(Photo: JET Magazine)
Ever since she started dating Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union has been fielding criticisms of being a homewrecker and allegations of breaking up Wade's marriage to his ex-wife, Siohvaughn, but the actress never addressed the comments until now in this week's JET magazine cover story.
“For the people that hire me, it’s a non-issue. But at the end of the day, Dwyane’s kids are going to be the ones who really suffer," she said about the real reason why she didn't defend herself. "They’re 10 and 4-and-a-half. They’re old enough to understand the mean things that strangers can say.”
“I think people mistook me taking the high road as an admission of guilt,” she continued. “Dwyane and I made a decision very early to not react to the negativity. And I kept feeling like the truth would come out. The problem is, when it did, nobody cared. What I discovered on social media is that people don’t read the entire story.”
Union even discussed Siohvaughn's lawsuit stating that her relationship with Wade was causing their children distress, a claim that Union was able to fight in court.
“I fought it,” she said. “My life is just too easy to track. So, we were submitting plenty of proof for the times she said I was in Miami. So, it was like, obviously you’re not telling the truth. And then the courts dismissed the case.”
But going through that difficult time did take its toll on Union even if she didn't let it trip her up in public. So she turned to close friends for support.
“I did a lot of talking with girlfriends and sorting through my feelings about the madness. This kind of love is a gift. It’s so consistent. There’s no way that I would trade it for people who refuse to simply acknowledge the truth.”
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