Gabrielle Union Despises The Term Step Parent, Says “It’s Very Annoying As She Opens Up About Motherhood.
Actress Gabrielle UnionShe is now more open about motherhood. In a new interview, the actress at 49 talks about raising four children with her husband. Dwyane Wade.
The LA’s Finest actress explained that she finds the term step parent “very annoying”. She says,
“The stepparent label was put on me by the kids’ school because you have to describe yourself: Who are you if you’re not their mother? It’s very annoying. It’s not a word that I use.”
Gabrielle Union married NBA superstar Dwyane WadeIn 2014, he became a stepmother to his children from a previous marriage and a nephew he cares for. The couple have a 3-year-old girl named Kaavia Jam together.
She says, “When speaking about parenting, she says:
“I wanted to make sure I was consistent in their lives, Whatever personality I was trying on that day, or whoever I was, I just needed to be consistent so they can get used to me. They’ve already gone through so much upheaval, moving states away, not knowing anyone, having gone through a divorce. I knew I had a responsibility to be consistent. I just didn’t know what my role was.”
“I knew that when I married him, I was married to them. What I realized very quickly is you will never, ever, I don’t care if the other parent is dead, you will never be able to replace the other parent. Don’t try to replace the other parent. This is not your job. Your job is to be consistent.”
Gabrielle Union Then she shared the most important lesson she has learned and will keep living by.
“What I realized very quickly is you will never, ever — I don’t care if the other parent is dead — you will never be able to replace the other parent. Don’t try to replace that other parent — that is not your job.
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