Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union got engaged, her ring is 8.5 carats

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Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union are finally making it official. The couple got engaged over the weekend, and Gabby already posted a photo of her large, gorgeous diamond engagement ring. Apparently, it’s a 8.5 cushion cut (one of my favorite cuts!) by Jason of Beverly Hills. Gabby wrote on her Instagram: “Sooooo this happened…#Yessss.”

Some backstory: Dwayne Wade was married to Siohvaughn Funches for years – they have two sons together, and most of the urban blogs believe (and I believe it too) that in 2009, there was overlap between the end of his marriage to Funches and the beginning of his relationship with Gabby. Gabby was called a homewrecker pretty consistently, and back in 2012, she had a lot of stuff to say about it and she did not come across very well. She seemed defensive and full of herself, not quite as bonkers as LeAnn Rimes but still kind of shady.

One of the interesting parts of the situation was that it seemed like Dwayne Wade was really trying to make it seem like his estranged (and now ex-) wife was full-on crazy. Wade kept asking the judge in his divorce case to have Siohvaughn “mentally evaluated” and the “Siohvaughn is crazy” theme kept getting played out in the press too. When Wade and Funches’ divorce was finally settled this past October, the judge basically said Funches doesn’t deserve to be “mentally evaluated” by the court just because she was trying to screw over her ex-husband financially and otherwise.

So… good luck, Gabby. You fought hard for your man and you were a bit too smug about it. And now you know that if you step out of line or if he meets someone else, he’s going to call you crazy if you put up a fight.

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  1. Marigold says:

    Can’t jump on board the cushion cut train. It’s such a fad. Especially among celebrities and especially among those that wear grossly large diamonds (I don’t even want to know who mined that , how old they were or what they were paid, if anything).

    Anyhow, congrats to them. Their relationship has way too much drama. Hopefully, marriage will be the start of getting away from all that.

  2. Jennifer12 says:

    They deserve each other.

  3. Relli says:

    Well ok the good luck with that.

  4. Winnie says:

    I saw a really funny picture of them in front of a Christmas tree with Chris Bosh wearing a sweater depicting reindeer humping.

  5. Brown Eyed Girl says:

    good luck with that, as another poster just said. if he could be that shady to his ex wife/mother of his children he can just as easily do it to Gabrielle.

  6. QQ says:

    Athlete that gets with you under shady circumstances?! Oh Ok good luck with that puppy! adorable! *side eye*

  7. epiphany says:

    I don’t know anything about an “overlap” between Wade’s previous marriage and Gabrielle, but I do know there’s a new story about Wade cheating on Gabby just about every week. Maybe she knows, and just doesn’t care? Sports groupies in Miami are the most aggressive on the planet – they don’t wait for the athlete to take them back to their room, they just crawl under the table! Surely she knows this. I realize everybody lives by their own rules, but I can’t fathom a relationship where we call ourselves married, but conduct ourselves as though we’re single. Oh well…

  8. Frida_K says:

    Gloating about one’s obscenely huge ring is never pretty, especially when poverty is rampant in this country and who only KNOWS what blood was shed to get that diamond here.

    Maybe she and Julia Roberts can get together for lunch and they can have a chit-chat about the sanctity of marriage. Those two ladies would have so much to discuss!

  9. Zbornak Syndrome says:

    I’m surprised we still give engagement rings anymore. It’s not like you’re “buying” your wife. Shouldn’t women also some with a dowry? What the heck do the men get? Guess I’m over all over the top focus on the rings, dress, and the weddings. There is no actual focus on preparing for the marriage, just the big “day”. Or it just seems that way to me lately.

    Gabby needs a freaking fill-in if she gonna post close up pics of her hand showing off rings. You can afford a huge ring, but not a manicure?

    • epiphany says:

      Just so it’s clear, a dowry comes from the bride’s family, and is paid to the groom, ostensibly to support his new wife, but in actuality he can use it for anything. And engagement rings were not always expensive – in fact, in many cultures, they were supposed to be modest. An engagement ring is meant to be a tangible evidence of a contract for marriage; it’s not a gift, and it’s certainly not a “downpayment” on a wife.

