Why Gabrielle Union Says Having Her First Child in Her 40s Was ‘Worth It’

“She is the best thing to ever happen to me,” said the actor.

Gabrielle Union is speaking the truth about having a baby later in life.

On Friday (October 7), the film and TV star addressed a recurring question she gets from people who have asked about her personal decision to step into motherhood at age 46, as reported by Today.

“There’s a lot that goes into that answer, but in a nutshell, hell yes! It’s been worth it,” she said while applying a body butter from the Proudly baby care line that she co-founded with hubby Dwyane Wade. “It’s changed my life in so many wondrous ways.”

"I was healed and I had committed to healing internally, so I didn't pass all that generational trauma onto Kaav." Union believes if she had become a mom earlier in life, she "would have passed along way too many traumatic things to my child."

She continued, "I didn't really get into healing from all of my traumas, healing my soul, healing my aura," while adding, "I wasn't in a place to even take care of myself, much less our little miracle."

"So, for me, it's absolutely worth it. She is the best thing to ever happen to me."

In November 2018, Kaavia made her grand entrance into the world via surrogacy.  In 2020, Union penned a children's bookWelcome to the Partythat she dedicated to her baby girl. “To my daughter, Kaavia James, and every family whose journey to baby might've taken longer than expected. Welcome to the party; you are right on time,” she wrote in the book.

Wade is also the father to Zaire Wade, 21, and Zaya Wade, 16, from a previous relationship and serves as the legal guardian to Dahveon Morris, 21.

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