Gabrielle Union’s Heartbreaking Struggle with Infertility
Gabrielle Union has revealed she’s suffered multiple miscarriages in an attempt to have a much-longed-for baby with NBA star husband Dwyane Wade.
Dealing with infertility while being in the public eye hasn’t been easy for Union, who constantly is reminded of her struggle each time she’s asked by both family and strangers alike when she’s having kids.
In her new book We’re Going to Need More Wine the star of BET’s Being Mary Jane opens up about her struggles with infertility and failed IVF treatments.Particularly the emotional toll of suffering through a slew of miscarriages as well as being raped in college.
The pair tied the knot in August 2014 and at first, the star didn’t see children as part of her future.
“I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” Union, 44, writes in the book. “For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.”
But, after realising how much joy she felt raising three boys with Wade, 35 — his nephew Dahveon Morris, 16, and sons from a previous marriage Zaire, 15, and Zion, 10 (Wade’s third son Xavier, 3, conceived with another woman while Wade and Union were broken up, lives with his mother) — Union first discovered that having a baby was something she wanted after initially not wanting kids.
But the actress hasn’t lost hope and said she and her husband “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.”