Gabrielle Union: What’s In My Bag?

What's in Gabrielle Union's bag.
Gabrielle Union empties out her purse for Us Weekly.  Michael Pirrocco

Burn, baby, burn! Gabrielle Union, the star of BET’s Being Mary Jane (Tuesdays, 10 P.M.), carries a Polar heart rate monitor that also tracks the calories she walks off. “I like to know what my body is doing,” the 41-year-old actress, engaged to Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, 32, tells Us Weekly. Other must-haves in her Valentino Rockstud tote?

Creature of Habit
“I use an iPhone, but I still carry my BlackBerry because I’m emotionally attached. It’s like my security blanket.”

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What a Catch!
“I love Red Lobster. so people always give me gift cards — I’ve got three with me! That’s where I celebrated my engagement, with some wood-fire grilled shrimp.”

Gabrielle Union What's In My Bag
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Words From Friends
“I love the smell of a book. Right now I’m reading On Beauty by Zadie Smith. Chris Rock put me on to her.”

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Getting Handsy
“I’ve been traveling from Miami to frigid cold places like New York recently. So I bring Neutrogena hand cream to stay soft. It’s yummy.”

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Close Quarters
“I carry so much change, I jingle-jangle! But I live for the moments when there’s only metered parking and I have coins. I get a real feeling of accomplishment.”

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