Actress Gabrielle Union has bravely spoken out about the infertility challenges that she and her husband Dwyane Wade have experienced in the course of their relationship together.
Dishing about her upcoming book and what to expect in it, she says that she has had eight or nine miscarriages and that for three years her body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant. She says “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.”
The 44-year-old actress also open up in the soon-to-be-released book “We’re Going to Need More Wine” that through all the fertility issues, she and her husband have remained so in love and ready to do anything to meet the child they’ve both dreamed of.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade currently have two children from Dwayne’s previous relationship.
On the pressure from people, she says that
“For so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want kids?’ A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier than being honest about whatever is actually going on. People mean so well, but they have no idea the harm or frustration it can cause.”
Gabrielle’s book is set to be released on the 17th of October and the excerpts have been exclusively revealed in the new issue of PEOPLE.