RealTalk: Gabrielle Union Shares Pregnancy Struggles

By on October 4, 2017

Hollywood starlet Gabrielle Union has a new autobiography coming out and she shares intimate details surrounding her attempts to become a mother over the years.

In the book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, the 44-year-old star of BET’s Being Mary Jane talks about longing to have a child with her hubby, basketball star Dwyane Wade. The couple have endured several IVF cycles and suffered approximately 9 miscarriages over three years.  Our friends over at PEOPLE magazine shared an excerpt from the book and here’s what  she had to say:

“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.”

While the miscarriages were devastating, Gabby and D. Wade “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.”

Originally, Gabby didn’t want to have kids, especially with a budding acting career. But, after becoming a stepmom, she realized she wanted one of her own.

“I never wanted kids,” she told the magazine. “Then I became a stepmom, and there was no place I’d rather be than with them.”

“For so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want kids?’” she continued. “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.”

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