It wasn't love at first sight for Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade.
In fact, the 41-year-old actress was quite unimpressed with her future fiancé at the get-go! Or as she puts it in an interview in Glamour magazine's February 2014 issue, his "'résumé' looked like crap: athlete, going through a divorce, nine years younger than me."
"None of that screamed, 'Let's have a lasting relationship,'" she says. "Then, after I had a heart-crushing breaking with yet another immature jerk, I thought, it can't be any worse if I date a fetus. Let's just see what happens."
"Turned out he'd been on his own since he was 15. He had wisdom that comes with facing an insane amount of adversity," she says of her now 31-year-old hubby-to-be. "He's sweet, funny, honest about his shortcomings. When I put my preconceived notions to the side, I found someone cool."
She also talked about her break with Dwyane (during which time he fathered a child with another woman), saying it was "because of distance and scheduling. 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," she recalls. "Over the summer, I reassessed priorities. 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. 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."