Gabrielle Union: Dwyane Wade and I Are “Taking Our Time” Before Tying the Knot

Dwyane Wade (L) and Gabrielle Union arrive at the Rodeo Drive "Walk Of Style" event held on Rodeo Drive on October 23, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Gabrielle Union has no regrets when it comes to her 2006 divorce from Chris Howard.

Opening up to Access Hollywood Live, the Think Like a Man star explained that her unsuccessful marriage taught her some incredibly important life lessons–lessons that have only served to strengthen her bond with her current love, Dwyane Wade.

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"What you learn from divorce is you have to be incredibly honest, about what you want, what you need, and what your expectations are," Union, 39, revealed. "As women, we're sort of taught to go along, to get along, not cause any ruffles…but yeah, that got me divorced."

When asked by host Billy Bush, if, after three years of dating, she and Wade consider their relationship to be a "serious" one, Union joked, "It's seriously…awesome." Added the star, "We're taking our time!"

Explaining that she and her NBA star beau "both rushed" into their first marriages (Wade, 30, was married to his high school girlfriend until 2007), "Now we're like, let's take our time," the actress explained. "If the goal is forever, what are we rushing for?"

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