Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Are Engaged! See Her Stunning Engagement Ring Here
Basketball Wives just scored another potential cast mate (that is actually a basketball wife and not a basketball ex). Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are officially engaged. The 41-year-old actress happily announced the news on her Instagram page late Saturday, December 20.
“Sooooo this happened…#Yessss,” the Being Mary Jane star wrote, captioning a shot of her gigantic engagement ring.
Not to be left out, the the Miami Heat basketball posted the same image on his Instagram page with three little words: “She said YES!!!”
According to several reports, the 31-year-old star athlete presented his girlfriend of four years with a stunning 8.5 carat cushion cut diamond ring made by Jason of Beverly Hills just moments before attending the Miami Heat’s annual Christmas party. Wrote Adrienne Bosh, the wife of Heat forward Chris Bosh, on Twitter: “The @MiamiHEAT Christmas party always brings great traditions and the BEST surprises.”
This will be the second marriage for both Union and Wade. Gabrielle was previously married to Chris Howard, who she divorced in 2006. Wade has two sons, Zion and Zaire from his 2002 marriage to Siohvaughn Funches-Wade.
“It’s seriously awesome,” Union told Access Hollywood of her relationship to Wade. “When you’ve been a couple for so long, people are like ‘when’s the baby!’…we both kind of rushed into marriage and neither one of us was successful at that, so we’re both kind of like, let’s take our time. If the goal is forever, what are we rushing for?”
“She makes my eyes sparkle,” Wade told Oprah Winfrey last summer on Oprah’s Next Chapter. “The biggest time she makes my eyes sparkle is when [my son] Zaire comes home and homework is a little hard that day, so he’s stressing, and she goes to the table with him and she sits down until he gets it. And at that time, my heart is smiling a little bigger that day because I know her love is deeper than just me.”
Congrats to the happy couple.