Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s Love Story

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s Love Story

Take a look back at the romance between actress Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s Love Story

From friends to forever! Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade started dating in 2009. Since then, the head-over-heels couple went through a brief split in 2013, a romantic proposal, and a beautiful wedding. See their love story through the years!

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Nov. 10, 2011

Having both been previously married, Union and Wade (pictured here at the Hublot Bal Harbour Boutique opening in Miami) took their time getting engaged. “If the goal is forever, what are we rushing for?” Union told Access Hollywood in 2012. 

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Dec. 31, 2011

Smitten sweeties! The couple (pictured here at the Remy V New Year’s Eve dinner in Miami) dated for four years before getting engaged. “What you learn from divorce is you have to be incredibly honest, about what you want, what you need, and what your expectations are,” Union said in 2012. “As women, we’re sort of taught to go along, to get along, not cause any ruffles…but yeah, that got me divorced.”

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Jan. 15, 2012

Not-so-secret smooch! Union and Wade have walked many red carpets together, including here at the basketball star’s 30th birthday party in Miami. “She makes my eyes sparkle,” the Miami Heat player gushed to Oprah Winfrey in 2012. 

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Sept. 27, 2012

Though she sat front row at A Night on the RunWade For Wade’s World Foundation event in Miami, Union has been banned from sitting courtside at her beau’s games. “That got killed when I became too vocal,” Union explained on Conan in 2012. “He was like, ‘We’re going to need you to sit a few rows back because I can hear you.'”

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Dec. 23, 2012

Christmas bliss! Union and Wade spent the holiday season at a Wade’s World Foundation event, dressed in matching green and red. “We’re a family, and we’re growing as a family every day. And I think that’s the great thing about it,” Wade said in 2012.

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July 11, 2013

It turns out, Wade isn’t just a big deal in the States. When the couple took a trip to China together, his fiancee learned just how much of a celebrity she was marrying. “I didn’t realize, but he’s like Justin Bieber in China,” she told Ellen DeGeneres in 2014. “I was not even prepared for this.”

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July 16, 2013

Glam grins! Though she dresses up for the red carpet (pictured here at the ESPN Magazine party in Hollywood), Union admitted that she has a much more laid-back style. “I’m the girl that would just rather be at sports bar watching the game with a cold beer,” she told Us in 2014.

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Sept. 20, 2013

Though they briefly split in 2013 due to “distance and scheduling,” Union (pictured here with her man at Entertainment Weekly’s pre-Emmys party in West Hollywood) told Glamour she “reassessed priorities” and decided to give the relationship another go. 

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Sept. 21, 2013

Beach babes! The couple, who is nine years apart in age, are both easy on the eyes (pictured here in Malibu, Calif). “I think he’s so delicious,” Union told Glamour in 2014. “Watching him get out of the shower never gets old. Never.”

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Dec. 21, 2013

After their time apart, Wade decided he wanted to seal the deal and propose to his longtime girlfriend. Enlisting the help of his sons from a previous marriage Zaire and Zion, he popped the question at the construction site for the family’s new home. The boys held up signs saying “Will you marry us?” and Wade presented his future bride with an 8.5 carat Jason of Beverly Hills diamond ring.

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Jan. 11, 2014

Seeing fireworks! Union, pictured here with her man at his 32nd birthday party in Miami, was impressed by her athlete love early on. “He had wisdom that comes with facing an insane amount of adversity,” she told Glamour in 2014. “He’s sweet, funny, honest about his shortcomings.”

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Feb. 14, 2014

Happily engaged, the duo, pictured here on Valentine’s Day at the NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, was stronger than ever. “I’m just so happy,” she told Queen Latifah in 2014. “We got this amazing gift at a second chance. He just asked me to commit to trying, to put our family back together, to make our family whole.”

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Aug. 30, 2014

They do! In a stunning ceremony at the Chateau Artisan castle in Miami, Union and Wade tied the knot. The day was picture-perfect, and mostly planned by the groom. “Secretly this is his princess moment,” Union told Ellen DeGeneres in 2014. “He has waited for this for a long time. He’s been hoarding bridal magazines. He’s very ready… Every aspect — aspects I didn’t even know went into wedding planning — he is on.”

