Surprise — Gabrielle Union is now a mommy.
Union, 47, and NBA star and husband Dwyane Wade announced Thursday that they have welcomed a baby girl via surrogate.
“When I wake up in the mornin’ love / And the sunlight hurts my eyes / And there’s something without warning, love / Bears heavy on my mind,” she wrote. “Then I look at you / And the world’s alright with me / Just one look at you / And I know its gonna be / A lovely day / A lovely day.”
Union continued, “A LOVELY DAY We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate,” she continued revealing the date of birth, “11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days.”
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“I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” she wrote. “For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.”
During a July appearance on Dr. Oz, Union elaborated on her pregnancy losses. She told the famed doctor that her first miscarriage was the most difficult.
“The first one was the most brutal because we told people,” she said. “We were so excited. You know, you dream of this moment. Those dreams were just crushed. And [miscarriages] just happened in rapid succession over the next few years.”
Union said she added her infertility tribulations in her memoir as a way to stand in solidarity with other women.
“When it doesn’t work, it can be absolutely devastating. And there are so many women hiding in plain sight, suffering in silence,” she said. “No one wants the world to think you’re ‘defective’ or less than a perfect woman or less than capable. There’s so much shame and mystery and guilt that surrounds fertility issues. That’s why I wanted to include it in my book, because I’m tired of it.”
Union and Wade tied the knot in August 2014. Wade has three sons from previous relationships and is also raising his nephew.