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Gabrielle Union Revisits Touchy TSA Patted Down My Weave

Published by Natasha Fierce on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 10:00 am.

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With her movie skyrocketing to #1  at the box office this weekend, everybody wants a piece of Gabrielle Union…including the TSA. The Think Like a Man star stopped by Chelsea Lately on Thursday and told a charming little tale about getting stopped four times by airport security, who ultimately gave her a “weave pat-down.”

Girlfriend does have amazing hair…can you blame the TSA for wanting to know her secret?

Watch Gabby—looking stunning in a short leather dress and animal print heels—talk about frequent flyer hijinks, Think Like a Man and potato salad with the Obamas in the video below.

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New Year, New Relationship Updates for LeBron James, Jennifer Hudson, Aretha Franklin

Published by Dior Noir on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 11:00 am.

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The new year is already prompting new beginnings with stars who are kicking things off full speed ahead on the romance front.

When the ball dropped December 31, LeBron James popped the question to the mother of his two sons Savannah Brinson at a private dinner in Miami.  The couple are high school sweethearts, and have been together for over eight years along with their sons 7-year-old LeBron Jr. and 4-year-old Bryce — making it official has been a long time coming!  The engagement party was hosted by Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union and 50 guests, including Nas, Queen Latifah, Chris & Adrienne Bosh, LeBron’s mother Gloria James, supermodel Jessica White, and more, came to celebrate the happy couple and also toasted to LeBron’s 27th birthday (December 30, 1984).

Aretha Franklin is getting her groove back and was recently engaged to her longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson, a former Detroit firefighter. The 69-year-old singer has been married twice before, but is looking to make third time a charm in a ceremony that may come this summer. “We’re looking at June or July for our date, and no, I’m not pregnant, LOL!” she said. Franklin and Wilkerson are considering a ceremony in Miami Beach, followed by a reception on a private yacht.

And although last year’s rumors had Jennifer Hudson calling off her wedding to her WWE beau David Otunga the singer and actress says the nuptials are still on. “Oh, we’ve set the date. We’re just not telling. … no, not telling. Some things you keep to yourself,” Hudson said during an exclusive NBC Dateline interview that airs this Sunday. Maybe this year  will find J-Hid with a ring on it? The couple’s 2 year old son, David Jr. would make a cute ring bearer and Jennifer’s already got her dress figured out. “It’s a show,” she said. “It has three pieces to it. I designed it myself. It has a coat for the entrance and then when I get ready to walk, you take that part off. And then it’s another dress. And then by the time I get to the alter, it’s a whole new dress.

There’s about to be a whole lot of broom jumping this year! Congrats to all the couples!

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You’ll Never Catch Gabrielle Union on Reality TV

Published by Dior Noir on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm.

Gabrielle Union’s IMDB.com page may not be swimming with upcoming projects, but even if work is slow, don’t expect to see the actress, who dates NBA star Dwyane Wade, on Basketball Wives or any other type of reality show.

“I pay my own bills, first off, so I’ve never put myself in a position to have to be jackass or to have to sell myself down the river for a reality show,” Union told HipHollywood. “I was just raised a little differently and my situation is a lot different being that I have my own career, my own celebrity status on my own, independent and before him. But, I don’t knock anybody’s hustle, it’s just not my path.”

Gabby also says that “baby mama” is not a role she’s trying to play either. Although she insisted she’s “happy” with her beau Dwyane Wade, she said there’s no truth to any pregnancy rumors. “There would be a wedding before there would be a bambino, so all these reports of mystery babies that they like to keep giving me—there’ll be no baby until you’ve heard about a wedding.”
How long do you think it’ll be (if ever) before Dwyane puts a ring on it, making Gabrielle an official basketball wife, even if it’s not for TV?
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Judge Drop Suits Against Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union

Published by Runteldat on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 11:50 am.

Looks like one legal battle between Siohvaughn Wade and Dwyane Wade is over.

