Gabrielle Union says being a working mom makes her a ‘better’ parent: ‘I’m able to go away and do what I love’
She welcomed daughter Kaavia via surrogate nine months ago.
And Gabrielle Union sent a positive message to fellow working mom while talking to Us Weekly at the America’s Got Talent Live Show red carpet on Tuesday.
‘Being able to have the job that I love and the baby that I dreamed of [is great]. I’m a better mom because I’m able to go away and do what I love,’ the LA’s Finest star, 46, said.
Double duty: Gabrielle Union said being a working mom makes her a ‘better’ parent while catching up with Us Weekly on Tuesday
Union, who has been married to former NBA star Dwyane Wade since 2014, continued by telling Us how she tries to lead by example by following her dreams.
‘Even if I failed miserably, I’m following my dreams. … I would be less of a mother if I didn’t set out every day to try to make my dreams come true and other people’s dreams come true. So I don’t have guilt.’
She spoke about how much having the support of fellow parents helps.
The best she can be: ‘Being able to have the job that I love and the baby that I dreamed of [is great]. I’m a better mom because I’m able to go away and do what I love,’ the LA’s Finest star, 46, said
‘We all grew up like, “Go, Mom, go. Go, Mom, go!” Not like, “Why are you missing things?” but, “Way to go, I’m glad you’re living your dream.”
‘We’re all kind of rooting for each other,’ she continued.
She also praised her little girl as ‘amazing.’
So much love: The actress also praised her little girl as ‘amazing’
‘I’m so glad that me and my husband and our family just kept trying and plugging away and hoping and praying. She’s all of our dreams come true,’ she said referencing her struggles with fertility.
Gabrielle has been open about her tough journey, admitting she had suffered ‘eight or nine’ miscarriages in her 2017 book We’re Going To Need More Wine.
Kaavia is Gabrielle’s first child. She and Dwyane welcomed her into the world via a surrogate November 2018.
Wade is also the father of Zaire, 17, Zion, 12, and Xavier, 5, from previous relationships.
What a pair: Union and Wade (above July 11) have been married since 2014 and Kaavia is their first child together. Wade has several older kids from previous relationships