When it comes to her marriage to professional basketball player Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union isn’t afraid to discuss anything.
So when asked if she had her husband, 33, sign a pre-nup before they tied the knot in August 2014, the 42-year-old actress had no problem replying with a definitive, “yes.”
Gabrielle with Dwyane in February 2014.
“Now that it’s time to get married to a man who happens to play basketball and has done well for himself, I want to make it clear that I have in no way hitched my wagon to his star. I have my own wagon and star,” she said in a new interview.
“For women in Hollywood, when they’re coupling, everything is about the brand. Everything is about latching on to a rising star, so you can kick your heels up. That’s never been my story, ever,” Gabrielle continued.
Dwyane proposed to Gabrielle with a reported 8.5 carat, $1 million engagement ring.
When Dwyane — whom the ‘Think Like a Man’ star began dating in 2009 — proposed in December 2013, Gabrielle revealed she felt it was necessary for the couple to protect their individual assets through a prenuptial agreement.
“I make sure to let people know all of the hard work that’s gone into my career. I want people to know the work that it took to get through UCLA, that I had student loans and worked. I was eating Top Ramen and lived well below my means,” she told ‘Yahoo! Style‘ of her rise to fame.