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Nov. 18, 2014

The goofy pair decided to strike some hilarious poses at the NBA player’s Runwade event in Miami, on Nov. 18, 2014. Union previously expressed how much she adores her husband’s sense of humor, telling Glamour in its February 2014 issue: “He had wisdom that comes with facing an insane amount of adversity. He’s sweet, funny, honest about his shortcomings.”

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July 22, 2015

They say couples resemble each other! During a Hot Pot excursion in Beijing, China, on July 22, 2015, the lovebirds matched in coordinating hats and adorably picked up their tea cups — in unison.

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Aug. 10, 2015

Her man knows that he’s lucky! Wade let his stunning wife shine in the spotlight at the L.A. premiere of Straight Outta Compton on Aug. 10, 2015. Meanwhile, he attentively took photos of the Being Mary Jane actress from one side of the step-and-repeat.

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Sept. 12, 2015

Under his umbrella, ella, ella! A dolled-up Union glamorously made her way through the US Open in NYC on Sept. 12, 2015, alongside her husband, who gallantly held up an umbrella to shield her from the rain.

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September 16, 2015

Union opened about her struggles with fertility in an interview with Redbook. In addition to noting, “The penance for being a career woman is barrenness,” the Being Mary Jane star also admitted: “So far, it has not happened for us. A lot of my friends deal with this.”

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February 22, 2016

As a stepmom to Wade’s sons, Zaire, Zion and Xavier, the Bring It On star recognized her husband’s parenting skills. She even told Us Weekly that the athlete was “the perfect” father.

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February 4, 2017

Union revealed one way she and Wade bond in her “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me” profile. “I love a good tailgate,” the actress told Us. “My husband and I have started a tradition of going to the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ home opener every year.”

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September 6, 2017

The She’s All That star told Us after three years of marriage that the NBA player’s “ass” was what she loved most about him. However, he was not without his aggravating habits. “He doesn’t put the cap back on the toothpaste. I think he does it to annoy me at this point,” she joked. “It gets that weird crust. I’ve tweeted about it, I’ve Instagrammed about it. I don’t know.”

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October 4, 2017

“I’ve had eight or nine miscarriages,” Union wrote in her October 2017 book, We’re Going to Need More Wine. “For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.” Wade later showed his support, tweeting: “My wife is one strong individual!!!”

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November 2, 2017

The 10 Things I Hate About You actress got real about her sex life during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “You’ve got to space that out between games,” she said. “Off-season, it’s a nice time, it’s a good time, it’s a very active time.”

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November 7, 2018

It’s a girl! The couple welcomed their first child together, Kaavia James, in November 2018. “We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days,” Union announced on Instagram. “Welcome to the party sweet girl!”

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August 2019

Union expressed her love for Wade in a unique way — by wearing his face printed on her dress at an episode taping of America’s Got Talent.

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November 2019

After it was reported on November 22 that Union was let go from America’s Got Talent after just one season — amid reports that she spoke out about the toxic work culture at the show — her husband took to Twitter to show his support. 

“’Men lie, Women lie, numbers don’t.’ Over this past year I’ve been approached by many people saying that my wife @itsgabrielleu is the main reason they’ve started watching #AGT or that they love her insight and sincerity on the show,” the athlete wrote on Twitter on November 27. “So, when I got the news that my wife was being fired—my first question was obviously why!? I am still waiting on a good answer to that question. But if anyone knows @itsgabrielleu or have heard of her you know she’s an advocate for our community and culture.” 

He continued by showing his partner some love writing, “As proud as I were of her being selected as a judge on #AGT— I am even more proud of her standing up for what she stands for and that’s US. So [cheers] to you @itsgabrielleu on not losing sight of the lessons we’ve talked about teaching our daughter and for kicking ass while you were on that platform. Number 1 judge on one of the biggest shows in the world.”

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