Gabrielle Union is less than a full week away from the season 3 premiere of her hit BET series Being Mary Jane, but she’s using her voice to do more than just promote her project while making her media rounds.
Earlier this month, Gabby opened up to reveal very personal details about her challenges with getting pregnant and the pressure of feeling like a choice has to be made between motherhood and being a career woman in a telling interview with Redbook. While Mrs. Wade didn’t deny wanting to have children of her own with her husband, she also spoke on feeling prematurely plagued by the discrimination women face in their career when attempting to balance work with being a mother.
Elaborating further on her comments during a visit to The TODAY Show, she offered words of encouragement for other women in similar situations, insisting that they shouldn’t “feel guilty” and should find hope in realizing that there are other options for having children if they are unable to conceive.
‘If you happen to have issues with fertility as you’ve gotten older and you happen to have a career, all is not lost. There is so much hope, there are so many options.”
She also weighed in on television shows perpetuating the idea that a thriving career is a “problem” for a woman who isn’t where she wants to be in her personal life.
“I think TV shows and films kind of make [out that] the frigid, single-focused career woman, that her career is the root of all problems in her life. That’s just not the case.”
You can check out Gabby’s full TODAY Show interview below and catch the season 3 premiere of Being Mary Jane on October 20.