In a recent interview on the podcast “Club Shay Shay,” Dwyane Wade addressed the misconceptions surrounding his wife Gabrielle Union‘s comments about how they divide their household expenses as a married couple. Wade shed light on the true meaning behind their “50/50” arrangement and shared a heartfelt story that emphasized their partnership.
During the conversation with host Shannon Sharpe, Wade clarified the misunderstanding, emphasizing that people had misinterpreted Union’s statement about splitting “everything 50/50.”
“Everybody thinks 50/50, they think, ‘Hey, if he’s getting a sandwich, you gotta put 50% on that,’” Wade said before saying, “That’s not how it works.”
He explained that both he and Union separately provide financial help to their own family members but that when it comes to their household expenses, they both contribute equally.
The retired NBA star then described a tense exchange he once had with Union several years ago when they lived in Miami, in which he referenced their home at the time as “my house that I paid for.”
“My wife looked at me, she was like, ‘You will never say that to me again when it’s something that we share,’” he recalled. “My wife is like, ‘When we move to LA, I got half on it.’ You will never say, ‘my house’ again.’”
Wade who he refers to his actress wife, Gabrielle Union as a “boss and independent woman, said that he purchased their current home with Union. He explained that while he could financially provide for their family with just his financial contributions, Union is often eager to contribute to any big purchases or vacations to enhance what they have.
“We decided that certain pieces of our life, we would share in it,” he said.
Union sparked some debates on social media about couples and how they split bills when she discussed her family’s financial arrangement in a Bloomberg interview on May 8.
“It’s weird to say I’m head of household because, in this household, we split everything 50/50,” she said before, noting that she and Wade each financially support their family members.
Some women may prioritize their independence and autonomy, valuing the ability to contribute equally to the relationship’s financial aspects. They may derive a sense of fulfillment and empowerment from having their own financial stability and actively participating in the financial responsibilities of the partnership.
That’s perfectly fine. However to be a feminine woman is about learning TRUST. Although it can be difficult for many women to trust that a man has her covered, a feminine woman learns to do so, even if she works and makes her own money.
It’s all about feeling worthy despite your finances. Something most black women have a very difficult time doing. Therefore going 50/50 allows them to feel some sense of CONTROL.
My only opinion is that being a rich woman, married to a wealthy man is the prefect opportunity to heal your femininity. As no matter what that man chooses to do, you still have millions of dollars in the bank that allow you to back yourself.
Not to mention if he cheats, chances are he’s not making the sidechick go half.
It’s funny that sidechicks feel worthy of being provided for, but most main chicks don’t…
One thing about Gabrille & Wade’s relationship is they actually don’t make people jealous. People don’t desire to have a relationship like theirs, the way Russell Simmons and Ciara inspire nearly all of their followers to want a beautiful relationship.