Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade are just about the cutest couple ever. Not only have the two been spotted hugged up at nearly every event from charity balls to NBA All Star Weekend, but now they have landed the coveted February cover of Essence Magazine. 

Despite rumors and nonstop blog gossip when the pair first began dating, they’ve risen above the haters and are madly in love. And although they are head-over-heels for each other, the couple’s in no rush to be married.

D. Wade tells Essence: “We’re not rushing it. Both of us have been married before, and we understand that if we choose to marry again, we want it to be right. We both took failing at marriage hard. The next time it’s gotta be forever…”


Let’s hope he’s right.

Read more on January 12 when the February issue of Essence hits newsstands. 

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  • Perverted Alchemist

    Man, does Essence magazine like stirring up the pot of controversy or what? LMAO!!!! (See: The Reggie Bush cover and the Jill Scott interracial marriage rant).

    • Soulfullyreal

      and don’t forget hiring a white fashion editor…

    • Perverted Alchemist

      Oh yeah, that too…forgot about that one, LOL!!!

  • Soulfullyreal

    So we’re gonna ignore the fact that Essence spelled Dwayne’s name wrong ON THE COVER, right?

  • AW


    His name IS spelled correctly on the cover. It is misspelled throughout this article.

    • Soulfullyreal

      Oh, ok, gotcha.

  • Why can’t we just be happy two people have found love!? While we don’t know the details of their situation, I agree with @Jamila; people often date while they are waiting for a divorce to become finalized because we all know divorces can take years to become final, but in the meantime those getting the divorce have moved on.

    • Trini

      @A Diva State of Mind

      “Why can’t we just be happy two people have found love!?”

      No joke!

      Heaven forbid that two consenting adulting should try to live their own lives.

  • Kimberly

    I am so Estacically happy to see a black couple on the Cover of Essence. I agree Reggie Bush an K Kardashian had no business on the cover..Hell, I shoulda been on before them! Gabrielle looks very happy and Dwayne looks very content. God Bless!