“Being Mary Jane” actress Gabrielle Union married longtime beau, Orlando Magic Guard Dwyane Wade, over the weekend in a lavish ceremony held at the Chateau Artisan in Miami Beach, Florida.
According to WWD, Gabrielle’s pearl and crystal embellished wedding gown was designed by Dennis Basso and featured a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice, high slit and plunging back silhouette designed specifically to show off the hard work the 42-year old actress has been putting it via the gym in preparation for her big day. read more » » » »
“Being Mary Jane” actress Gabrielle Union and longtime boyfriend Dwyane Wade are officially engaged.
Dwyane popped the question earlier today and Gabrielle broke the news herself, posting a picture of the engagement ring on Instagram with the simple caption “POP!”
Gabby and Dwyane have been dating for over three years and both have previously been married. Dwyane to his high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches, and Gabrielle to former Denver Broncos football player Chris Howard.
As you all well know by now, actress Gabrielle Union is covering the February issue of Essence magazine alongside boyfriend, Miani Heat guard, Dwyane Wade.
The two pretty much open up about everything, including their controversial romance, and Gabrielle’e thoughts of Dwyane’s ex-wife Siovaughn.
Gabrielle on why their Twitter followers are so supportive of their union: “We realized there is a void in images of Black love- and let’s be really real- that has a lot of melanin. We’re a couple who undeniably come from two Black parents each. And when that kept coming up we started thinking ‘Wow, this is a little bigger than us and maybe we have more of a responsibility than just enjoying each other. Maybe it’s okay to share a little of ourselves.’”
Dwyane on what he loves about Gabrielle: “Her smile for starters. It lights up my day. I thank her so much for just waking up every morning happy. She doesn’t wake up with an attitude.”
Gabrielle on her original perceptions of Dwyane: “At first I assumed we’d have nothing in common, but once we started talking and texting it was like ‘Whoa, who are you?’ I thought you were like 12. Once I got to understand his background, I came to realize that he’s basically Isaac Hayes trapped in a twentysomething body. He is an old soul.”
Gabrielle’s response to if she understands why Dwyane’s ex-wife Siohvaughn might be mad at her: “No I don’t understand it at all. If I were the first person he dated once they got separated, maybe I’d understand that. But I wasn’t even in the first wave of women he was talking to. You’ve got a reason to cry, but I’m not the one making you cry.”
Gabrielle & Dwyane on potential wedding plans: “ No wedding bells. We’re not rushing it, Dwyane says. Adds Gabrielle, When it happens it’s going to be something that only our friends and family know about. That is unless E! Network comes with the right number, of course.”
Gabrielle and Dwyane did some sexy posing for the inside photo shoot, which features the two canoodling in a poolside cabana.
According to the pair, they are in no rush to head down the aisle. “We’re not rushing it. Both of us have been married before, and we understand that if we choose to marry again, we want it to be right,” says the Miami Heat NBA star. “We both took failing at marriage hard. The next time it’s gotta be forever …”