Gabrielle Union Trends As Social Media Users React To News That She Splits Bills 50/50 w/ Husband Dwyane Wade: ‘Hyper Independence Is A Trauma Response’
Gabrielle Union is getting candid about how her household is run.
During a recent interview, the 50-year-old actress revealed that she and husband Dwyane Wade split their household finances down the middle. She said:
”It’s weird to say I’m head of household, because in this household we split everything 50/50.”
Gabrielle Union then shared that despite their success and financial status, she still remains mindful of expenses, noting she is responsible for others.
“But in the other households that each of us have to support, it puts this – there’s always this gorilla on your back – that’s like, ‘You better work b**ch, you better work, b**ch you better work -are you gonna sleep in? Somebody might not eat!'”
According to Gabrielle Union, despite their wealth, she’s in a constant state of ‘anxiety and scarcity’ when examining her finances.
“I think I just have more responsibilities for my money. So, I get nervous. ‘Oh God, that movie didn’t open, what does that mean? Am I going to have enough to hold everybody up?'”
“And I’m trying to find peace in the journey; not using my anxiety and scarcity mindset to be my engine, which is hard.”
She also noted that while it’s hard to let go of that mindset, she is indeed working on it.
Gabrielle Union says her and Dwade split their bills 50/50 and she still has anxiety about being financially secure due to all of her responsibilities which forces her to be a workaholic! “You better work b*tch, oh you want to sleep in.” pic.twitter.com/lrvhZ3Ax8Q
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As no surprise, social media had lots to say about Gabrielle Union‘s recent revelation. The “Being Mary Jane” star received criticism for her comments, with many fans shocked and disagreeing with the 50/50 setup she has with her husband.
One user wrote,
“Gabrielle Union going 50/50 with a man who is worth 3 times more than her doesn’t sit right with me…anyways none of my business.”
Another person said,
“Gabrielle union said she goes 50/50 with her husband ??????? 50/50 with a retired NBA star ????? OH BABY HELL NAAAAAAAH”
However, some did defend Union, with one Twitter user saying,
“Gabrielle Union is trending because she said she splits the bills 50/50 with Dwyane Wade. I can’t think of a bigger waste of time than worrying about how married people handle their finances, especially if you’re single.”
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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade tied the knot back in 2014 and share a 4-year-old daughter named Kaavia. Union is stepmother to Wade’s children from previous relationships including son Zaire, 20, daughter Zaya, 15, and son Xavier Zechariah, 9.
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