Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have been in wedded bliss for the last three years but if it weren’t for one famous star, their happily ever after would have never happened at all. 

While on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the actress shared a story of a who gave her the push she needed to shoot her shot with the NBA star. 

“I had a boyfriend when I met him and Dwyane, he’s a bit younger than me so it felt like he was 12. He was super shy and quiet,” Union said of Wade who is nine years her junior. 

“I had brought Patti Labelle —that was my crew at the time— my day one, my OG. She was like, ‘Girl you better drop that zero and get you a hero,’ and so it was Ms. Patti that nudged me in the direction.”

The We’re Going To Need More Wine author and the Cleveland Cavaliers hooper started dating officially in 2010 and tied the knot in a gorgeous Miami ceremony in August 2014, after he popped the question during the Christmas holiday of 2013. 

Major kudos to Ms. Patti for spotting this love!


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