Dwyane Wade "Not Rushing" Marriage With Gabrielle Union

Celebrity News Jan. 13, 2012 AT 8:14AM
Dwyane Wade "Not Rushing" Marriage With Gabrielle Union

Will Gabrielle Union join the growing list of bride-to-bes in Hollywood?

In the February issue of Essence, loves of nearly three years Union and Dwyane Wade talk candidly about their views on marriage -- and why Union may be headed to reality TV.

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"We're not rushing it," Wade, a 29-year-old NBA player, says. "Both of us have been married before, and we understand that if we choose to marry again, we want it to be right."

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(Wade has two sons, Zaire, 9, and Zion, 3, with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches; Union was wed to NFL player Chris Howard from 2001-2006.)

"We both took failing at marriage hard," Wade explains. "The next time it's gotta be forever."

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Union, who next stars in Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, echoes her boyfriend's sentiments. "When it happens, it's going to be something that only our friends and family know about," the 39-year-old actress tells Essence. "That is, unless the E! Network comes up with the right number, of course."

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