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“We’ve Lost Too Much”: Refusing Wife Gabrielle’s 1 Desire, Dwyane Wade Was ‘Forced’ to Make a Crucial Choice

Published 09/21/2023, 9:30 AM EDT

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union stand as a shining example of partnership and resilience in the world of celebrity couples. The Hollywood actress once shared how her husband does everything in his power to make things right. However, Wade was once forced to make a major decision for both of them. While this might have come at the cost of the actress’ wish, Wade chose this only to protect his wife.

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A couple of years ago, the 50-year-old actress candidly spoke about a different facet of her life and this was brought to light again during an interview with People Magazine.

Dwyane Wade had to take the tough decision in spite of his love for his wife


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Gabrielle Union shared how she dealt with the pain of infertility and Wade’s support throughout her trajectory. While the actress desired to experience the joy of pregnancy, she was heartbroken with multiple miscarriages. Watching his wife deal with pain every day, he was forced to refuse Gabrielle’s wish. As the 50-year-old recalled, that’s when Wade shared his stance on the matter.

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He shared, “As much as we want this baby, I want you. We’ve lost too much in our relationship for me to be okay with you to do one more thing to your body and soul.The 3x NBA champion convinced her that surrogacy was the right option for them.


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Their journey together has been filled with highs and lows, but through it all, they have emerged as a beacon of strength and affection in the public eye and their recent interview with People has put some focus on this part of their life. However, the actress had a hard time making this decision.


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Gabrielle Union recovered from her pain

In an enlightening conversation with Nina Westbrook a few weeks ago, the actress revealed how she felt like “a failure.” It took her almost a year to finally embrace the path of surrogacy. In 2018, the couple welcomed their daughter Kaavia Wade.

While the struggle left her heartbroken, she was slowly able to recover from her pain. In the same interview, she shared how talking to people and being more social helped her. The couple has grown ever since. After enduring their fair share of trials and tribulations, this resilient couple has finally found their way to a place of harmony and understanding. 


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Written by:

Pritha Debroy


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Pritha is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. She has long been a fan of the NBA and the Portland Trail Blazers. With prior experience in lifestyle writing, she aims to deliver a fair assessment of the happenings from the NBA world, both on and off the court.
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Aakash Nair