Gabrielle Union Opens Up About Her Infertility in New Book

Actress Gabriel Union is known for portraying successful and strong-willed women. And her marriage to Dwayne Wade seems picture perfect. So it’s rare to get a glimpse of the dimpled beauty’s vulnerable side.

In her upcoming memoir, We’re Going to Need More Wine, she opens up about her struggles with infertility. The book is excerpted exclusively in People Magazine.

“I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” Union writes.

The Being Mary Jane star revealed she struggled with years of IVF treatments in hopes of having a baby with Wade. “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,” she shared.

Union and Wade married in 2014 and said she never wanted kids, but that changed when she became a stepmom to the NBA star’s two sons, 15-year-old Zaire and 10-year-old Zion, from his previous marriage with Siohvaughn Funches. 

Like many women, the 44-year-old actress is often asked whether or not she wants kids. 

“A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier than being honest about whatever is actually going on,” she wrote in the book. “People mean so well, but they have no idea the harm or frustration that it can cause.”

In addition to discussing her infertility woes, Union talks about being raped at gunpoint in the Payless store where she worked the summer before starting her sophomore year of college at UCLA.

“The way my dad looked at me after [he heard what had happened], oh my God, is still a nightmare,” Union writes in the book. “I sued Payless for negligence, but I wanted to sue them for my dad looking at me like that. The look was: Damaged. Victim. Guilt. Fear. I was the kid you bragged about. I got great grades. Was the perfect athlete. Blah blah blah. And in that moment, I was damaged.”

We’re Going to Need More Wine, will be out on Oct. 17.

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