Gabrielle Union is the latest cover star for The Cut Magazine’s latest edition. The ‘Being Mary Jane’ star gets candid in her interview as she talks about her explosive, tell-all book, “We Are Going to Need More Wine” her husband, Dwayne Wade, her infertility issues and a whole lot more.
Read excerpts from her interview below:
On trying to conceive through IVF and why she decided to write about her fertility struggles: I’m in the rooms with the women and there is such a shroud of secrecy and shame, I mean, there’s back entrances, there are people who will come get you from your car with an umbrella. The idea of being found out, like going to a fertility doctor? Oh my god, the jig is up.
People are thinking, she married this young guy and her sh*t doesn’t work. Awww. Awww, and he had that baby with somebody else. Awww. Bet it really hurts. That kind of sh*t. I’d rather be the guinea pig and speak about the process to demystify it if you’re going to stick a microphone in my face, I might as well save at least a few of us if I can.
On her husband Dwayne Wade using his platform for good: I have to make sure my spouse is up front and stays up front and is well versed in everything and stays vocal and stays in a place of leadership on everything. Sports-related, not-sports-related, father-related, black-people-related, black-father-related, men-over-30-check-your-prostate-related. There’s a huge amount of pressure to influence, shape, force, control.
On how she had to fight to show a black woman on the toilet on Being Mary Jane: I know I get most of my work done on the toilet. She needs to sh*t. Because I’ve been waiting for Olivia Pope to sh*t for many seasons now. I need to see her playing Words With Friends, Candy Crush, something on the toilet. Reading Baller Alert, I dunno. But something. To show, like, the 360 degrees of real people. Shitting is so normal and so relatable. Everybody sh*ts.
Photography: Tim Zaragoza
Styling: Thomas Christos Kikis
Producer: Biel Parklee
Hair: Larry Sims for Smooth ‘n Shine at Forward Artists
Makeup: Renny Vasquez at IMPAQ Beauty
Photography Assistant: Nigel Ho Sang, Ivory Serra. Fashion Assistant: Alexandria Rudolph.
Read Gabrielle’s full interview for The Cut