A majority of people think that Gabrielle Union is flawless. Union also felt that way until she met Star actress Ryan Destiny whom she called a “[email protected]”
When Miss Destiny burst into the entertainment world, many of her fans and media critics pointed to the fact that she looked like a younger version of Union.
The two ladies are very talented and outspoken actresses.
In her recently published memoir, We’re Going To Need More Wine; Union said she was overwhelmed with emotions the first time she met Destiny.
Dwyane Wade’s wife told herself during the meeting that she is a has-been and Destiny is going to replace her in Hollywood.
She also felt that she could not compete with Destiny, a younger woman who was prettier and more talented than her.
Note that not only can Destiny act, she is also a gifted singer-songwriter and fantastic dancer.
Union said while she was fake smiling and giving compliments to Destiny, in her mind she was thinking the following.
“Just the night before, I had attended a pre-Oscar cocktail party for women in film. There I had met a young actor named Ryan Destiny. She had appeared in the Lee Daniels series Star. I had heard that she looked like me. I saw her in person, and she looks like I literally gave birth to her. Gab 2.0, only better.”
She added: “‘Oh my God,’ she said. ‘I am finally meeting you. This is so amazing.’ ‘What are you, twelve?’ ‘Twenty-two.’ ‘S**t.’ ‘I admire you so much,’ she said. ‘If you could mentor me…’ B***h, f**k you, I thought. You want me to mentor you? The press is literally calling you the next Gabrielle Union… ‘except she can sing and dance!’ I smiled, and the photographers came over. They needed to document this moment of ‘Look who’s old!'”
In a recent radio interview, Destiny was asked to share her thoughts on Union’s confession.
She said: “That was very weird to me, weird in a good way because I did not expect her to put me in her book, period.”
Destiny added: “I remember the time that we did meet, which is the situation she was addressing in her book, and she was very nice. I would not have known that she was thinking any of the stuff that she said she was thinking in her head at all. It is interesting because she was just talking to me and we were just chopping it up about what I was filming at the time… and she was just supportive of that, and she told me to push through it.”
Not sure Destiny will try to talk to Union again.