Union Offers Encouraging Words to Women Struggling with Infertility

Gabrielle Union during "Today" show interview. (Photo: NBC)

Things are pretty good for Gabrielle Union.

She’s married to the guy she loves.

She stars on the top-rated BET drama, “Being Mary Jane.”

Oh, and, the 42-year-old looks no different today than she did when she was 26!

Seriously, if you thought Pharrell Williams was a vampire, you may want to get a closer look at Union.

Buzzfeed was right! They said you have not aged,” exclaimed Hoda Kotb, referring to an Oct. 12 Buzzfeed article that compared images of Union from the past 16 years. Kotb interviewed Union,  who turns 43 on Oct. 29, this morning on the “Today” show.

Union attributed her youthful appearance to having oily skin and making sure she has a good time. I’m sure being married to a Tender Roni like NBA player Dwyane Wade, 33, helps as well.

"It's been good. He's happy and we're comfortable. We really enjoy each other in a way that's probably not healthy for us," Union said about her marriage to Wade.

Though many black women are ageless and in a happy relationship like Union, a number of them are struggling to conceive children biologically.

"And, most of my friends who have done IVF aren't women in their 40s. [They are] women in their 20s and 30s," she said. "Infertility is an issue. Period."

Union also addressed the stereotype that women with infertility woes are "frigid" and "career-minded." The actress, who doesn't have children, didn't say whether she's having infertility issues but her "Being Mary Jane" character Mary Jane Paul has struggled. Last season showed Mary Jane's failed IVF attempts.

Check out the interview below to see what other words of encouragement Union offers.

The "Today" show airs weekdays at 7 a.m. on NBC. "Being Mary Jane" returns for a third season on Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. ET.

WATCH: Gabrielle Union on the “Today” show


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