A few months ago Siohvaughn said that the children she shares with D-Wade were horrified after seeing the basketball star and his girlfriend, Gabrielle Union, engaged in “sexual foreplay” in front of them.
A mass of shade and prayers to CPS soon followed although Dwyane and Gabby denied both.

Ultimately, though Dwyane was granted temporary custody of their sons.

Gabrielle’s lawyer told TMZ that the lawsuit is a “shame” and a “waste of time.”

The site reports that a judge in Illinois has officially dismissed Siohvaughn’s lawsuit, citing improper jurisdiction.

Gabby’s lawyer added: “The allegations against Ms. Union are completely false and do not belong in the Illinois Court System.”

Given Siohvaughn’s track record, I’m sure she’ll figure out some other way to start a legal fight.

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Are Done Hiding

Published by Dior Noir on Monday, July 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

Now that Dwyane Wade’s divorce is final and he has renewed his contract with a stronger version of his Mami Heat team, it was time to do some celebrating with his girl, Gabrielle Union. Only this time there was no sneaking and creeping, arriving separately, downplaying or denying the obvious.

The duo made a weekend of public appearances in Hollywood, Florida walking red carpets together for the first time and finally confirming to press that they’re an official couple. On Friday they attended the Summer Groove Comedy Jam at The Hard Rock Live (pictured above) and were spotted dining at Martorano’s Italian American Kitchen at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel. For Saturday’s date they walked hand-in-hand to Alonzo Mourning’s Summer Groove Benefit Dinner, an event they both attended last year while they were still trying to keep the relationship on the DL.

I guess love does conquer all…

Do you think they’ll continue to stand the test of time?

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Dwyane Wade’s Wife Jailed

Published by Dior Noir on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

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The drama continues…

Dwyane Wade’s estranged wife was taken into custody this morning (and no, not for opening a can of whoop a– on Gabrielle Union!). A Chicago judge ordered authorities to take Siohvaughn Wade into custody when she failed to appear for a hearing in the couple’s divorce yesterday.

The police have been on the hunt, but according to a spokesman for the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, Siohvaughn turned herself in around 11:15 this morning with her attorney and the required $10,000 bond in tow. She’s expected to be released in a few hours.

CBS2 Chicago reports that Siohvaughn said she arrived at the Cook County Courthouse prior to her hearing yesterday, but her attorney Marsha Fisher did not show up because of a car accident. Siohvaughn said Fisher advised her not to go to the hearing without representation so she left the courthouse. Cook County Circuit Judge Marya Nega wasn’t hearing it. Nega complained that Siohvaughn had ignored a number of court orders and also threatened to give Dwyane–who actually did show up for the hearing–full custody of their children.

The Wades have been in a bitter court battle since the Miami Heat player filed for a divorce in 2007. Just last week Siohvaughn slapped Gabrielle Union with a lawsuit claiming the actress was causing her kids emotional distress by engaging in sexual acts with Dwyane in front of them and now this craziness!?

Thoughts?

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Dwyane Wade’s Wife is Suing Gabrielle Union Over ‘Emotional Distress’

Published by Dior Noir on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

Exhibit A: Siohvaughn Wade, Dwyane Wade’s estranged wife, who is currently filing a lawsuit against his girlfriend Gabrielle Union and seeking $50,000 in damages on claims that Gabrielle’s conduct around her two sons has caused them emotional distress.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Siohvaughn’s lawsuit claims that Gabby “engaged in sexual foreplay with Dwyane Wade” in front of Wade’s 8-year-old and 2-year-old sons while on an unsupervised visitation to the basketball star’s Miami home. In addition, the suit claims Dwyane orchestrated a meeting to introduce the children to their “future stepmother” (or Gabby) which caused them emotional distress (they say the older child has sought medical treatment for stress and anxiety and is seeking court-mandated mental evaluations). Other allegations in the suit: Wade’s oldest son was allowed to play unsupervised in or around the Miami home’s pool at night and the younger son almost drowned in his father’s care.

