Black Love: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade

Black Love: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 20, 2012

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To celebrate her man’s 30th birthday on January 17th, Union threw him a blowout party to be remembered at the Setai Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade welcomed 2012 at the Remy V New Year’s Eve dinner at Vesper American Brasserie in Miami.

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“I thank her so much for just waking up every morning happy,” says Wade on why he loves his lady’s smile. “She doesn’t wake up with an attitude.”

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Although their nine-year age difference initially gave the actress pause, Union says it didn’t take long for her to see she was dealing with a real man, not a boy. “I assumed we’d have nothing in common, but once we started talking and texting it was like, whoa, who are you? I thought you were 12. Once I got to understand his background, I came to realize that he’s basically Isaac Hayes trapped in a twenty-something body. He’s an old soul.”

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Union and Wade stay close on a date night in the Hamptons.

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“She knows my kids are my prized possessions and my heart,” Wade tells us about Union. They’ve successfully managed to blend two families with love.

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The paparazzi catch lovebirds Union and Wade on a romantic stroll in Miami.

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One of the most photogenic celebrity pairs around, we’re convinced Union and Wade cannot take a bad photo.

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Wade once rented the roof of the luxurious L’Ermitage hotel in Beverly Hills just so the couple could share a romantic candlelit dinner for two.