Gabrielle Union has come out to elaborate on comments she made about her financial role in the Wade household after she recently said that she splits the bills 50/50 with her multimillion-dollar NBA veteran Dwyane Wade.
In a May 8 Bloomberg interview, she stated that she and Wade had agreed as a couple to split everything 50/50, adding that if she must be responsible for everyone, that arrangement will have to do for now or else “somebody ain’t gone eat.”
Since then, Union has come out to double down on her comments, while also making some clarifications.
On social media, family therapist Beverley Andre asked her followers, “Are you team 50/50? As for me, I’m team whatever makes sense for the household and is mutually agreed on.”
Union then weighed in by posting in the comments: “Every household is different and doing what’s best for you and yours is the key. And what some don’t understand is that I’m 100% responsible for 3 other households and D has even more. The majority of those households are elderly ppl and minors.”
She added: “We both come from families that step up to help care for children or elderly relatives. So being able to be with someone who meets me half way and lightens my load gives me peace and support. He’s offered to cover me trust, but that’s not my ministry nor brings me peace. All that to say, I love how we recognize that there’s billions of ways to exist and you just gotta find what’s right for you that brings YOU peace. I found mine.”
Her remarks come months after the Bring it On star admitted that her five-year union with ex-footballer Chris Howard was “dysfunctional from day one.”
In a conversation on the Armchair Expert podcast with Dax Shepard she confessed that he felt guilty about being unfaithful in the past, to which Union responded by saying – at the time – she was not getting “wife of the year awards.”
“In my first marriage, neither one of us felt like the marriage should get in the way of our dating,” she said. “A part of it was like keeping up with his activities, like, ‘Oh, that’s what you’re doing? You’re going to feel this one.’ And I just felt entitled to it as well.”
She further added that she “was paying all the bills. I was working my a*s off and I felt like that’s what comes, the spoils of riches.”
The 50-year-old star from Nebraska ended the marriage to the ex-Jacksonville Jaguars player in 2006 and has since gone on to marry another athlete, NBA champ Wade in 2014.