In a new cover story interview with Women’s Health, Gabrielle Union was very transparent about her infertility and surrogate journey, as well as all the feelings she is experiencing even after her baby has finally arrived. In regards to finally deciding to go the surrogate route, Union stated: “The idea of it felt like surrendering to failure.”
Union went on to explain, “People want to see the bump, hear that you got hemorrhoids—they want to know you’re like them. I was like, ‘This is going to seem like the most Hollywood sh*t ever. Will I be embraced as a mom?’ It’s terrifying.”
Nonetheless, Union now feels she couldn’t have had her baby at a more perfect time than now. Union explained:
“Any earlier and the FOMO would have greatly influenced how I parented. I’ve seen it. I’ve done it. I’ve done it well. I’ve gotten all the T-shirts. Now I’m in the right mindset and mental space, and I’m open to being the best mom I can be.”
Read the full interview here.