10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade’s Relationship

  
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When it comes to celebrity-athlete relationships, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are one of the best couples out there. They are fun-loving, down-to-earth, completely in love and just happen to be two loved celebrities. A nine year age gap between the 43-year-old Union and 34-year-old Wade made Union hesitant about a relationship at first, but now they have been happily married for a couple of years, and have let fans into their life with cute photos and updates on social media. It hasn’t always been an easy road for the pair, but they have overcome a lot of obstacles together and are happier than ever! Check out 10 things you didn’t know about Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s relationship:

10. Getting Together

It would seem natural that two extremely good-looking and talented people would meet and fall in love, but it wasn’t that easy for Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade. They actually first met in 2007 while they were both slated to co-host a Super Bowl party. Naturally it was a sponsored event and they were both hired by promoters, so it wasn’t your average living room full of friends Super Bowl party. Despite Wade showing interest, sparks didn’t fly for Union right away. Years into their relationship, she opened up about what she intially thought after meeting Wade. “[Wade’s resume] looked like crap: Athlete, going through a divorce, nine years younger than me. Then, after I had a heart-crushing breakup with yet another immature jerk, I thought, it can’t be any worse if I date a fetus. Let’s just see what happens.” Luckily, she took a chance on “the fetus” which is her younger significant other, and the two officially began dating in 2009.

 Photo By: Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection

Photo By: Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection

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9. Breakup and Scandal

After a few years of dating, Union and Wade abruptly broke up in early 2013 which they said was because of “distance and scheduling,” but they obviously didn’t lose contact because they were back together before the end of the year. The breakup and makeup didn’t come without scandal ,however, because during the brief split Wade got a longtime friend, Aja Metoyer, pregnant. Metoyer gave birth to a baby boy, Xavier, in November 2013, one month before Union and Wade reconciled.

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Photo by Broadimage / Rex Features

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