      • LAK says:

        Just wished to point out that not all cultures have a dowry -> to the groom’s side.

        My culture is the opposite. The groom has to come with a dowry. we call it the bride price. the bride’s family can name anything they want as it’s their own evaluation of what they think the girl is worth.

        Many of the tribes in the surrounding area practice the same.

        In the last 30yrs, western wedding customs have been added so the bride receives an engagement ring too!!!

    • Esmom says:

      ITA. And interestingly, the diamond engagement ring “tradition” isn’t that old and was created by DeBeers advertising agency. Brilliantly calculating and successful — I’d love to see more couples break free of this manufactured trend.

      A novel from this year, The Engagements, has one storyline about this, fascinating.

      • Amanda_M87 says:

        ^this. As far as I know, neither of my grandmas had engagement rings.

      • Roma says:

        I got engaged this fall without a ring. People – mostly females – have actually been upset by this. Everything from being told our engagement doesn’t count, how low of him, questions about his finances, etc.

        We’ve decided I will get a ring, but it’s not going to be a diamond. He owns his own business and does well, but I don’t like how many people value the diamond over the marriage.

        Then again, we’re also going to elope. Can’t wait to see how that will upset people!

      • Esmom says:

        @Roma, all the best to you! And more power for doing it your way — conforming to societal norms (or, in my case, maternal expectations) is highly overrated. :)

      • Skeptical At Best says:

        You are my inspiration, Roma!!! I don’t even want a ring or a wedding. Put that money towards a house or my loans. Not some expensive piece of jewelry that I’m going to be terrified of losing, or a wedding that’s more stress than it’s worth (not a fan of (being at the center of) big, fussy events).

        And congrats on the engagement.

  10. smee says:

    I just googled her age – could she really be 41 years old? That does not seem correct. I googled his age and it’s 31 years old……..does anyone know if these ages are accurate?

  11. Katalina says:

    You gotta check this out…The comment underneath the picture is PRICELESS:

    https://twitter.com/Tropic_Tiff/status/414561983552581632/photo/1

  12. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    That last selfie is SO annoying.

  13. Roo says:

    I think it’s not much of a secret that they are swingers, and regularly hold “parties”. Don’t get the point of getting married, when that’s your lifestyle…

  14. Faye says:

    This is going to sound like jealousy but honestly, I would not want an 8-carat ring. It would feel way too gaudy. I have a 3-carat oval diamond, and there are occasions (ex: volunteering in a soup kitchen) where I won’t even wear that because it feels inappropriate.

    I used to love her before the cheating stuff came out – I thought she was gorgeous and a very engaging actress. I enjoy this site but sometimes I feel as if I’d enjoy more movies and TV if I didn’t know so much truth about actors and actresses :) .

    • Marigold says:

      It’s totally gaudy. A diamond that size is all about showing what you can buy and not much else. It’s expensive, sure, but it’s also cheap.

    • littlestar says:

      Same here! I’d be too terrified to wear it – scared of losing it or scared of someone mugging for the ring.

      This is the first time I’ve heard about how these two got together. Very shady indeed. It’s bad enough to have an affair, but then to gloat about it and try and screw the ex-wife over? Someone caught the Eddiot Meann disease for sure.

  15. A says:

    Well, Wade apparently has full custody of both his sons. We all know how courts favor the mother in these cases so probably there IS something wrong with the ex wife.

    • emmie_a says:

      Yeah I’ve read about his custody fight in the past and I wondered how messed-up his ex-wife is/was in order for him to get full custody — but then I thought it could also be because he is a multi-millionaire and she can’t afford the legal costs and legal power that he has??

  16. Bex says:

    I can’t always hate on an engagement ring. Unless it is documented that the woman picks it out, maybe it is all on the man who picked it out as the surprise? That’s all I’ve got. I don’t know much about them except the rumors. I don’t think I could ever be with a baller. Sleeping with them would be like sleeping with all the women he’s ever been with? Ick.

