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Gabrielle Union Wade covers this month’s edition of Ocean Magazine and she’s spilling the beans on why her marriage to Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade works so well.

“He appreciates my independence, and my high credit score, and the fact that if I want a Chanel bag, I’m not asking for his Amex; I’ve got my own.”

She also tells the publication that although Dwyane pursued her for months, because he was nine years younger than her, she was initially turned off.

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“I couldn’t take him seriously,” until one day “he finally wore me down…It was very When Harry Met Sally. One day I just thought, Oh, I guess you could be an option. If you have good, effective, honest communication, you can handle any issue or problem in a relationship. D is literally my best friend. We really, really enjoy spending time with each other more than anybody else. Well, with D, maybe I’m tied with LeBron! But I’m definitely his favorite female! If you have the chance to marry your best friend, I would highly recommend it.”

She also dishes on being a step-mom to three boys:

“We literally keep track…there’s basically an imaginary chart: ‘I was bad cop last time; now it’s your turn. You have to be the jerk who doles out punishment for missed homework assignments or talking on the phone after curfew.’ With the older boys, they come to me with girl stuff, homework. Or if they’re trying to butter up dad, they definitely come to me to soften me up first. I’m the line of defense, I guess, before dad.”

Say what you want, but we love these two together. Being Mary  Jane returns to BET this fall and Union’s new film, Birth of a Nation hits theaters next year.

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