Gabrielle Union: There "Will Be a Prenup…at My Insistence"

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union: There "Will Be a Prenup…at My Insistence"

The actress talks about dropping the bridesmaids and protecting her stuff.

Published February 11, 2014

For her second marriage with Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union is hollering "We want prenup! We want prenup!" The actress recently sat down with Arsenio Hall and talked about the differences between her fiancé and her exes and why she's seeking a prenuptial agreement for this go-around.

"For this marriage, the biggest difference between this and the last marriage will be a prenup…at my insistence," Union said. "When you have you own stuff, you don't need to worry about anybody else's stuff. So everyone should go into the relationship knowing I'm here for you and you're here for me. And the reality is, I've never seen Dwyane balance a checkbook, so I gotta protect my stuff. It's the wave of the future, protecting your stuff."

Union said that she was too busy to plan her wedding with NFL player Chris Howard in 2001 and instead hired a wedding planner and a pastor who didn't even pronounce her name correctly. She hopes to be more involved this time and is making the whole thing easier on herself by trimming out the wedding party.

"No bridesmaids. No bridesmaids, no groomsmen. Trying to wrangle a bunch of broads, like oh, somebody wants one kind of dress, somebody wants something else, you start to not like them after a couple of months. So, yeah. We're older. This is the second time around. It's just us and the kids. We're just riding out, just us."

She added that Wade is also very hands-on with the planning process, especially when it comes to the guest list.

"There's a lot of people who think they're coming…and they are not. Oh, it's bad. I don't [draw that line], he's the executioner like, 'Let's go through your list. Absolutely not.' And I'm like, 'Our cousins?' and he's like, 'No.' If you're not about us and we don't both have a relationship with you, you're not gonna make it." always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.

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