They're the cutest couple! On Sunday, Aug. 19, Dwyane Wade showed his wife, Gabrielle Union, just how much he appreciates her by giving her a sweet shout-out on Instagram just days before they're set to celebrate their four-year wedding anniversary.
"She's a [star] in her most important role. I wanna acknowledge my wife and the kids' stepmom for being everything that each boy and I have needed her to be. We couldn’t have wished for more, @GabUnion… Thank you for loving us," he captioned a snapshot of Gabrielle with one of his boys.
In the pic, Gabrielle can be seen sipping wine next to Dwyane's 11-year-old middle son, Zion. Although Dwyane and Gabrielle have no kids together, her husband is also a proud father to sons Zaire, 16, and Xavier, 4, from two previous relationships.
When she became a stepmom, Gabrielle learned just how much she would like to have kids of her own. In her book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, the actress detailed her struggles with infertility. "I have had eight or nine miscarriages," she recalled. "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."
Gabrielle then realized why it has been so difficult for her to get pregnant. In her book she wrote, "Everyone said ‘You’re a career woman, you’ve prioritized your career, you waited too long and now you’re just too old to have a kid — and that’s on you for wanting a career.' The reality is I actually have Adenomyosis."