Actress Gabrielle Union has opened up about the multiple miscarriages she has suffered while trying to have a baby with her husband, Dwyane Wade.
The Bring It On actress, who is now 44, writes about her struggles to conceive through IVF in her new book We’re Going to Need More Wine.
“I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” she writes, in an excerpt printed by People magazine.
“For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.”
Union acts as stepmum to her NBA star husband’s two sons from a previous relationship Zaire, 15, and Zion, 10, plus his nephew Dahveon Morris, 16, who lives with them.
She told People magazine that she never wanted children, “then I became a stepmom, and there was no place I’d rather be than with them.”
While the Being Mary Jane star has spoken about trying for a baby through IVF, it is in the pages of her book that she details how truly crushing the experience has been.