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Gabrielle Union on Dating Dwyane Wade

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Gabrielle Union on Dating Dwyane Wade

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Gabrielle Union and NBA player Dwyane Wade attend the New York premiere of "Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon" in Times Square on June 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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Promoting an Indie flick, starring in a major motion picture, studying lines for a new pilot and being an advocate for victims of abuse. Welcome to the life of Gabirelle Union. But even with that busy schedule, she still seems to make time for long time love, Dwyane Wade.

While attending the Miami Heat Charitable Fund Gala, the couple posed for pictures and chatted with guests all night long, but never left each other's side. But don’t take that as anymore than being happily in love – Wade told Essence magazine earlier this year, “We’re not rushing it.”

And while they might not be standing togehter at the altar anytime soon, lucky for us, she was willing to tell us all about what it is like to date the Miami Heat All-Star.

Niteside:
What are you up to these days?
Gabrielle Union: We are doing press for Think Like A Man. Last weekend I was at SWSX and soon I will begin shooting the pilot Single Black Female for BET. And I just found out about another project, but I cant talk too much about that. I am a little busy, but I love it.

It must be nice to walk down the carpet with your man.
It is. I miss so much throughout the year so its nice when our schedules work for these kind of things.

Is it strange to have your relationship in the public eye?
We don’t get it too bad. It is when we are with the kids on the beach and photographers are there. They didn’t sign up for that, you know? Or when we are with our friends and they are like, “Um, I don’t want my bikini body being photographed!” I always feel bad.

Which city is worse when it comes to paparazzi: Los Angeles or Miami?
That is a tough one. Miami when it comes to the beaches.  When we are in Los Angeles, we can be in Malibu and no one knows. But the difference here is restaurants. We can go to popular restaurants and everyone leaves us be.

Do you just accept the photogs after a while?
Yes, it's part of the gig. We recognize as part of being together in the public eye.

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