“All the Battles”: Dwyane Wade’s Wife Gabrielle Boosts Taraji P. Henson’s Emotional Message With Strong Note

Published 12/28/2023, 6:00 AM EST

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Gabrielle Union is making sure her friend is being heard. Dwyane Wade and his wife are passionate about social justice, and never shy away from supporting causes they feel strongly about. When Taraji P. Henson utilized her platform to highlight a real problem, Hollywood rallied behind her. Gabrielle Union is one of the biggest stars in her corner.

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The incident happened during the press events for Henson’s latest movie, The Color Purple. In an emotional interview, she opened a discussion on the pay inequality she’s experienced throughout her career as a black woman.

Union shared the clip of TPH’s speech on her Instagram Stories with an addition of her own. “Watch the whole thing. And then consider all the battles before, during and after to be seen, heard, protected and promoted for the work.

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The leading ladies have been friends for over two decades. Henson has always shown her admiration for Union speaking about her personal struggles. D-Wade’s wife previously worked with Lala Anthony, Carmelo Anthony’s ex, on The Perfect Find. Henson stepped on the red-carpet premiere to support Union. They’re always under each other’s posts hyping each other up.

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Plus, their friendship has survived through thick and thin. Henson has been using The Color Purple promotions to further this issue. Union shared a separate interview of Henson and wrote on X, “Not a damn lie told. Not. A. Damn. Lie. We go TO BAT for the next generation and hell even our own generation and above. We don’t hesitate to be the change that we all need to see AND it takes a toll on your mind, health, soul, and career if we’re keepn it.” 

Like Henson, Gabrielle Union is making sure this conversation doesn’t die down.

Gabrielle Union on her own opinion

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Amid sharing the Wade family’s wholesome Christmas celebrations, Union added her voice to the discussion of pay disparity. “Merry Christmas from A Black Actress/Producer In Hollywood,” she wrote on an Instagram post.

She packed the sarcasm into her speech while skipping across a lawn. “I’m a Black actress and producer in Hollywood. Of course, I’ve been mistaken for Garcelle [Beauvais], Brandy, Ashanti, Sanaa [Lathan], Nia [Long], both Halles [Berry, Bailey] and both Reginas [Hall, King],” she said, adding, “Of course, our box office successes never matter.” 

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She even got her entourage on the video to speak about having to include them on her contract to ensure they get paid too. She also said she’d be working till “the end” because she doesn’t earn as much as some others in Hollywood.

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Union is breaking the perception that her best friend will be unheard. The Taraji-Gabrielle duo is the superteam we all need.

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