Gabrielle Union Opens Up About Infertility Struggles in New Book
The actress' forthcoming tome, 'We're Going to Need More Wine,' is out Oct. 17.
Gabrielle Union is opening up about her infertility struggles in her forthcoming book, We're Going to Need More Wine.
"I have had eight or nine miscarriages," Union wrote in the tome, which was revealed in an excerpt on People.
The Being Mary Jane star said she struggled with years of IVF treatments in hopes of having a baby with husband Dwyane Wade. "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," she shared.
Union said she never wanted kids, but that changed when she became a stepmom to Wade's two sons, 15-year-old Zaire and 10-year-old Zion, from his previous marriage with Siohvaughn Funches.
Like many women, the actress is often asked whether or not she wants kids.
"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," wrote Union.
In addition to discussing her infertility struggles, Union also talks about bullying, beauty standards, competition between women in Hollywood and more in We're Going to Need More Wine, out Oct. 17.