Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade’s Kids Wanted Her To Quit Acting & Be A Stay-At-Home Mom: Dad Is Rich!
She revealed while on Gwyneth Paltrow’s The goop Podcast that her bonus children Zaire, Zaya, and Dahveon Morris wanted her to stay at home like many of their friends’ mothers.
“They had gotten into this stage as pre-teens where they just wanted us to be like other families.”
She said after they researched how much their NBA star dad was worth, they knew it was safe for her to leave Hollywood.
“They had looked up how much their dad made and they thought that I should not work. I should just be at home like the other moms of their friends because ‘dad is rich and you should just stay home and we should be a normal family like everyone else.’”
She pointed out that they still didn’t understand why she went to work after she and Dwyane Wade tied the knot in 2014.
“They just wanted to be normal, whatever that is. By the time we got married, it was just I think relief for them, which isn’t always an emotion you associate with kids in this situation. And they were like, ‘We’re a normal family! Wait. You’re leaving. And dad’s still rich. What’s happening here?’”
She said she explained to them,
“‘Sometimes women want to work and have a career and just do other things and this is what makes me who I am. It doesn’t mean I love you any less or I don’t want the job or I don’t love being your stepmother. I will do my best to be here for all of the things that you want me to be here [for] while at the same time, making sure that space for mom or dad is there. It is the golden seat of honor, always.’ And we just move that way.”
Gabrielle Union opened up about her role in their lives after Dwyane Wade was granted full custody in 2011 before he proposed to her.
“I tried to stay in my lane and just be consistent. As I tell other women and men in this position, whoever you are, if you’re a curmudgeon, just be a curmudgeon, and then they get used to that. If you’re a pushover, just stay the pushover. Don’t try to put on personalities around them. Whoever you are, just be consistent so everyone can get used to who the hell you are really.”