In a time of violent racial divide in America, Gabrielle Union is just like any other concerned stepmother trying to keep her boys safe.
Having married basketball star Dwyane Wade in 2014, the 42-year-old actress earned a new role as stepmother to the athlete's three sons, Zaire, 14, Zion, 9, and Xavier, 2. However, as she said in the November issue of Essence, Union finds herself constantly worrying about them when they're not with her.
"Teens get teen-y. It's harder. I never understood that. 'You won't sleep.' I always associated that phrase with babies. Crying, teething babies. No. Until they walk through the door, I'm terrified," she said. "Sometimes I just want to stay off my timeline, because it makes those waits until they walk through the door a thousand times worse. Just envisioning them as a hashtag…"