By Sewe Ishola
American actress, Gabrielle Union has for the first time opened up about the fertility challenges she has been dealing with in relationship with husband Dwyane Wade.
She made the revelations while talking about her upcoming book, We’re Going to Need More Wine with People Magazine and what to expect in it. She said she has had eight or nine miscarriages and that for three years her body was a prisoner of trying to get pregnant.
She said “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.”
The 44-year-old actress also opened up about she and her husband have remained so in love and ready to do anything to meet the child they’ve both dreamed of.
In an interview with People Magazine, she says “I never wanted kids“, however, after years of joyfully co-parenting her step-children, she had a change of heart and started to desire a child.
In publishing her book, Gabrielle revealed it is “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.”
The star of BET’s “Being Mary Jane” tied the knot with basketball star Dwyane Wade in 2014.