black people and money

So, here’s why Gabrielle Union asked Dwayne for a prenup

So, here’s why Gabrielle Union asked Dwayne for a prenup

Gabrielle Union is a self-made woman and very successful in her chosen profession. But her husband is millionaire athlete Dwyane Wade, so some people think that this is a bonanza for her economically. Despite being able to use her looks to attract wealthy men, Gabrielle surprised a lot of onlookers by choosing to get a prenup even though she didn’t need one.

In fact, she says that she demanded the paperwork before the two were wed last year. When asked why she made the decision to protect her wealth and her relationship, Gabby gave this interesting answer.

“For women in Hollywood, when they’re coupling, everything is about the brand. Everything is about latching on to a rising star, so you can kick your heels up. That’s never been my story, ever,” she told Yahoo Style. “I make sure to let people know all of the hard work that’s gone into my career.”

The 42-year old Union met Wade in 2007 and says she was still trying to pay her student loans. She says that as a result of her economic struggles, she always works to live beneath her means and think about her financial future. She also isn’t in the business of waiting for a man to save her, which has been a winning strategy for her up until this point.

“Now that it’s time to get married to a man who happens to play basketball and has done well for himself, I want to make it clear that I have in no way hitched my wagon to his star,” she said. “I have my own wagon and star.”

black people and money

FJT aims to be the information hub that empowers Black wealth creation. We are behind FJT's fresh & insightful content that helps you think, learn, laugh, and move towards action to create a stronger Black community.

More in black people and money

Dr Boyce Watkins: 5 ways to know if your man is going to be financially successful

FJT StaffMay 27, 2019

Grand hustler George Ray helps aspiring entrepreneurs turn their business dreams into reality

zacharySeptember 16, 2018

Cardi B’s dentist Dr. Catrise L. Austin helps masses craft winning smiles

zacharyAugust 15, 2018

Student loans are the new STDs

FJT StaffMay 6, 2018

Dr Boyce Watkins: Your kids are at risk of falling behind financially because of what they never taught you

FJT StaffApril 1, 2018

10 People who are banned from Wakanda for life

FJT StaffMarch 8, 2018