- Gabrielle Union opened up about parenting and the importance of self-care, speaking to Scandal star Katie Lowes.
- "We're super conditioned to not center ourselves in our own stories," Union said. "It is OK to center yourself and your needs and advocate for yourself."
- She spoke to Lowes on parenting podcast Katie's Crib, released by Shondaland.
Gabrielle Union, you're no doubt aware, is a delight. And she's pretty delightful as a parent, too (some evidence: This adorable video with baby Kaavia, and this lovely tribute she and husband Dwyane Wade paid to daughter Zaya). In a recent appearance on Katie Lowes' Shondaland podcast Katie's Crib, as People reports, she spoke about her difficulties with infertility, her surrogacy experience, and her parenting journey. What's more, Union stressed the importance of prioritizing self-care as a parent and resisting societal pressure to "[give] every part of ourselves to other people." And if you're struggling to give adequate time and attention to your own needs? I very much recommend you listen to her advice.
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"We're super conditioned to not center ourselves in our own stories," she said. "Anything less than giving everything, every part of ourselves to other people, we're that selfish bitch, we're the bad mom, we're the bad wife, we're the bad friend, when you don't give every piece of yourself to everyone else whenever they feel like they need it," she continued.
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"It is OK to center yourself and your needs and advocate for yourself and be the center of your own story, and be your best self for yourself, so you can offer—in reasonable doses, as you see fit—parts of you to other people," Union stressed. "We say in our family and in our crew, 'We all we got.' But that includes the motherfucker in the mirror. Start with you first."
March 7, 2020
Dwyane Wade, Zaya, and Gabrielle Union stunned in matching custom Rich Fresh suits. Union wore a pair of Bottega Veneta sandals.
February 22, 2020
Union at the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers game wearing Prada lace-up shoes.
February 9, 2020
Union attended the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in a sheer Giambattista Valli dress and Jimmy Choo heels.
February 1, 2020
Union at the BUDX Miami event while wearing a leather dress and Amina Muaddi mules.
January 20, 2020
The power couple attended the Ralph and Russo spring/summer 2020 show. Union donned a white couture dress from the fashion house.
January 19, 2020
Union in Paris for Menswear Fashion Week. She stunned in an orange strapless Christopher John Rogers dress.
January 19, 2020
Union attended the Lanvin Menswear fashion show while wearing Lanvin head to toe.
January 04, 2020
Union repped Saint Laurent to the Saint Laurent Pre-Golden Globes Party hosted By Anthony Vaccarello and Rami Malek.
September 18, 2019
For the America's Got Talent finale, Union opted for a Jenny Packham sequin gown.
September 17, 2019
For the America's Got Talent show, Union wore a Georges Chakras jumpsuit.
September 3, 2019
For the America's Got Talent semifinals, Union wore a gold sequin jumpsuit.
August 27, 2019
Gabrielle wore a The Rxch gown and Alexander Wang sandals for America's Got Talent red carpet.
August 25, 2019
Union and Wade attended a Dodgers game in casual looks.
August 20, 2019
Union stunned in her New York and Company collection jumpsuit for the America's Got Talent red carpet.
August 13, 2019
For America's Got Talent's season 14 live show, Union wore The Blonds green sequined dress.
August 11, 2019
For the Teen Choice 2019 awards, Union wore a Lanvin gown.
July 6, 2019
For the Bring It On screening at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Union stunned in a Magda Butrym look.
June 29, 2019
The star stunned in Miu Miu from head to toe at the Miu Miu Club event at Hippodrome d'Auteuil.
June 15, 2019
For the second day of the Monte Carlo TV Festival, union wore a Hermès dress.
May 20, 2019
Union wore Marco di Vincenzo for the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
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Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.
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