Gabrielle Union Explains Feeling "Entitled" to Infidelity in "Dysfunctional" First Marriage

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 19: Gabrielle Union attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 13th Governors Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on November 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/WireImage)

Gabrielle Union is getting candid about her first marriage. In a Jan. 2 episode of the podcast “Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard,” Union described the “dysfunctional” 5 years spent married to skilled soccer participant, Chris Howard, who she divorced in 2006. “That first go-round, I positively was not getting ‘spouse of the yr’ awards,” she admitted. Union went on to say that after studying about Howard’s infidelity, she herself felt “entitled” to have relationships exterior of her marriage.

“In our first marriage, neither one among us felt like the wedding ought to get in the way in which of our relationship,” she mentioned, evoking laughter from the room. “Part of it was like maintaining along with his actions, and I used to be like, ‘Oh, that is what you are doing? Oh you are going to really feel this one,'” Union continued. “And I simply felt entitled to it as effectively. I used to be paying all of the payments, I used to be working my ass off, and I felt like that is what comes — the spoils of riches.”

Although she does not have the identical mindset now, Union defined that, “like my dad earlier than me, whoever has probably the most will get to do regardless of the hell they need, is what I believed.” Looking again, Union mentioned she wished she felt worse about her actions than she really does. “I want I had extra guilt for a few of that,” she mentioned. “It was such a silly relationship that ought to have by no means obtained out of the relationship section.”

“I want I had extra guilt for a few of that.”

Shepard additionally opened up about his relationship experiences within the episode, talking concerning the nuance with which he views his personal infidelities. “I’ve a lot remorse over what I put some ladies by, significantly infidelity-wise, it is simply shameful,” he mentioned. But on the identical time, “I’m generally glad I did it,” he added. “It’s sophisticated for me. I’m glad I took a number of the alternatives that got here my means.”

Ultimately, regardless of what occurred previously, Union and Shepard are each now fortunately married and elevating kids. Union shares a 4-year-old daughter Kaavia with Dwyane Wade, who she’s been married to since 2014, and Shepard has two youngsters with Kristen Bell, who he married again in 2013.

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