COUPLED UP: Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Cover ESSENCE Magazine
Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade, 28, and his girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union, 38, are on the cover of ESSENCE Magazine’s February 2012 issue. Inside, the couple open up about their relationship and why they’re in no rush to get married. Dwyane told ESSENCE:
“We’re not rushing it. Both of us have been married before, and we understand that if we choose to marry again, we want it to be right. We both took failing at marriage hard. The next time it’s gotta be forever.”
Wade’s 8-year marriage to his high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches ended in 2010, after a highly publicized divorce and nasty custody battle. They have two boys together, Zaire, 8, and Zion, 3, of whom Dwyane has sole custody. Gabrielle Union was married to Chris Howard, a former Jacksonville Jaguars running back, for 5 years until they called it quits in 2006.
The couple’s ESSENCE cover has been met with a lot of mixed reactions, as some people believe that Gabby was wrong for hooking up with Dwyane before he filed for a divorce from his then-wife Siohvaughn. Whatever we may think, they’re clearly not letting it getting in the way of how they feel about each other.
This is Gabby and Dwyane’s first cover together. You can read the rest of the interview when the issue hits newsstands on January 12.