I’ve always loved Gabrielle Union. It’s something about her dimples and her ability to be both super-cute and extremely sexy. I would hit that, basically. She’s gorgeous. So whenever anyone mentioned that Gaby might have skeletons, I never really paid any attention. I was hypnotized by her dimple parade, I guess. But Gaby did have a kind of sketchy situation – she met her current boyfriend, Miami Heat baller Dwyane Wade, in 2009 when he was still married, and there MAY have been some overlap. I was looking through Bossip’s archives to see if I could find anything really juicy, but from what I can see, it all happened really fast all at the same time – Wade split from his wife Siohvaughn Funches and started up with Gaby in a matter of a few months. Maybe Wade did leave his wife for Gaby, or maybe not – I don’t know. What I do know is that Funches claims that there was more of an overlap between her marriage and Gaby’s relationship with Wade. And I also know that Gaby has sort of gotten Angelina’d in the press. She now has to spend time during her interviews justifying her relationship with Wade and setting the record straight. So it is with Gaby’s new interview with Jet Magazine:
Gaby says she didn’t want to react to the “homewrecker” label: “I think people mistook me taking the high road as an admission of guilt. Dwyane and I made a decision very early to not react to the negativity. And I kept feeling like the truth would come out. The problem is, when it did, nobody cared. What I discovered on social media is that people don’t read the entire story.”
She was concerned about Wade’s kids, Zaire, 10, and Zion, 4: “They’re old enough to understand the mean things that strangers can say.”
Funches filed suit against Gaby, claiming Gaby wrecked her home and was “detrimental” to Zaire and Zion’s wellbeing: “I fought it. My life is just too easy to track… We were submitting plenty of proof for the times she said I was in Miami. So, it was like, obviously you’re not telling the truth. And then the courts dismissed the case.”
In the end, she got her man: “I did a lot of talking with girlfriends and sorting through my feelings about the madness. This kind of love is a gift. It’s so consistent. There’s no way that I would trade it for people who refuse to simply acknowledge the truth.”
On her relationship with Funches: “I’ve never had one. I wasn’t involved then-because I wasn’t involved with their marriage–and I don’t have one now.”
[From Us Weekly]
Oooh, girl. My radar is up. Now I totally believe there was some overlap. Could it be that Gaby isn’t being “Angelina’d” as much as she’s being “LeAnn’d”? And why isn’t this sketchy situation getting more attention in the mainstream press? Is it like the Alicia Keys stuff all over again? The white-centric tabloid media outlets don’t care about the really juicy, scandalous stuff that happens to African-American celebrities?
Oh, and Gaby and Wade appeared on the cover of Essence together just a few months ago – Wade said they have no plans to get married. Interesting.
Photos courtesy of Essence, Jet Magazines.