Gabrielle Union opens up on Embracing Surrogacy, Raising Kids & Staying on top of her Game!

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Actress Gabrielle Union is the cover girl for Women’s Health magazine’s latest issue.

The 46-year-old movie star talks about her fitness routines, her surrogacy journey, as well as how she has been able to stay on top of her game for decades.

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Read excerpts below:

On her fertility problems: “There’s nothing more that I wanted than to cook my own baby…the idea of it felt like surrendering to failure.”

On maintaining an active lifestyle: “I need sun. I need Vitamin D on my face. Give me a trail, a park, a walk down the street with the dogs, a breeze, rain. I’ll go hike. I’ll get a lawn chair and sit outside my trailer so I’m not trapped inside.”

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On choosing a surrogate for her daughter: “Some people care about the race, religion, or food habits of their surrogate. I was like, ‘I want a reader.’”

On how it was tough to overcome the public opinions: “People want to see the bump, hear that you got hemorrhoids—they want to know you’re like them. I was like, ‘This is going to seem like the most Hollywood sh*t ever. Will I be embraced as a mom?’ It’s terrifying.”

On the birth of her daughter: “I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is my baby. I wanted to fight everybody in that room for various reasons and no reason.”

Source: Bellanaija