Girl You Be Killin Em: Gabrielle Union Covers Ocean Drive And Speaks On Dwyane Wade, Having Children & Her Career

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Hollywood hotty Gabrielle Union is covering the February issue of Ocean Drive magazine. On the cover, Union is looking very stylish in a pair of Lanvin Hollow Wedge heels and a gold sequence dress. Inside, she talks openly about living in Miami with her boyfriend/NBA player Dwyane Wade, having children and her career. On February 24th, Union will be featured in Tyler Perry’s forthcoming film Good Deeds. Below are some excerpts:

On life with Dwyane Wade in Miami

D and I have a life together, too. I love my life in Miami, I can’t imagine functioning without both, I love the design district, I love Midtown, I love what’s happening downtown now. I can be at People’s Barbecue or Sustain or Prime One Twelve, and I’m comfortable. It’s rare for me to feel that level of freedom. Miami represents joy for me.

A week away is pretty much it for me. When I land in Miami, I feel like I’ve been holding my breath and am finally exhaling. I can breathe. I feel accepted, welcomed. I feel like I can be my true self, the woman I always aspired to be
 More in Miami than any other place.

On having children
I was never someone who thought about having kids – I mean, they’re great intheory, but I never imagined having one [myself]. Maybe over the next five years I could wrap my brain around becoming a mother and what that would mean in terms of sacrifice and dedication. I don’t do anything impulsively, so more toward the five years out than the one-year.

On her career
I’ve been lucky; for the past year I haven’t really auditioned for anything; the parts I got were straight-up offers. I’m not so grand that I wouldn’t audition. In fact, I wish I could audition more. There are a lot of people who won’t give me a chance because I was in ‘Bring It On’ one thousand years ago. They don’t think I can be more than that sassy sidekick. I guess they didn’t see ‘Cadillac Records’ or ‘Neo Ned’.

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