'm getting this....I know a lot of people don't like Gabby but she seems like a good person to she seems genuinely happy! Overcoming that rape trauma means she has a testimony as well

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'm a strong supporter of black love and marriage, but.. It's hard for me to have respect for this marriage after all the stuff Siohvaugn Wade went through with Dwayne while they were married.
    Maybe it's just me..

  • Patricia

    hes wearing flower patterns

  • Karen Brady

    That's nice!!! And lol.

  • SoChlo

    Marriage counseling after 3 years...working on staying happy?

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Correct me if I'm wrong, that was a while ago, but I lowkey feel like she was mentally unstable?...

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Coupes therapy, is no different than those team building activities they make you do at work to preserve the culture. LOL ninjas will do it to keep their job but not a marriage hahaa oh ok!

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  • missarewa

    Love u Gabrielle. Sell your book, make money and ignore the many miserable people that want to focus on what is wrong with others.

  • missarewa

    I don't see anything wrong with it. Some people have past issues that couple's therapy can help them with while sharing the experience with their partner. Not all couple's therapy means something is wrong and even if something is wrong, what's the big deal if you fix it?

  • MsPam

    I wonder if she’s going to have a picture of the break baby in her book?! ?????? I’m just playing y’all!

  • Shamari123

    She wasn't mentally unstable. Her family raised him pretty much when his druggie mom did not want him. They helped him become who he is and for him to do her like that was wrong. It does something to you physically and mentally. If we were in her shoes then maybe we'd know how she felt/feels. She was/ is perceived as crazy but she really was brokenhearted.

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  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    That's because in the black community, "therapy" is taboo. That's why mental illness has spread like a wild fire, bc folks cant admit they have issues let alone work on them.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Oh well then yeah, that's effed up if that's how it went down. He could have at least took care of her for the remainder of her years.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    couples therapy, translation: man hoe therapy

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  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!


    (get it appraised 'fore you quit, Lol!)

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, i give her a WIDE margin for being victimized, smh.... her and anybody else it happened to, because for them to find a way to go on is no small fete. i never knew that i even knew a rape victim until one day i was talking to a neighbor. we were joking about jury duty and she casually said something like, oh yeah, that's the courthouse i had to go to after i was raped. when i tell you my whole insides felt like they just knotted up and could just come spilling out!!!! took my breath away. i was so hurt for her because she is SUCH a sweet and easy going person. all i could say was that i was SO sorry that had happened to her. i'm getting a headache and a lump in my throat just thinking about it, smh

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    right! it's a lotta foolishness you'll participate in to get your check.... not so much, off the clock! LOL!!!!

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  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i think it broke her spirit when she lost her babies (and they were very young at the time) heart broke for her, and i don't claim to know the whole story. but that just seemed so cold, to me.

  • Dr. P

    Shyt married couples do when you're still struggling to move past infidelity and a baby. Claim your happiness huntee! Ignore that baby and his mammy, pretend they don't exist in public, never take a picture with him, don't acknowledge your husband's son on his birthday...yes girl you seem sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo f-----g happy...

  • ???TheRider???

    He was so beautiful!

  • freelancepimp .

    Every time he throws one some of that bullshit when they are headed out, there goes another few thousand dollars toward therapy.

  • Malcom Flex

    He's zesty AF. How long till he dumps her? He's SO over her.

  • Rayne

    Ok I was on my way!!

  • Rayne

    Girl I was bout to go home and call off forever!! ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    whatever works Gabriel .... I know you're blowing smoke though but carry on in your couple matching outfits .shyt..... chile... That's a red damn flag... ?

  • ramosyo

    Why won't she have a baby with this man she took back when he made that break baby??!!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Wade is a clown.

  • BaileyBlue17

    She always come off as fake and trying way too hard to convince folks that they all in love. "hold my hand and smile" (she says through clenched teeth) Girl Bye, you ain't fooling nobody.

  • wiseone

    What makes her think he will stop cheating on her? She always knew he was cheating on her but she didn't care - she wanted to marry a baller.

  • ZZZ

    Can someone tell me why is Dwayne wearing one Gabrielle's outfit?

  • Jane

    maybe she’s having fertility issues. she said they’ve tried.

