Close costars! Gabrielle Union admitted that she isn’t sure whether she called her husband, Dwyane Wade, or her L.A.’s Finest costar Jessica Alba when she first found out that her surrogate went into labor.
“I might have called Jessica first,” the actress, 46, told Us Weekly exclusively on Thursday, February 7, during Television Critic’s Winter Press Tour. “She put the plan in action because I freaked out. Sad to say, my first impression was … I didn’t have my work wig on.”
The new mom added: “When I say I do lean on her, it’s kind of for a lot of things.”
In fact, Alba, who cofounded The Honest Company, decked out her costar’s trailer with parenting supplies. “She literally came in and outfitted my whole trailer,” Union revealed. “Like, I came to work and it was done.” Union even uses the same nanny that used to help the mother of three with her own kids.
When it comes to mentoring a new mom, though, Alba admitted to Us exclusively that she doesn’t “dole out advice” as much as she lends support because she knows how “lonely” parenthood can be.
“Even though I had friends that were moms … sometimes you just feel really isolated,” she explained. “And so, I just continually reach out and just tell Union, like, ‘Hey, I’m here and I got you, and I’m a shoulder for you or whatever you need.’”
Union and Wade, 37, who tied the knot in 2014, welcomed their daughter via surrogate in November 2018 after the We’re Going to Need More Wine author suffered nearly ten miscarriages.
“We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days,” the Miama Heat player captioned an Instagram post at the time. “Welcome to the party sweet girl!”
His wife posted the same caption along with photos of the couple cuddled up to their baby girl, Kaavia James.
With reporting by Amanda Champagne
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