  17. Dani says:

    I like Gabrielle as an actress, but as a person I find her to still be somewhat of the hoodrat she was when she was on Bring It On. Everyone knows Dwayne cheated on his ex wife with Gabby, that’s why she’s been so smug the whole time. And also, if you check on Bossip, they were trailing the instagram account of Dwayne’s latest mistress, a middle aged white girl, who just so happened to be sitting a row or two behind Gabrielle at every playoff game over the summer, thanking DW for her tickets. Hm.

    • MsAubra says:

      Messy!!!

      In my mind, the ones with the REAL dirt don’t talk…EVER! The ones all over social media are the ones who probably don’t get anymore than a credit card, and plane tickets and shoes, the ones who don’t say shit are the ones who are getting condos, money put into an account,”family taken care of” among other ‘big ticket’ stuff. They’re the ones that could REALLY give us something to gasp about, but they don’t talk!

      Yet and still one of the ones that stay instagramming pictures of their new shoes that they got are the ones who will get REALLY messy because they’re hurt and will somehow get some damming proof and put it out there! LMAO

  18. LAK says:

    I’m in the bigger, gaudy engagement ring, the better category. Everything else in my life is restrained and has to fit what’s required/expected of me. I need a bodyguard worthy engagement ring!!! #shamelessaboutthis.

  19. Emma - the JP Lover says:

    “One of the interesting parts of the situation was that it seemed like Dwayne Wade was really trying to make it seem like his estranged (and now ex-) wife was full-on crazy. Wade kept asking the judge in his divorce case to have Siohvaughn “mentally evaluated” and the “Siohvaughn is crazy” theme kept getting played out in the press too.”

    Hmmm …. now, what does this remind me of … it will come to me, let me think …

    • kbomb000 says:

      I agree. At the end of the day this is the mother of his children. It felt like he was trying to deflect the “you a DAWG” talk by shame-blaming his ex. He’s a baller. This is NOT going to last. And if he did it with you, he’s gonna do it on you, so good luck Gabby.

  20. IvanaVodka says:

    I, for one, like Gabrielle Union. I’m not too familiar with her acting roles; however, I am familiar with her role as an advocate for victims’ rights and I commend her for that.
    IMO, the ex-wife is a few cards short of a full deck. She needs to build a bridge and get over it already. Dwyane was awarded full custody of those boys for good reason/s.

  21. sayrah says:

    Good luck to them! I’ve always thought she was so beautiful.

  22. AlmondJoy says:

    I’m not a huge Gabby fan but GOODNESS she never ages and the woman is gorgeous! More so than most of the women deemed “Most Beautiful” by those in Hollywood.

  23. Mar says:

    I give them 3 years married. She is 10 years older and he is an NBA star in Miami.
    All the odds are against her!

  24. gg says:

    I gotta wonder why people take a beautiful name like Siobhan and intentionally misspell it (Siohvaughn). Takes the beauty away from it.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      It’s a beautiful Irish name that means “God’s Grace”. I have a friend who named her daughter Sorcha, another beautiful Gaelic name that means “light” or “brightness”. I also don’t understand why people would change Siobhan, and strip the name of it’s true meaning.

      Then again, I suppose we do the same. However, the Americanization of foreign names was one that grew out of necessity, as immigrants who Americanized their first names generally fared better economically in the first half of the 20th century.

  25. MsAubra says:

    I hope this is what she really wants, because she’s been getting into it with chicks that have allegedly been with him while they were dating. Sorry, but I see some random brawd coming out with something VERY telling and incriminating AFTER they have walked down the aisle! That ‘s how thirsty alot of them are

  26. tila says:

    That comment under the engagement pic is AMAZING haha

  27. Helvetica says:

    I will never understand why people want to publicize such a private thing such as their engagement ring seconds after it happens.