Slang terms like cougar are thrown around freely when that occurs.In a recent interview with for the October 2015 issue, Union opens up about being married to a younger man, troubles conceiving a child, and more.Based on her flawless skin and amazing physique alone, guessing Union's age might be a challenge.
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Actress Gabrielle Union attends the Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures' premiere of 'Straight Outta Compton' at Microsoft Theater on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
(Photo : Kevin Winter/Getty Images) If you've come across their popular Instagram accounts or any interview they've done together, then it's quite obvious actress Gabrielle Union and husband Dwyane Wade, shooting guard for the Miami Heat, are just plain crazy about each other.
While speaking about a woman's age is somewhat forbidden in today's times, when it comes to relationships, it can cause quite a scandal.
Especially when the woman is older than her husband.
The two are hoping to have a child of their own together, but it hasn't been the easiest process. There's a certain amount of shame that is placed on women who have perhaps chosen a career over starting a family younger.
The actress discussed the struggles of getting pregnant at an older age as well as why women feel forced to choose between family and a career. The penance for being a career woman is barrenness.
You feel like you're wearing a scarlet letter." If childbirth is seen as one of the greatest gifts humans can bestow in this world, why isn't motherhood held in equal high regard?
The 42-year-old actress, who turns 43 this October, doesn't believe age plays a major difference in their relationship.
Their goofy personalities and strong family values mesh extremely well together, each providing their own sense of youth and wisdom to the romance.
"I realized his friends, his teammates, were conceived when I was, like, a senior in high school," said Union in her interview. But, Dwyane's an old 33, and I'm a young 42, so it balances out." , taking on the role of stepmother to his three children.
"I was in high school at the same time as their parents! The NBA star has openly gushed about how thankful he is to have such an accepting woman in his life; a woman with the strength to take on children who aren't biologically hers, but treats them like they are.