Dwyane Wade shares his side of the story following his wife, Gabrielle Union’s revelation about the 50/50 concept of spouses.
The power couple won hearts around the world for their intimate bond, inspiring others to cherish their significant other with the same kind of love they embodied. However, the dynamic duo’s relationship has recently raised some eyebrows.
After the ‘Cheaper By The Dozen’ actress announced that she and her beau were splitting their expenses equally, the former NBA star received backlash for allegedly failing as a life man. house, especially since he has a higher net worth. Finally tired of speculation, the 41-year-old sets the record straight.
Dwyane Wade clarifies wife Gabrielle Union’s 50/50 comments
During a recent appearance on retired NFL star Shannon Sharpe’s ‘Club Shay Shay’ podcast, the former basketball player sat down with the host for a one-on-one chat about his business. servants. The episode shared on Instagram, captured the duo seated comfortably by a fireplace for their candid interview.
The former athletes donned matching white t-shirts, with the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee pairing his outfit with faded jeans while Wade wore dark gray pants. The pair complemented their casual ensembles with sneakers, enjoying what appeared to be alcohol placed on the table between them.
Diving into the day’s tea, the Utah Jazz co-owner noted that there were various “food for thought” floating around his status as a man and his relationship with Union. Jumping in, Sharpe teased the media personality about the criticism, confessing that he also criticized the Chicago native for making his wife pay the bills.
However, the former Miami Heat player took no offense, noting that the public had misunderstood his family’s 50/50 concept. “So I understand what 50/50 means. 50/50 means everything in life, you get your half, and I get my half. We’ll put this shit together and try to make 100 of them,” the artist began.
“That’s how it works 50/50. That’s not how our relationship works, okay? See everyone thinks 50/50; they think, ‘Hey if he’s having a sandwich, you gotta put 50% on that!’ The father of four continued. “That’s not how it works.”
According to Wade, in the couple’s household, the 50/50 concept meant that Union paid one hundred percent for her personal responsibilities, such as meeting the needs of her parents and siblings. Likewise, the three-time NBA champion did the same with his responsibilities. However, as spouses, the duo shared their home and their bills.
Recalling what led to the 50/50 rule, the 41-year-old said: “We decided together because I think I said once when we were in Miami, I said something about my house that I paid for. My wife looked at me and she said, ‘You’re never going to tell me that again when it’s something we share.’ »
“And so my wife was like, ‘When we move to LA, I got half of it. You’ll never say my house again,'” Wade explained. “In our life, our house, 50/50, we let’s buy it together Our daughter, whatever happens with our daughter, 50/50 we share it together.
Wade insisted he didn’t mind paying the bills, especially when the family was on lavish trips. However, the father-of-four noted that he loved his wife because she was a ‘working woman’, ‘a boss’ and ‘an independent woman’, who willingly contributed to their expenses.
Gabrielle Union opened up about her family’s financial situation and the 50/50 concept
Weeks before her husband clarified his remarks about their domestic affairs, the ‘Deliver Us from Eva’ star made headlines for sharing how she and Wade were handling their finances with a 50/50 concept. Opening up on the duo’s equal system, the 50-year-old explained during an appearance on Bloomberg‘s Idea Generation which the spouses shared their expenses as a team.
“It’s weird to say I’m the head of the family because in this house we share everything 50/50,” the Hollywood sensation said. According to the Black Reel award winner, the couple felt responsible for their extended family, given their successful careers, and tried to accommodate the needs of loved ones.
“But in the other homes that each of us have to support, it puts this – there’s always this gorilla on your back – it’s like, ‘You better work, you better work, you better work “Are you going to sleep? Someone might not eat!” the mother of one explained, noting that her responsibilities often weighed heavily on her mind.
Union confessed to feeling anxious about her wealth despite her and her husband’s collective success. “I think I just have more responsibility for my money,” the TV personality lamented. “So I get nervous, ‘Oh my God, this movie didn’t open; what does that mean? Am I going to have enough to hold everyone back?