Bad Boys actress Gabrielle Union celebrated her 41st birthday on October 29th. She got a great surprise when boyfriend Dwyane Wade stopped by even though he was to be hopping on a flight to Philadelphia shortly. He gave her a small wrapped box. Union had a huge smile on her face as she unwrapped her present and found that it was a championship ring.
Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat won the 2013 NBA Championship. Wade also won the Season-long NBA Community Assist Award. He has been on the NBA All Star team every year since 2005.
The present was not an engagement for Union, but she loved it no less. She sent out a tweet shortly after the party stating “And thank you to the guy that forgets to put the cap on the toothpaste, flushes the non-flushable baby wipes but always goes all out for my birthday”. She also tweeted some photos of herself in a bikini saying, “Age ain’t nothing but a number”. She looks far younger than her 41 years.
Wade and Union have been together since 2008. In September of this year Wade had an interview with Jay Leno where he spoke about rough times between the couple. He said that being in a celebrity relationship is extremely hard. The couple split for a small period this year due to scheduling conflicts. Union was busy filming her show Being Mary Jane while Wade was busy trying to win the championship with the Miami Heat. Wade said they looked hard at the relationship and in the end decided that they were better together and the relationship deserved the best effort that they could both put forward to continue. They are now going strong and appear to be very happy.