Gabrielle Union Finally Speaks on ‘Endless Cycle of Loss’ Due to Infertility
Written by Rika C on September 16, 2021
Actress Gabrielle Union is opening up and being real with her fans with her second book “You Got Anything Stronger”. In the book, she touches on her heartbreaking realities of becoming a mother. For two years Union has given fans an inside look into sweet moments shared between her and daughter Kaavia James. She has also been an open book when it comes to her infertility issues as well as the surrogacy she used to bring her and husband Dwyane Wade’s only child together into the world. In her new book, Union takes things a step further by holding nothing back when talking about her heartbreak.
“I would have sold my soul to get out of the endless cycle of loss. What was the going rate for souls? What was mine worth, anyway?” she writes in a part two memoir from her 2017 bestseller “We’re Going to Need More Wine.”
“The experience of Dwyane having a baby so easily—while I was unable to—left my soul not just broken into pieces, but shattered into fine dust scattering in the wind,” she continued. “We gathered what we could to slowly remake me into something new. There was no way to disguise where I’d been glued back together.”
Those troubles expanded even more when the couple met their surrogate, whom was a white woman by the name of Nicole. “This growing bump that everyone thought I wanted to see was now a visual manifestation of my failure. I smiled, wanting to show I—we—were so happy and grateful. But part of me felt more worthless,” Gabrielle wrote.