Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union paired up a couple of weeks ago to discuss the time he got another woman pregnant during a break in their relationship. The story has been the focus of Union’s press run for her second book, “You Got Anything Stronger?” The candid sit-down was held back in September during a stop in Miami. While the conversation was not released, footage from attendees is finally hitting the net with new revelations from the pair.
For those unfamiliar with the story, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union split early on in their relationship. During the time apart, Wade fathered a child with friend Aja Metoyer and kept it a secret from Union when they reunited. Xavier Zechariah Wade was born on November 10, 2013. This pain became worse when Union realized that she might not conceive a child with Wade due to infertility issues. Suddenly his infidelity was so much more than a symbol of a time they separated, but also now a symbol of something she was not capable of giving Wade herself, a child.
In the flyer for the sit-down titled “An Evening With Gabrielle Union in Conversation With Dwyane Wade Discussing You Got Anything Stronger?“, Union promised to catch fans up on everything that had transpired from her first book “We’re Going to Need More Wine?” She teased, “Right, you and I left off in October 2017, when my first book came out. The weeks before were filled with dreams of loss. Pets dying. My husband leaving me. Babies not being born. My therapist told me it was my soul preparing for my true self to emerge after letting go of my grief. I had finally spoken openly about my fertility journey.”
As promised, the night was full of powerful and healing discussions. Wade opened up the conversation asking his wife, “What [did] I put you through and what you’ve gone through and been through?” Union says she kept things together and bore the weight of Wade’s infidelity out of fear of tarnishing his legacy. However, she said during their sit down that the book and her opening up finally allowed her to release some of the pain. “The weight that I let down that I’d been carrying to protect that legacy, it was a heavyweight.”
She recalls Wade was gearing up to win his third championship, the second in a row. “I didn’t ask for it. I didn’t deserve it. I didn’t earn,” she told her husband. Wade also opened up to the crowd admitting that Union did not speak to him for nine days. “My wife went nine days in silence,” he told the crowd. One person responded, “is that it?” which immediately welcomed laughter from Wade, Union, and the crowd. While some laughed at the clip, one person chimed in trying to shed light on the significance of what was said. “She said she felt she had to carry the burden of him cheating on HER to protect his legacy when it was NEVER her burden to bare… it ate her alive, so she gave it (the burden) back to him THEY were able to HEAL.”
Nah yall stuck on that part but hear what that Gabrielle said. She said she felt she had to carry the burden of him cheating on HER to protect his legacy when it was NEVER her burden to bare… it ate her alive so she gave it (the burden) back to him THEY were able to HEAL.— CARDI DROP THE ALBUM 🗣 (@ToriLoves2SeeIt) October 24, 2021