Gabrielle Union for Complex Magazine

GABRIELLE UNION FOR COMPLEX MAGAZINE

Gabrielle Union Goes Natural for Complex Photo Shoot

Actress Gabrielle Union is looking pretty amazing in her recent photo shoot for Complex magazine. The Being Mary Jane star acted as creative director for the pictorial, and the results were not only stunning, but according to Gabrielle, the most black and authentic version of herself she has ever shared.

Sporting her natural hair while wearing an assortment of bikinis, Gabrielle says she’s never felt more freer or in control of her life and career as she does now. “Looking back at you from these photos is a woman who finally feels both joy and comfort,” she told the magazine. “After so many years I have found my sense of worth and value, and these photos are a reflection of who I am and how I feel about myself.”

Gabrielle says it was her new-found sense of self-worth that led to her suing BET for back pay. While some told her taking the network she works for to court was career suicide, Gabrielle said she knew she had to speak up for herself. “When it came time to take a stand I was like I would rather go broke fighting for the right thing than give up the bit of gains that I was promised,” she confided. “Backing down was not an option.”

To read more of Gabrielle’s in-depth interview you can hit up Complex.com, where she discusses expanding her new hair care line, and why she thinks folks are crazy to call her marriage to basketball player Dwyane Wade “relationship goals.”