Actress Gabrielle Union and NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade have discovered that love does, indeed, come for some the second time around.
The engaged couple married yesterday, August 30, at Miami’s Chateau Artisan castle in front of a small, cherished gathering. Union wore a Dennis Basso gown and Wade wore a Dsquared2 tailor-made tux. As for wedding attendees, the couple requested that they wear formal white to the gathering.
Gabrielle Union, 41, and Dwyane Wade, 32, both come from previous marriages, and the two got engaged in December 2013. Wade is currently raising his two children from a previous marriage, Zaire and Zion, with nephew Dahveon as an adopted son. Union was married to NFL player Chris Howard in 2001, but later divorced him in 2005. Gabrielle Union has said that, with the second time around, she intends to have a prenup in place.
Days after Union’s and Wade’s engagement, rumors surfaced about Wade’s child in a relationship that occurred while Union and Wade put off dating for a short time.
Gabrielle Union has been in movies such as “Love & Basketball” (2000) where she played character Shawnee, as character Isis in “Bring It On” (2000), Eva in “Deliver Us From Eva” (2003), and has appeared in television shows such as “Family Matters,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Moesha,” “7th Heaven,” “Sister, Sister,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “ER,” “City of Angels,” “The West Wing,” “Ugly Betty,” and “Army Wives.”
Dwyane Wade played NCAA basketball at Marquette University, struggling to keep his grades up. With some determination, he eventually was granted eligibility to play for Marquette once more, and his improvement helped Marquette gain more attention in the media as well as attention for himself. In 2003, he decided to forgo his senior year at Marquette to enter the NBA draft. He was drafted by the Miami Heat, and has been playing with the team ever since. Wade’s teammate Chris Bosh and wife Adrienne, along with Portland Trailblazers Dorell Wright and wife Mia attended the wedding to provide mutual support.