The 40-year-old actress worked hard to revamped her image from that of a neighborhood bicycle to a respected basketball wife. Union said she ignored the “madness” on the blogs because she was in love. But the gossip reached a fever pitch when Siohvaughn Funches, Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife, filed a lawsuit against her for alienation of affection. The lawsuit was later thrown out of court.
“It’s hard because, aside from loving him, I want to protect myself. I’ve built my life. I built my own brand,” said Gabby. “I built my career and my career took a hit from that madness because some people refuse to see the truth, even when it’s presented to them time and time again. I love him but at some point it’s about self preservation.”
Gabby opened up about the malicious gossipmongers who say she’s only interested in D. Wade’s bank account.
“I pay for my family. I pay for my mommy and my daddy and my sisters and her family. ‘D’ doesn’t write those checks, I do, so when something is starting to affect the way I make a living, ‘no no no baby,’ let me figure out a way for me to protect our home that me and Dwyane have with the kids.”
“You have to put their love of their mom, their love of peace of mind and love of consistency first, and then I have to make sure I can still feed my own family. Luckily, by taking the high road and not engaging in the back and forth craziness, I was able to do both. Luckily, by doing the right thing and putting the children first, it worked out that I was able to save myself.”