  • Jane

    some of y’all are really miserable. how you mad at somebody happiness? ?

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Whatever makes your boat float Gabby. I'm happy if you are happy.

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  • Karla E

    I actually love them as a couple myself.

  • MythCalledLove

    Wasnt she married to a NFL player? She looks like she wears the pants in that relationship. I can't see him trying to check her. She looks like she would stare him down and be like "Im sorry what did you say? Oh! OK because at first I thought you said...He might mumble under breath

  • Dahl

    I know that outfit didn't come from the men's section...?

  • SandraRose

    Exactly. I wouldn't be surprised if Gabby has a depressive disorder. She doesn't need couples therapy; she needs individual therapy.

  • SummerBaby

    What the hell is he wearing in that first pic?

  • Coffee1st

    I just came to the comment section to see if anyone else was as puzzled as I am about his ensemble.
    I'm leaving now.

  • Karla E

    Dwade must have lost a bet. He looks hella uncomfortable!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    don't do it miss celie, rofl!!

  • Ladyvil

    Gabby is a dude...look for the 'apollo belt' in a bikini...most who we think are women in hollywoodare men (Black & White) but look for yourselves

  • Keepin’IT100

    Epic fails for both of them

  • Karla E

    ? oh lord. Another conspiracy...

  • Lolly Asher

    But what is the key to this fashion choice?

  • BlackFeeMale

    I would therapy too if i look down at the foot of our bed and see two sets of toenail lacquer

  • Ladyvil

    No conspiracy, an my eyes are 'wide open' they depend on the masses to continue to sleep so research for yourself.

  • Karla E

    More like eyes wide shut. Gabrielle is a girl. People like you use Christ as a way to validate something that's not true. You're no better than the pretend preachers who preach to a congregation about morals when their doing everything they tell you not to do. I understand you don't like her but you sound ridiculous. A man....Ok.

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  • Coco

    She's got a beautiful smile, but I've seen it so much, now it looks so fake.

  • EntrepreneurialSpirit

    You will be happy when you both start being honest with yourselves. And judging by these outfit choices that's not happening anytime soon.

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  • Peace

    D. Wade looks sickly. Yuk. What heck he wearing? Gabby you down with that flower power.

  • bashi

    They always talking about her marriage in every magazine

  • ViolettaBliss

    Sorry but there have been studies that prove that couples that are constantly raving about how happy they are and constantly posting pics and lovey posts are actually insecure and rarely engaged in a healthy relationship, hence there need to convince everyone otherwise. When you are truly happy you have nothing to prove to anyone and it shows...

  • ViolettaBliss

    I totally agree. Women in love can be so delusional. If he treated his ride or die who's family raised him and supported him during his trials and tribulations in such an inhumane way than he is capable of all kinds of filth. He proved this by cheating on Gabby and not being thoughtful enough to take her health into consideration and wear a condom. And why don't we ever see the break baby?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Why should Gabby acknowledge the son? She didn't have him. The mother and father are all the acknowledgments he needs.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I wouldn't call Sioh his "ride or die". She was just there for the ride.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Yes, she is mentally unstable. Not low key...BUT very HIGH key lol She has a ton of mentally unstable women who are her "fans" despite not knowing her personally.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Girl bye! Sioh is crazy and has yet to move on from this mess. Being heartbroken and hurt is one thing but not getting passed it after a decade is another. She needs to seek professional therapy.

    Any who, Sioh is that you girl? lol

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  • Bashi22

    Yes she's a dominant person to me. She loved it her way or the high way. That break should not take family pictures with us that's her rule

  • Bashi22

    Lawyer and judge can be bought if you have the money Dwade pluse produce mental illness documents that state she's crazy. Any woman will go crazy because of betray. She good to have his kids but not good to raise them all of sudden. Who take care of his children when he was on the road playing games his wife.

  • Shamari123

    Have you heard of the saying "no human is the same. We all have different personalities, emotions,etc."? It may take you just a few months to move on while it can take another person years to move on. I don't know her personally but I'm not going to kick someone while they're already down. One can hope that when she is done with all the hurt and anger that she holds on to, she'll be able to move on and have a very happy and meaningful life.

  • Keepin’IT100

    Dwayane look so Metro..