Gabrielle Union Rumors
Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union, donated $200,000 to help students from his hometown of Chicago join the “March for Our Lives” rally. Gun violence is an issue that’s personal for the 36-year-old. “I think for me and I think for most of us, when something happens to our family members, that’s when we really feel it, when we really get behind it,” Wade said. “You know, I lost two family members to gun violence. So this is not at issue that I’m jumping behind because I think it’s a cool issue to jump behind.”
Dwyane Wade: They need our help! I’m asking my NBA fam to join us in raising money to send kids from underserved communities to March…. @Gabrielle Union and I will start w/$200K for Chicago. every dollar counts! Who else is in?? Or donate here: https://goo.gl/Xh6DcW #GetTheBallRollin
Riley reiterated he’s thrilled to have Dwyane Wade back. “He’s going to be the big deal,” Riley said. “He’s always been the big deal. I love the fact that he’s back. It’s like having a family member that went away for a year and a half. You didn’t know where they were. They were traveling around the world. It’s great to have them back and have Gaby [Wade’s wife Gabrielle Union] and his family back. It’s super.”
During the most recent episode of Road Trippin’ on Uninterrupted, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade — peanut butter and jelly — joined Channing Frye, Allie Clifton and Rafael Hernandez Brito to talk about a number of fun topics, including that [banana] boat ride. “Jelly definitely said, ‘This is not a good idea.’ But we have one friend who is the biggest gasser ever and that’s Chris Paul,” James said. “Wherever we go, if it’s like climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, he’s like, ‘We’ve gotta do it.’ So he was the one who gassed us. Then Gab (Gabrielle Union) was like, ‘We’ve gotta do it.’ She was right there with him.”
Wade wanted it to be known again during the podcast that he was against the idea, knowing that the photo would blow up. But James helped talk him into it and peer pressure got the best of him that day. “We got on that boat one time and we’re known as the banana boat crew,” Wade said while laughing.
Both Union and Wade have talked about how no one really wanted to get on the banana boat in the first place. Wade said he was pressured to hop on, and Union said she assured her husband that no one would see them (we all know how that turned out). But this time while telling the story, Union revealed what happened shortly after that legendary photo was taken.