Wade and Union get married in Miami in front of an intimate crowd of family and friends. John Legend performs at the ceremony and the bride wears a Dennis Basso gown. Union asks everyone to wear white to their wedding. Wade wears a customized Dsquared2 bowtie from The Tie Bar and a boutonniére by Floral Fix. This is the second marriage for both Wade and Union.
Union guests on Conan to promote her television show, Being Mary Jane. She also shares her obsession with big butts and exercise regimens of porn stars, and talks about trash-talking her fiancé, Dwyane Wade and other NBA players.
I’m bad, it’s awful. I make Richard Sherman seem like a Zen Buddhist. And Dwyane is not even immune. I become Richard Sherman, like it’s awful. I just lose my mind.
Union plays Mary Jane a TV anchor on an Atlanta-based network as she goes through relationship joys and ills with her lovers, family members and co-workers.
I know where she’s going, at least for the first season. You’re going to see a lot more strife at work where she’ll try to assert herself a lot more in terms of trying to fight the good fight and get quality, hard-hitting, important stories.
Wayne and Union get engaged. Union’s ring is 8.5 carats, the stone is cushion cut and it’s valued at nearly $1 million. The two have been dating since 2009.
Union appears on the cover Essence to discuss her highly anticipated show, Being Mary Jane. She also talks about being a mean girl and how she’s portrayed to the public.
There’s this intense desire for us all to be chosen by a man, or a job, or chosen for fame, whatever. But when you’re in the public eye and you’re not chosen, the rejection feels public,” says Union. “So to cover the wound, you attack the person who is chosen.
Union and Wade appears on the cover of Essence magazine to discuss marriage. Wade stated divorce is hard and they would only marry again if it would last forever.
We’re not rushing it. Both of us have been married before, and we understand that if we choose to marry again, we want it to be right. We both took failing at marriage hard. The next time it’s gotta be forever.
Union plays Julia, a successful attorney who falls in love with a man who has three children in the movie Daddy’s Little Girls. Monty seeks Julia’s help because his kids mother are seeking sole custody of their children. But while working on the case with her, Monty starts to fall in love. Julia must decide if she wants to date Monty and deal with all the baggage he brings to the relationship.
On wanting to work with Tyler Perry:
I happened to find myself coincidentally, or maybe not, on the same flight as his agent. I said, I want to work with Tyler. Can you hook me up?
Union plays Eva, a headstrong know it all in the movie Deliver Us From Eva. After meddling in her sister’s marriages, the husbands decides to hire Ray, a known player, and pays him to make Eva fall in love with him. After Eva discovers their plan, she dumps Ray and moves to a different state after accepting another job offer.
I think that at the end of the day, the overall message that I hope people get is compromise is key. As a newly married person, as much as I would love for my husband to buy into the ‘my way or the highway’ philosophy, you realize it’s all about compromising and finding some sort of middle ground that everyone can live with. You understand that Eva’s motivation for everything that she does, albeit she gets a little overzealous, is her love for her sisters.