Gabrielle Union and her husband Dwyane Wade welcomed a “surprise” miracle baby that took us all by surprise when they made their social media announcement on Thursday.
“I never wanted kids,” the 46-yeard-old told PEOPLE in September 2017. “Then I became a stepmom, and there was no place I’d rather be than with them.”
“So then I thought, ‘Well maybe I might be good at this, and maybe this is something I want to explore,’” she continued. “And I’m madly in love with this dude, so [having a baby] is something we could look into.”
Union opened up about her struggles with infertility in her book We’re Going to Need More Wine.
“I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” Union writes in the book, which was previewed in People. “For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.”
“For so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, [they ask] ‘Do you want kids?’ ” she told PEOPLE in 2017. “A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier than being honest about whatever is actually going on. People mean so well, but they have no idea the harm or frustration it can cause.”
“Once a month I look like I’m in my second trimester because I’m bloated,” she continued. “It leads to the questions and it leads to the rumors and anytime I go into a doctor’s office I feel like I’m a member of SEAL Team Six undercover because I don’t want people to speculate.”
“Towards the end of my fertility journey I finally got some answers,” Union said while speaking at the BlogHer conference in New York City on Aug. 8, according to Essence.
“Everyone said ‘You’re a career woman, you’ve prioritized your career, you waited too long and now you’re just too old to have a kid — and that’s on you for wanting a career,’ ” she continued, before adding, “the reality is I actually have adenomyosis.”
But Thursday afternoon, the 46-year-old stunned fans by posting pictures of herself, husband Dwyane Wade, and their new baby girl onto her social media account!
“A LOVELY DAY” the new mother declared on Instagram. “We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days. Welcome to the party sweet girl! #onelastdance #[email protected] ❤”