Despite the recent controversy surrounding her relationship with fiance Dwyane Wade, actress Gabriel Union is in-love and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.
The Being Mary Jane actress chatted with Glamour about love and relationships. She even has some tips for the ladies out there come Valentine’s Day.
DO forget your “type.”
“It worked for me. When I met Dwyane, his ‘résumé’ looked like crap: athlete, going through a divorce, nine years younger than me. None of that screamed, ‘Let’s have a lasting relationship.’ Then, after I had a heart-crushing breaking with yet another immature jerk, I thought, it can’t be any worse if I date a fetus. Let’s just see what happens. Turned out he’d been on his own since he was 15. He had wisdom that comes with facing an insane amount of adversity. He’s sweet, funny, honest about his shortcomings. When I put my preconceived notions to the side, I found someone cool.”
DON’T put up with a friend-versus-boyfriend tug-of-war.
“Some friends act possessive and say, ‘You’re not spending enough time with me.’ Huh? Remember when we made our vision boards and the dude was in the middle? You’re sup- posed to be happy for me. Thankfully, my girls are like, ‘High-five!’ And D likes to be around them too. If there’s weirdness, either something’s wrong with the friends—or the boy. Investigate. And sift accordingly.”
DO show him your feelings. Daily.
“Dwyane generally gets up before I do to go to the gym, and he’s never left without kissing me and telling me he loves me. As for me, I am complimentary to the point where I am almost a little Chester the Molester-y. I think he’s so delicious. Watching him get out of the shower never gets old. Never. It’s not like he ever wonders what I’m thinking, but usually he’s thinking, She needs a cold shower!”
DON’T write off an ex (or get back together) without really thinking it through.
“When you’re debating whether to go backward or forward, you have to look at the original issue. [When Dwyane and I broke up briefly in 2013], it was because of distance and scheduling. I finished filming the show, then I flew to Vegas right away to start shooting Think Like a Man Too. I couldn’t take time off, and I missed some quality togetherness we desperately needed. Over the summer, I reassessed priorities. I’d always wanted an awesome career with back-to-back projects, but I realized I wasn’t willing to sacrifice my relationship for it. Moving forward, I decided my work schedule has to make sense for our family. Bottom line: If an issue’s a deal breaker, it’s a deal breaker. If your relationship isn’t something you’re willing to give up and you can compromise, do so.”
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Rihanna sports a short curly ‘do for the November cover of Glamour!
RihRih’s party days are over! The songstress revealed to Glamour that she’s opting to live a more mellow lifestyle. She also dishes on her perceived public image and her career.
On her perceived public image:
“It doesn’t p*** me off because they don’t know me so well, so it’s easy for them to draw conclusions and it’s their right to. How can they know anything different? But I tried to be as honest with myself as possible. Be realistic with who I am and what I love to do and what makes me happy.”
On her new lifestyle:
“Recently, I’ve become like a square. I hate partying. I’ve been so bored with it. Maybe it’s because its the same music every night. I don’t know y’all feel me? I don’t know, maybe we need some more DJ’s or something.
On her career:
“You work hard and you play hard. I’ve definitely been working a lot in the last 8 years, it’s been a lot of hard work, but I love it. I love doing what I do. I have a lot to celebrate, so you will catch me celebrating every once in a while because I work hard. I love what I do and I put my focus into that. That’s my priority. Being number 1 never gets old. It actually puts a lot of pressure on you. It’s a challenge in itself. It keeps me busy but I love it. I love to challenge myself.”
Glamour‘s October covergirl Kerry Washington dishes on why she’s so private.
Washington shocked the world this summer when she married husband San Francisco 49ers corner back Nnamdi Asomugha in July. Many fans wonder why she would keep her loving relationship such a secret, and here’s why.
On why she keeps her personal life away from the spotlight:
“I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life,”
“I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it,”( Washington was once engaged to actor David Moscow, but the couple split in 2007. )
“But I couldn’t just turn around and say, ‘I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff,’ ” she says. “So I just thought, ‘OK, no more.’ ”
On how she deals with people who congratulate her on her marriage:
“I’m walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you,” Washington tells the magazine. “But I’m going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold.”
On why she chose the secretive approach:
“I don’t want to sound smug about it … but the point is to do what’s best for me,” she explains.
“I have girlfriends in this business who talk about their personal lives, and it works for them, and I love it. But not for me.”
This issue of Glamour, hits newsstands on Sept. 10.
Lily Collins sports 60s-inspired hairstyle for the September cover of Glamour UK.
In this issue the gorgeous brunette dishes on her Hollywood crushes, Kristen Stewart, movie love scenes and much more.
On top of a candid interview with the British-American actress, this issue of Glamour UK contains a 36-page beauty special. Get the latest news in beauty trends, as well some hot looks for back-to-school. This issue of Glamour is on newsstands now1
We’re the Millers star Jennifer Aniston covers the September issue of GLAMOUR magazine!
Aniston chats it up with the magazine about her fiance Justin Theroux, how she keeps happy and more.
The actress even dishes on her co-star Jason Sudeikis’s fiance, Olivia Wilde.
On Olivia’s sex speech:
“Well, that was because I felt so strongly about it, when I heard what she was going through. I was so p*****. Because I related to it – I related to that f****** feeling of people just wanting to rip down the powerful, beautiful woman who [speaks her mind]. Stuff like that’s so s*****. I don’t like injustice. We’re living in a time where, whether it’s the Internet or tabloids, being s***** has become a sport. We’re just grown-up bullies.”
Her tips for a happy life:
“You can undo a lot of things. If you’re not happy, you can become happy. Happiness is a choice. That the thing I really feel.”
On her fiance Justin Theroux’s hidden instinct:
“Justin has extremely amazing paternal instincts. Because [growing up] he had to sort of become the parent. I think when you have to become a parent when you’re a younger person, you learn those instincts.”