Gabrielle Union Says ‘My Soul Was Shattered’ After Learning Dwyane Wade Had A Baby With Another Woman

Gabrielle Union Says ‘My Soul Was Shattered’ After Learning Dwyane Wade Had A Baby With Another Woman

Gabrielle Union is getting raw in her new book!

In her new book, ‘You Got Anything Stronger,’ the 48-year-old actress is opening up about her infertility, while sharing how she felt when her now husband, Dwyane Wade, got another woman pregnant.

In her book, Union elaborates on her struggle to conceive and that she and Wade were not in a good place. She says that while she was going through IVF treatments, she learned that her then-boyfriend, Wade, got another woman pregnant. In the book she says,

“The experience of Dwayne having a baby so easily, while I was unable to, left my soul not just broken into pieces but shattered into fine dust scattering in the wind.”

She continued,

“To say I was devastated is to pick a word on a low shelf for convenience. There are people – strangers that I will never meet, who have been upset that I have not previously talked about that trauma. I have not had words, and even after untol amounts of therapy I am not sure I have them now.” 

The couple began dating in 2008, which at the time, Wade had two children, Zaire, 18, and Zaya, 12, and he was the legal guardian of his nephew, Dehveon, 18.

Aja Metoyer

In his 2020 documentary, he explained that he and Union were on a break when he conceived, Xavier, 7, with ‘longtime friend’ Aja Metoyer. He also spoke on how hard it was to tell Union about the unborn child. He said,

“Hardest thing I’ve ever had to do is man up and tell Gabrielle Union that I’ve had a child with someone else.” 



Although the couple wanted to move forward, Gabrielle Union admits ‘there was no way to disguise’ where the pieces had been ‘glued back together.’ She added,

“So much of what made the decision so difficult was that if I didn’t submit to surrogacy, then I was convienced I needed to let Dwyane go.”

Over the years, Union has grown close to Wade’s children, including Zaya, who came out as a transgender girl in 2020.


The couple, who married in 2014, went on to welcome their daughter Kaavia, via surrogacy in 2018.


What are your thoughts about Gabrielle’s experience? Tell us in the comments. 




Authored by: Ellori Nicole