Gabrielle Union Discusses PTSD with Taraji P. Henson on Facebook Show

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09:  Gabrielle Union attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Toni Anne Barson/WireImage)

Gabrielle Union Discusses PTSD with Taraji P. Henson on Facebook Show

The actress struggled with PTSD from a brutal assault.

Published December 15th

Written by BET Staff

The pandemic has caused many families to spend more time together. For Gabrielle Union, that meant feeling more exposed in front of her husband Dwyane Wade.

While on the premiere episode of Facebook Watch's “Peace of Mind with Taraji,” Union explaind how the PTSD of surviving a brutal rape came to the surface over the past nine months and the impact on her relationship with her husband of six years.

Union said, "I think it has been hard during the quarantine because we are in the same space. I have not been home in any kind of consistent way since I have been an adult, so just getting to know my husband, which sounds crazy, I was like, ‘Oh, every day, every day you’re going to be here, okay ahh yeah I guess this is healthy.’"

She continued, "I just feel a little bit more naked, exposed because I am just on Zoom with the therapist and I can hear the household, and then the doors open and ... there is not enough space, you know what I mean, and that kind of worries me sometimes. You know when people are like, 'You gotta keep the mystery about yourself. Don't tell him everything.' I'm like, 'Well, s--- then, the pandemic, you got the whole thing.'"

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She also added, "So you have to find out: 'Do you love me for all of ... the baggage?' You get worried that maybe you have revealed too much and you're going to scare them away because damaged women aren't supposed to be lovable.

In 1992, the actress was working at a Payless shoe store and was assaulted at gunpoint. The rapist took a plea deal of 33 years in prison. Union also won a negligence suit against Payless.

You can watch the full episode of Facebook Watch's “Peace of Mind with Taraji,” here

(Photo by Toni Anne Barson/WireImage)

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