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Gabrielle Union Believes In ‘Acknowledging You’re In Pain’

‘Acknowledging you’re in pain is the first step’: Gabrielle Union, 45, says writing memoir helped her heal from ‘sexual assault and failed marriages’


Gabrielle Union wrote in her autobiography that she suffered after experiencing trauma in her younger years.

And the 45-year-old star told the April issue of Good Housekeeping that penning the memoir really helped her work through those issues.

‘Writing my book, We’re Going To Need More Wine, was therapeutic…whether I was talking about sexual assault, failed marriages, or finding joy in being my authentic self,’ she said. ‘Acknowledging you’re in pain is the first step.’

Chic: Gabrielle Union grew from the experience of putting together her memoir, she shared in the new April issue of Good Housekeeping

Gabrielle – who was married to ex-NFL running back Chris Howard from 2001 to 2006 before going down the aisle with her current NBA star husband Dwayne Wade in 2014 – released her memoir this past October.

She added that having toxic people in your life is very taxing. ‘If anyone in your life is making you feel bad…they need to be cut off. Give yourself permission to let go.’