Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Split Bills 50/50, She Admits To Financial Security Struggles

Gabrielle spoke candidly about money in an interview with "Bloomberg," revealing how she and her athlete husband handle their finances together.

BYHayley Hynes
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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have long been one of Hollywood's favourite couples. From speculating about their life in the bedroom together to praising the way they parent the athlete's transgender daughter, Zaya, the pair has cemented their status as #CoupleGoals. Never one to shy away from being candid about her personal life, the Bring It On starlet recently sat down with Bloomberg to discuss an unusually taboo topic – money. Seeing as she and Wade have both made a name for themselves in their respective industry, it's easy enough to assume their set for life. According to Gabrielle, however, that's not exactly the case.

While she's certainly gone through tremendous growth over the years, Union is open in sharing that she still deals with financial anxiety. The outlet asked her, "When did you develop your first sense of [monetary] security?" to which she answered, "I still struggle with that. I have more responsibilities for my money." The mother of one said that there have been times when she's stressed over whether a movie role will open or not, seeing as she has so many people to take care of outside of her own husband and kids. Thankfully, being able to split costs with Wade 50/50 has been an immense help for Gabrielle.

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Gabrielle Union Gets Real About Money

She's certainly grateful for the luxurious life her star status affords her, but still, the 50-year-old knows that if she's not working, "somebody ain't gone eat." Even with all the success she has in front of her, Union feels fear about the potential of the "rug [being] pulled from under her" unexpectedly, leaving her in a state of financial ruin, or unable to take care of loved ones.

Elsewhere in her discussion, Gabrielle discussed her endeavours in activism, as well as converting her career success into multimillion-dollar brands. Prior to becoming the household name we know her as now, she spent several years struggling to make it in Los Angeles. After plenty of perseverance, she proudly displays movie star, film producer, and author on her professional resume.

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Actresses' Full Chat with Bloomberg

Check out Gabrielle Union's full interview with Bloomberg below. Are you surprised to find out she and Dwyane Wade split their expenses 50/50? Let us know in the comments, and tap back in with HNHH later for more pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.