Gabrielle Union has elaborated on her recent comments about splitting family finances 50/50 with her husband, Dwyane Wade. In a comment on Instagram, she explained that she and the former NBA star have found their “peace.” Union previously discussed how they manage their money during an interview with Noah Callahan-Bever on his Bloomberg Originals series, Idea Generation.
“Every household is different and doing what’s best for you and yours is the key,” she wrote. “And what some don’t understand is that I’m 100% responsible for 3 other households and D has even more. The majority of those households are elderly ppl and minors. We both come from families that step up to help care for children or elderly relatives. So being able to be with someone who meets me half way and lightens my load gives me peace and support. He’s offered to cover me trust, but that’s not my ministry nor brings me peace. All that to say, I love how we recognize that there’s billions of ways to exist and you just gotta find what’s right for you that brings YOU peace. I found mine.”
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Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union
As for her original comments, Union told Callahan-Bever: “I struggle with that. I think I just have more responsibilities for my money. So I get nervous like, ‘Oh my God that movie didn’t open [well]. What does that mean? Am I going to have enough to hold everybody up? And everyone’s like, ‘It’s coming. Calm down.’ I’m trying to find peace in the journey, not using my anxiety and scarcity mindset to be my engine, which is hard.”
“In this household, we split everything 50/50,” she added. “But in the other households that each of us have to support, there’s always this gorilla on your back that’s like, ‘You better work! You’re going to sleep in? Somebody might not eat.’ It’s hard. It’s hard to let that go, so I’m working on it.”
Gabrielle Union Discusses Her Finances
During the course of his NBA career, Wade earned nearly $200 million from his player salaries. Union, in addition, has starred in dozens of feature films over the years including She’s All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Bring It On.
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