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Gabrielle Union Hasn’t Showered But Is ‘in Heaven’ With New Baby

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Gabrielle Union attends "American Son" opening night at Booth Theatre on November 04, 2018 in New York City.Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

New mom Gabrielle Union could use a nap and a warm bath — but she’s not complaining. 

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“So perhaps I haven’t showered or brushed my teeth or slept,” the 46-year-old admitted in an Instagram Story posted on Sunday, November 11. “But I’m in heaven. I stink but I’m happy.” In the photo, a sweatsuit-clad Union is seen cuddling her 4-day-old daughter. 

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Gabrielle Union Courtesy of Gabrielle Union/Instagram

The Being Mary Jane actress and her NBA star husband, Dwyane Wade, welcomed their first child together, a baby girl, via surrogate on November 7. Union announced the baby’s arrival on Instagram. Wade, 36, will be away from the basketball court for at least another week focusing on his family’s newest addition.

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“With my daughter coming a couple weeks early, she’s a little tiny right now, so we’re making sure health-wise that she’s OK,” the Miami Heat  player told The Associated Press on Sunday. “And for me, once I leave and go back to the season, not really being able to be with me everywhere I go, this time right now, this bonding moment with my daughter is the most important thing in my life at this time. And then I’ll go from there, see how she’s doing and make a decision based on that.”

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The couple, who tied the knot in 2014, suffered years of heartbreak before turning to surrogacy. “I was always having these early miscarriages,” Union revealed on a July episode of The Dr. Oz Show. “Some through IVF and some, you know, just naturally.” The We’re Going to Need More Wine author estimated she had as many as nine miscarriages.

“Nobody wants the world, which is what it feels like — the world — to think you’re detective, or less than a perfect woman or less than capable,” she shared on Dr. Oz. “There’s just so much shame and mystery and guilt that surrounds fertility issues.”

Wade is also dad of Zaire, 16, Zion, 11, and Xavier, 4, from previous relationships. The pair have not made their daughter’s name public. 

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