We all can attest that Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s relationship continues to inspire couple goals everywhere.
It’s no secret that the pair have had their fair share of ups and downs including the actress’ failed marriage to Chris Howard in 2006, but this couple continues to thrive through what it means to love through the good and bad times.
When it comes to giving advice to fans, Wade, who too divorced his first wife, Siohvaughn Funches in 2010, spoke about how hard it is to date and in fact, be married to a fellow celebrity.
“Celebrity relationships [are] very hard,” the Miami Heat point guard previously said on “The Tonight Show” of his tough break with the “Being Mary Jane” actress — whom he’d dated since 2009.
“This was a big year for us and our relationship from the standpoint of she was shooting her show “Being Mary Jane,” going most of the year. I was dealing with my injuries, trying to win a championship, so we kinda took a step back.”
That break was however short-lived and the couple’s relationship became even stronger than ever since reuniting and eventually jumping the broom in 2014.
Wade wasn’t the only one to gush about their special union, his now-wife, who is 47-years-old, shared the sweetest post commemorating their big day, by saying:
“Someone told me that if our wedding was any indication of how our marriage would go, there would be alot of happiness in our future…And he ain’t never lied! 8-30-2014 was the 1st step and we keep on steppin,” wrote Union, alongside an elegant wedding video via Instagram.
“Every day I think there’s no way I could love [Wade] any more than I did the day before, but I fall deeper in love with him each morning.
“Thank you for your belief that we were both capable of evolution and committing to be your best self for our family. Loving u poopy!,” she continued.
There love didn’t stop there, the 38-year-old athlete, who was featured in People‘s Sexiest Man Alive issue in 2019, admitted that one of the ways he helps to keep their passion and love strong is by making his wife feel appreciated by running bubble baths and even taking the time to bathe her!
… Come on people, isn’t this everyone’s fantasy to have your significant other spoil and pamper you?
The brunette beauty opened up about how he surprised her with this sweet gesture after she recently came home from a long day at work. “He had run this bubble bath and then bathed me,” she told the outlet. “It was strangely therapeutic and erotic and sweet and sexy. He was so nurturing. It was all interesting and sweet.”
But when it comes to giving fans some advice on how to make his or her relationship work, Union said:
“Our great advice to couples everywhere is to go on regular date nights and getaways.”
Dwyane is also good about graciously giving gifts to his wife and making it a family affair whenever he can. “He sends flowers from the whole family,” she explained. “It’s just, we were thinking about you and we appreciate you and we’re grateful for you. It’s always the sweetest, right-on-time delivery.”
So, how does one keep the love alive or simply find their one and only? Here’s what the experts have to say:
Investment is key. You can’t save a relationship unless both people are equally invested. It takes a joint effort to make it work. One person trying will never be enough,” the couple once said.
Gabrielle and Dwyane share daughter Kaavia, who they had via surrogate last year. Dwyane also has three sons, including Zaire, 17, Zion, now known as Zaya, 12, and Xavier, 5, from previous relationships. When they aren’t spending time with their kids, they’re enjoying time as a couple.
And as for the couple’s love for their trans son, Zaya, Union shared this on Instagram:
Meet Zaya… She’s compassionate, loving, whip-smart and we are so proud of her. It’s Ok to listen to, love & respect your children exactly as they are. Love and light good people.
Awe, so sweet!
And for all you single folks that are still searching for that special someone, here’s a bit of advice from matchmaker Michelle G.
“Remember to be clear about your expectations. Mapping out your own core values and making sure they align with the people you date helps you in being clear on the type of person you want to be in a relationship with.”
Adding, “Clarity will help you communicate what you’re looking for — use your head and your heart!”
Happy Valentine’s Day to Gabrielle and Dwayne and to everyone celebrating V.day!
This!!! We don’t claim to have all the answers but we are committed to learning and loving and being good allies and better parents. https://t.co/m7GxNxMlOT
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 12, 2020