NBA superstar Dwayne Wade and famous actress Gabrielle Union tied the knot in 2014. Since then, the couple has been inspiring Hollywood with their seemingly happy and healthy marriage.
The couple already has a full family, including Union's new stepsons, Zaire Blessing, 14, Zion Malachi Airamis, 9, Xavier Zechariah, 3, and Wade's teenage nephew, Dahveon. However, they still want to expand their family.
In a recent excerpt of People, Union opened up about the heartbreaking struggle that she has been experiencing over the last few years. The couple has been trying to have kids since they got married, but have experienced several miscarriages throughout the process.
Gabrielle said that she never had a serious interest in having kids until she married Wade and became a stepmother. Since she decided that she wanted to get pregnant, multiple losses have occurred.
She said, “I have had eight or nine miscarriages. 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.”
Union also opened up about the struggle of being in the limelight while going through struggles that are not often talked about. She said that she is constantly asked by strangers and friends alike about when she will have kids.
She said, “For so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want 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. People mean so well, but they have no idea the harm or frustration it can cause.”
While they have been going through this constant battle, Union says that her marriage with Wade has only strengthened. She said that they are best friends and will face life's challenges head-on.
Union said that she and Wade "remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we've both dreamed of."
The actress wrote about her struggles in her upcoming book, "We're Going to Need More Wine." She said that through being honest, she is hoping that people will learn to be upfront about the topic and change the way they talk to her about it.
Infertility is a sad reality that affects millions of families. It is refreshing to see a couple be open about their struggle and be able to remain hopeful through struggles.
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