Bad Boys Star Gabrielle Union Defends Her Right to Cheat on Husband Chris Howard as She Was “Paying all the bills”

Bad Boys Star Gabrielle Union spoke about her ‘dysfunctional’ marriage to former NFL player Chris Howard during a podcast interview. She openly discussed her infidelity rights during her marriage to an ex-NFL player in the 2000s. The former Jacksonville Jaguars player proposed to the actress with a ring in his hand in an effortless and elegant style during their meal at KFC, and they married in 2001.

Gabrielle Union and Chris Howard
Gabrielle Union and Chris Howard

During their 2001 nuptials, the actress admitted previously that many ‘red flags’ indicated they were headed for a crash-and-burn marriage. Their wedding was also rocky due to hungover bridesmaids and groomsmen who jokingly objected mid-ceremony, but it ended in 2006. In 2014, Gabrielle Union ensured she had a prenuptial agreement with Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwayne Wade. Earlier she talked about her heart-breaking miscarriages and difficulty conceiving with the NBA star.

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Gabrielle Union Discusses Infidelity In Her First Marriage

On Monday, the Armchair Expert Podcast with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman featured a discussion of Gabrielle Union‘s dysfunctional marriage to football player Chris Howard, whom she divorced in 2006. During the interview, Union revealed that she felt “entitled” to cheat on her ex-husband Howard during their marriage.

Chris Howard and Gabrielle Union
Chris Howard and Gabrielle Union

Union revealed,

“In our first marriage, neither one of us felt like the marriage should get in the way of our dating. A part of it was like keeping up with his activities, like, ‘Oh, that’s what you’re doing? You’re going to feel this one.’ And I just felt entitled to it as well.”

The 50-year-old recalled,

“I was paying all the bills, I was working my ass off, and I felt like that’s what comes [with it]. Like my dad before me, whoever has the most, gets to do whatever the hell they want, is what I thought.”

Union quipped,

“Neither one of us felt like our marriage should get in the way of our dating.”

She confessed that they went for therapy and according to their therapist, she said,

“Romance should have never gotten out of the dating phase. Howard and I had not one thing in common, no morals, no values, no scruples.”

Union also admitted that she was “horny for validation” and to be desired by certain types of men. In addition to getting candid about her relationship with the ex-NFL player, We’re Going to Need More Wine author said the pair were just dysfunctional from day one, and their relationship had become toxic. The couple split in 2005 and finalized their divorce in 2006. The Bad Boys star married NBA superstar Dwyane Wade in 2014 after ending her troubled marriage.

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A Timeline Of Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade’s Relationship

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union have been together for over a decade, making them one of Hollywood’s top power couples. They married in 2014, and in 2018, she and the NBA star welcomed daughter Kaavia, 4, through surrogacy. Reports stated that their relationship began more than two years after they met in February 2007. The duo first crossed the path after Union’s divorce due to failed marriage. During the time, Wade was married to his then-wife, Siohvaughn Funches, with whom he shares two kids, Zaya and Zaire.

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade

Union and Wade’s relationship came to light in 2010, and later they married. According to reports, the actress also became the stepmother of Wade’s kids, including his nephew Dahveon Morris. In addition to their support of the LGBTQ+ community and their parenting, the couple appeared on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

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Source: Armchair Expert Podcast

Tulika Shreshthi
Tulika Shreshthi

Tulika Shreshthi is a professional content writer at Animated Times in an entertainment niche. She has years of experience in Content Management and SEO-based digital Content Writing. Also, she has a specialization in technical content writing. As an illustrator, she loves to draw something on her iPad while not writing professionally. She is passionate about the children's digital illustrations segment. Aside from illustrating, she also enjoys cooking and singing as her hobby.

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