Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, one of Hollywood’s most influential couples, recently shared some cherished memories from their wedding in a candid interview with PEOPLE magazine.
The 50-year-old “Bring It On” actress opened up about her favorite moments from their special day, which featured dazzling performances by renowned artists John Legend and Ludacris, as well as a heartfelt speech by comedian Kevin Hart.
Reflecting on the unforgettable moments, Union exclaimed, “There were so many ‘Wow, oh my gosh, this is the best thing ever’ moments.” She went on to describe the highlights, saying, “It could have been John Legend performing… or Luda randomly performing, or Kevin Hart’s speech, or Questlove DJing.”
During his speech, Kevin Hart acknowledged the happiness that radiated from the couple. He expressed, “D, I’ve seen a change in you. You’re happy. Gab, you’re happy. You guys had a perfect f—ing day.”
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, then 41, exchanged their vows on August 30, 2014, in a charming ceremony in Miami. The intimate event was attended by close family and friends, including Wade’s children from his previous marriage to Siohvaughn Funches—Zaya and Zaire—along with his nephew Dahveon Morris, whom he is the guardian of. (Wade is also the father of a younger son, Xavier.)
Union shared that their wedding paid homage to the iconic Eddie Murphy movie “Coming to America.” She revealed, “Before I came down, we had African dancers come over the hill to welcome me down the path as an homage to ‘Coming to America.’ That was awesome.”
Since their union in 2014, the couple’s family has expanded. In 2018, they welcomed their daughter, Kaavia James, via surrogate. In 2021, Gabrielle Union courageously opened up about her struggles with infertility in an essay for Time magazine.
Union disclosed that while she initially yearned for the experience of pregnancy, it was Wade who ultimately convinced her that surrogacy was the right path after multiple miscarriages. She recounted her husband’s heartfelt words, “As much as we want this baby, I want you. We’ve lost too much in our relationship for me to be okay with encouraging you to do one more thing to your body and your soul.”
Supporting each other has remained a cornerstone of Wade and Union’s relationship. In 2021, Wade emphasized the importance of their marriage’s success, saying, “It’s about learning about each other, learning what she wants for her life and for her career and trying to support all those things.” Gabrielle Union added, “This is both of our second marriages, and we’re super transparent about that. We didn’t do it right the first time around. There’s another way—to be more collaborative and equitable. We humble ourselves, listen, and we meet in the middle.”