Gabrielle Union reflects on friends and divorce

    Gabrielle Union

    Gabrielle Union had nowhere to go but up when her marriage to Chris Howard fell apart, but she needed some help from her friends to bounce back.

    Being on your own again can be scary, especially when a relationship you thought would last forever falls apart. It was at that time that Gabrielle how important it was for her to stand up in the confidence that she was enough to live a happy life.

    “When you hit rock bottom and the only way you can go is up, it’s one of the first lessons,” Gabrielle told, adding that her friend Essence Atkins and A.J. Johnson helped her bounce back. “They always knew I was enough, but I didn’t see that until I was divorced and I was under the bed with the dog.”

    The “Being Mary Jane” star added that it was especially her time with A.J. that helped her to own to how she contributed to the divorce from her first husband. “She didn’t allow me to blame my ex-husband,” Gabrielle explained. “The reality is I was the villain. It’s hard to look at yourself and say, ‘You screwed up. You did this. You did that.'”

    That’s some reality that her character on”Being Mary Jane” may need to learn. Viewers shouldn’t hold their breath if they expect to see Mary Jane come into her own; Gabrielle said, “She can’t get right. She’s on a case of can’t get right!”

    The best example of that would be when she stole her ex-beau’s sperm to make a baby. While Mary Jane may have unveiled her dirty secret on last night’s episode that might not be the last we hear of her hasty, desperate decision.

    “That sperm is like a character. The sperm becomes a character that you will see throughout the show, and you will see what happens,” she joked before giving male fans an important piece of advice. “Throw away your own condoms fellas. Throw away your own condoms!”

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