Gabrielle Union – 2014 Lifestyle Updates.
Gabrielle Union (125 pounds, 5 feet 8 inches).

The “Being Mary Jane” star recently made headlines when she went on the Conan O’Brien show to talk about her fitness routine. She called it the “Porn Diet” because she watches the adult film stars at her gym to see how they work out and eat for motivation and inspiration. The gorgeous actress is an incredible beauty, with a stunning body at 41, and a great sense of humor.


Gabrielle Union was born on born October 29, 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska. She comes from a large family, with three other sisters. Her parents built a life of affluence working hard and transitioning from their long-term home in Omaha to Pleasanton, California. Union’s father was both an AT&T manager and military sergeant, while her mother did various jobs from dancing, social working and becoming a phone company manager. Union was raised Catholic and flourished in her new school, Foothill High School becoming a year-round athlete as their all-star basketball point guard, soccer and running track member.


This American actress and former model has slowly gained recognition in the film industry. One of her first primary roles came from the film Bring it On (2000) starring opposite of Kirsten Dunst as one side of a rivalry cheer-leading competition. She then she has gone onto television with her work on CBC in the series City of Angels and then returned to film in the hit Bad Boys sequel with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. More recently, Union was a part of an ensemble cast film in the 2012 film Think Like a Man.

Personal Life

Union has persevered through immense personal tragedy, when the actress at the young age of 19 was attacked and raped at her part-time job working at a shoe store. The culprit ended up turning himself in and currently is serving a 33-year sentence in prison. This horrible personal experience has made Union stronger and a commendable advocate for survivors who have faced assault. The actress is heavily involved in charity working with various organizations such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Circle of Promise. Union is divorced from NFL player Chris Howard, but recently engaged in 2013 to NBA player Dwyane Wade.

Health and Wellness

To get the insight into this actresses diet, buy the book The Portion Plan: How to Eat the Foods You Love and Still Lose Weight. The book shares secrets on losing weight without completely giving up the foods that you love. Union has always been naturally athletic, participating in sports during high school so she has a great foundation to build upon. She maintains her figure with Pilates and cardio such as running and biking.

Union has a great personal life and that contributes to her wellbeing. A healthy relationship empowers individuals to be the best that they can be. Union joked on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that Dwyane Wade is the one who loves wedding planning and that their upcoming wedding is secretly “his princess moment” as he has been waiting for a long time to get married. The couple likes to workout together and Union can definitely get some tips from her all star basketball fiancé.