Gabrielle Union on ‘Being Mary Jane’: ‘It’s our life’

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    Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union’s “Being Mary Jane” character is a single, career woman who almost has it all, but isn’t completely happy because she has yet to find love.

    “For a lot of us of a certain age, it’s our life,” Gabrielle told “Access Hollywood.”

    “As much as we are fulfilled by our careers, our families, and our friends…you’ve accomplished all this stuff, but all it becomes is stuff if you don’t have anyone to share it with.”

    Gabby is in a committed relationship with NBA baller Dwyane Wade now, but she is technically unmarried; although, she can relate to being a woman whose demanding career can be an obstacle to love at times.

    She explained that there are a lot of frequent flyer miles in use during the NBA season and once that’s done, Dwyane is the one traveling here and there to be with Gabby and fit into her busy schedule.

    “The off season is his turn to fly,” she said.

    As for Mary Jane, Gabby said she represents 42 percent of the Black, female population who’s never been married.

    “It becomes part of what drives us: Find a man; have a family. Everyone wants to have it all and strive for that perfect life. Without a dude, is it really perfect? Do you really have it all? Certainly, for a lot of Black women, it hasn’t been a dream come true,” she said.

    While there are several of bookshelves filled with words of wisdom from Steve Harvey, Hill Harper, Dr. Phil and others who offer advice on how women, of all races, can find Mr. Right, Gabrielle said Mary Jane may need to start with the woman in the mirror.

    “There’s a number of reasons why she’s single and some of that has to do with her. She has to take responsibility for being not always so nice and giving and warm and nurturing. I think when we are career women and we are head of household, we’re used to doing things our way. When you’re trying to share your life with someone that attitude doesn’t always work so well,” said Gabby who has been married before.

    “For me, it’s sweeter to have somebody to come home to and share it with,” she said.

    Watch Gabrielle’s interview below.

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