Gabrielle Union took a break from filming her new BET series this past weekend to hang out with Monica and Savannah Brinson at the Radio One Music Fest in Miami.
And although she was definitely in a fun mood while watching acts like T.I, Melanie Fiona, Fat Joe, Wale, Waka Flocka and more hit the stage, she got real serious real quick backstage in an interview with IPower 92′s T.T Torrez. During the interview, TT asked Gabrielle how she is able to separate herself from the negativity surrounding Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife, and she responded:
It’s hard because, aside from loving him, I want to protect myself. I’ve built my life. I built my own brand. I built my career and my career took a hit from that madness because some people refuse to see the truth, even when it’s presented to them time and time again. I love him but at some point it’s about self preservation and I needed to protect myself and everything I built.
I pay for my family. I pay for my mommy and my daddy and my sisters and her family. ‘D’ doesn’t write those checks, I do, so when something is starting to effect the way I make a living, ‘No No No baby’, let me figure out a way for me to protect our home that me and Dwyane have with the kids, you have to put them first. You have to put their love of their mom, their love of peace of mind and love of consistency first, and then I have to make sure I can still feed my own family. Luckily, by taking the high road and not engaging in the back and forth craziness, I was able to do both. Luckily, by doing the right thing and putting the children first, it worked out that I was able to save myself.