There are strong accusations going on there and already Dwyane and Gabby have called BS. Dwyane made this statement to TMZ, “I am shocked that Siohvaughn Wade has brought this baseless and merit-less lawsuit in the name of our children against Gabrielle Union. I am deeply saddened and disappointed that Siohvaughn has used our sons once again as pawns and is now lashing out at Gabrielle, who is an innocent party. It is clear that this is a desperate attempt to retaliate against me for seeking sole custody of our children and requesting that the court have her undergo a psychiatric examination.” He concluded, “My primary concern is my children and actions such as this only inflame the situation and are harmful to their well being.”

Gabby’s reps also denied the allegations and told TMZ they apologize to the court system for having to deal, “with erroneous claims when there are real victims who should be receiving the legal attention they need.”

What started off as a really cute tale of two high school sweethearts is ending in an ugly divorce battle for Dwyane and Siohvaughn Wade. Hopefully both parties can put the drama aside and do what’s in the best interest of the children.

Your thoughts?

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Gabrielle Union Talks Dwyane Wade

Published by Runteldat on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 12:00 am.

Considering they’ve only started taking pictures together months ago, it’s surprising to see Gabrielle Union talk about her relationship with Dwyane Wade – on, national television, no less.

But I see Gabby doesn’t mind the negative talk anymore and is ready to talk about her man.

Interesting to know Dwyane visits her on the set of Flash Forward. Even more interesting is that she dated Jason Kidd in high school.

She’s not kidding when she says she has high standards.

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JET Magazine’s Newest Cover Girl Gabrielle Union ‘Opens up About Rumors’

Published by Dior Noir on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

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While Dwayne Wade is speaking out against his ex-wife’s recent TV commentary on their marriage, his alleged girlfriend Gabrielle Union just might be clearing up the rumors about their relationship once and for all. Gabby covers next week’s JET magazine which promises the “actress opens up about flaws, fears and rumors.”

A snippet of the article:

On the surface, it seems that everything is just about perfect in Gabrielle Union¹s world. She’s playing a lawyer on a hit TV show; she’s in love with a hot, younger man and she’s a spokesperson for a major skin care company. But the actress says she’s the first to admit that her self-work is nowhere near completed. “There are some things I personally want to improve upon in my own life,” she said. “I’m working on personality and character traits that I know need to be tweaked. So yes, I do want more.” (p. 36)

Looks like they had to butter her up before getting to the good stuff. This issue hits stands Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. Can’t wait to see what the JET Beauty of the Week has to say about living in Dwayne’s world.

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Gabby, D.Wade Continue To Make Public Appearances

Published by Runteldat on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 11:00 am.

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They say everything that’s done in the dark comes to light so it’s only right that Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade step out into the sun regardless of what the “evil bloggers” and even nastier blog readers have to say about it.

The two were caught hitting Miami Beach for a swim before Wade’s game in Miami that night.

Previously Dwyane’s publicist would be blocking shots of the two paired up no doubt ducking what’s been harsh criticism of the two considering Dwyane is still legally married to his wife.

The wife in question, Siovaughn Wade has accused Dwyane of being a dead beat dad in the past. That’s a horrible accusation for a celebrity endorser of Dwyane’s caliber, but according to a recent New York Times piece, it doesn’t seem to be a big issue anymore.

On handling rumors and sponsorship, Wade told the paper:

“I’ve dealt with my own personal issues, and my sponsors have been on board with me the whole time,” Mr. Wade said in an interview. “They understand that we’re in the limelight and there are some things that are going to come up to be negative, some positive.”

And while some stars fall, some have tussles just like regular people do — and for the most part, as long as consumers support them, so will their sponsors.

I guess that means we’ll be seeing a lot more of these two together in the public. Check for more flicks of these two under the hood:

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