Gabrielle Union: Why I Got Back Together With Dwyane Wade

PHOTO: Actress Gabrielle Union visits 106 & Park at BET studio on January 7, 2014 in New York City.
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Gabrielle Union recently revealed the sweet way NBA star Dwyane Wade popped the question, but she admits things weren't always so blissful.

In a new interview with Glamour magazine, Union, 41, opened up about the couple's brief split last year. (During that time, Wade, 31, fathered a child with another woman, whom he called "a blessing.")

"It was because of distance and scheduling," the "Being Mary Jane" star said. "I finished filming the show, then I flew to Vegas right away to start shooting 'Think Like a Man Too.' I couldn't take time off, and I missed some quality togetherness we desperately needed."

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However, Union said that during the summer she "reassessed priorities" and ultimately decided that she wanted to make their relationship work. Wade, who also has two sons from a previous marriage and is raising his nephew as well, felt the same way.

"I'd always wanted an awesome career with back-to-back projects, but I realized I wasn't willing to sacrifice my relationship for it. Moving forward, I decided my work schedule has to make sense for our family," she said. "Bottom line: If an issue's a deal breaker, it's a deal breaker. If your relationship isn't something you're willing to give up and you can compromise, do so."

Now, the two make sure to be affectionate with each other all the time. Union said that Wade never leaves the house without kissing her goodbye and saying, "I love you," and added that she compliments him constantly.

"I am almost a little Chester the Molester-y. I think he's so delicious," she said. "Watching him get out of the shower never gets old. Never. It's not like he ever wonders what I'm thinking, but usually he's thinking, She needs a cold shower!'"

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