Gabrielle Union has experience being married, divorced, and married once again. The “Being Mary Jane” actress is now married to Dwyane Wade and is sharing some important tips on dating and relationships!

Union said of her now-husband, “When I met Dwyane, his “résumé” looked like crap: athlete, going through a divorce, nine years younger than me. None of that screamed, “Let’s have a lasting relationship.” Then, after I had a heart-crushing breakup with yet another immature jerk, I thought, it can’t be any worse if I date a fetus. Let’s just see what happens. Turned out he’d been on his own since he was 15. He had wisdom that comes with facing an insane amount of adversity. He’s sweet, funny, honest about his shortcomings. When I put my preconceived notions to the side, I found someone cool.”

Gabrielle also said to let him know your feelings each day. She said, “Dwyane generally gets up before I do to go to the gym, and he’s never left without kissing me and telling me he loves me. As for me, I am complimentary to the point where I am almost a little Chester the Molester-y. I think he’s so delicious. Watching him get out of the shower never gets old. Never. It’s not like he ever wonders what I’m thinking, but usually he’s thinking, She needs a cold shower!”

The actress also said not to rush into getting married just because other people around you are tying the knot.

Union said, “I got married at 28 because my friends were getting married, starting to have kids—and, in my mind, 26, 27 was old. I thought, I’d better jump on this because soon I’ll be 30 and an old maid. And I chose wrong. You can’t go by what your friends are doing or your family is influencing you to do. Think about this: Worst-case scenario, do you want to give this fool half of your money? As the person who had to write the check at the end of my marriage, had I thought about that, I’d have put more time into choosing the right person. And, yes, the wait can be scary—that feeling of ‘Am I always going to be watching TV alone, cooking for one; is my best friend my only real soulmate?’ But the right person is worth the wait.”

The “Almost Christmas” star also told The Grio:

“If your type hasn’t worked for you in 40 years — guess what? Your type sucks! Time to change your type. Think outside the box! Maybe they’re younger, maybe they’re older, maybe they don’t come in the shape or size or color that you assume they would come in. But there’s so many dope people out there that if you open yourself up and get out of your own way, you’re going to have a lot of options. A lot more options than you think.”




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