Everything You Need To Know About Dwayne Wade and His First Wife, Chris Howard, As Gabrielle Union's Husband
Learn more about Chris and Gabrielle's current husband, NBA star Dwyane Wayne, here. During her first marriage to NFL star Chris Howard, Gabrielle claimed she "felt entitled" to adultery.
According to the Bring It On star, neither of us felt that our first marriage should interfere with our dating.
In part, Gabrielle continued, it was like keeping up with his activities, as in, "Oh, that's what you're doing? You're going to feel this one," and in part, I just felt entitled to it as well.
She continued, "I was paying all the bills, working my tail off, and I felt like that's what comes, the spoils of riches. " She added that her father's ...
...way of thinking, which holds that "whoever has the most gets to do whatever the hell they want," was consistent with her way of thinking.
It was simply dysfunctional from the start. Continue reading to learn everything there is to know about the men who later became Gabrielle's husband.
Chris, a 1975 Louisiana native who attended college at Michigan, quickly established himself as a running back.
Mr. Chris Howard
He was signed in 1998 by the Denver Broncos and later transferred to the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he enjoyed some success before retiring in 2000.
Chris first met Gabrielle at a party in Jacksonville just before he decided to retire from football. After a brief courtship, they decided to get married in 2001.
On the Armchair Expert podcast, Gabrielle described the marriage as "such a stupid relationship that should have never progressed beyond the dating phase.".
The only thing you have in common, according to her, is other people, so why don't you just go be with other people? [She said] We should probably try to end things amicably because you don't share any morals or values.
It was a trade-off because men can be just as big of groupies as women, if not bigger. Gabrielle concluded the podcast by saying, "We were both crappy people going through s— and clearly not going to enough therapy.
Mr. Dwyane Wade
They went public in 2010, but remained apart for a while during which Dwayne fathered a child with another woman. It wasn't until two years later that Dwyane asked Gabrielle out on a date.
Currently, Gabrielle and Dwyane's relationship is only getting stronger. Most recently, the couple came together to support his transgender child, Zaya, whom Dywane frequently gushed about on his Instagram.
In February 2020, Dwyane made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about the touching moment when Zaya requested that Dwyane and her stepmother Gabrielle refer to her by her new name.
Dwyane stated on the program that he and his partner are both proud allies and parents of a child who belongs to the LGBTQ community.
We take our parental roles and responsibilities very seriously.