The star went through a lot to finally become a mother but no matter what, she never gave up. Gabrielle Union welcomed her first baby at the age of 46, but before that, she suffered no less than nine miscarriages!
Now, the actress and her hubby, Dwyane Wade, had a chat with none other than Oprah Winfrey, during which they talked about welcoming baby girl, Kaavia, via a surrogate.
Oprah was curious to know if Gabrielle had ever considered giving up but the actress was sure to answer ‘No.’
That being said, she went on to add that the birth of her daughter turned out to be a testament to her determination, just like many other things in her life.
‘I’m one of those people that, I’ve failed at all kinds of things, repeatedly. I’ve just always been of the mindset because people tell you, ‘You work hard, you do the rights things, you are a good person, it will happen for you, eventually.’’
She went on to explain that ‘I couldno’ let go of this idea of… creating life within me. That I could feel. That tied me to [husband Wade]. That he could be a part of. That the world could be a part of it.’
The man also talked about how social media reacted to pics of Union in a hospital gown and in a hospital bed as if she had given birth to their daughter.
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“Life is what happens when you are busy making plans." If this ain't the truth. When life doesn’t care about your perfectly planned out version of what you think your journey through this world is supposed to look like. Life belly laughed at my plan. Life did not care what people would say. Life had other things in store for me and our family. Figuring out how to let go of the idea of what motherhood should look and feel like, what a mother even is… that was a challenge. We share our story, our journey Saturday Dec 8th at 8pm on OWN with @Oprah
But Wade explained, via People, that the attire was meant to help with a quicker skin-to-skin bonding with the newborn.
The new father also told the outlet that the negative comments mocking Union for ‘pretending’ to have had the baby herself were very hurtful, especially since they were not aware of the process of having a baby via a surrogate.