Archive | June 2012

Days of Our Lives Clip: New Gay Character Brian Potential Love Triangle With Will & Sonny?

Brant Daugherty the star of the television show Pretty Little Liars is guest starring on Days of Our Lives. Brant’s character Brian shows up at the pub and grills Will Horton about not being comfortable being gay.  Brian accuses Will of  preferring to be perceived Stefano Dimera’s killer than be openly gay . Sonny is jealous that Brian and Will hang out at the Salem gay bar the Spot with another gay guy Neil.

After Will leaves the pub, Brian and Sonny have a heated conversation about Will. Brian seems attracted to Sonny since he is out and proud to be gay.

Brian senses that Sonny is very attracted to Will and he tells Sonny he acts like a gay mentor instead of a potential boyfriend.  Furthermore, Brian warns Sonny that Will Horton has a lot of baggage.

I think the new character Brian is needed to spice up the Will and Sonny storyline. Since Sonny was introduced to the audience as a gay character he hasn’t kissed another guy, had sex with another man, or even been on a date with a guy.  Brian is very blunt but he might be the catalyst to push Will and Sonny together.

Hollywood Reporter Article: Magic Mike Homoerotic Undertones Part Of Marketing To Attract Gay Male Community!!

11:57 AM PDT 6/26/2012 by Pamela McClintock

Magic Mike Float Fifty Shades of Grey - H 2012
Trent/pinkisthenewblog.com; Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. paid for a “Magic Mike” float in the West Hollywood gay pride parade, while female fans of “Fifty Shades of Grey” are going gaga for the male striptease dramedy.

From gay pride promotions in six cities to piggybacking on the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, Warner Bros.’ marketing campaign for Magic Mike has relied on unconventional means to whip up interest in the male striptease dramedy.

So far, it seems to be working. Many box office observers say they won’t be surprised if the film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, overperforms when opening at the domestic box office on June 28, much as Warners’ big screen adaptation of Sex and the City far exceeded expectations on the strength of females.

PHOTOS: From ‘Showgirls’ to ‘Magic Mike’: Your Guide to 50 Years of Stripper-Themed Movies

And, also like Sex and the CityMagic Mike has sparked heated interest in the gay community, thanks to the buff and scantily clad cast, including Channing Tatum (the movie is loosely based on his days stripping), Matthew McConaugheyAlex Pettyferand Joe Manganiello.

Warners has aggressively gone after this demo, paying for a Magic Mike float in the West Hollywood gay pride parade earlier in June and doing gay pride promotions at similar events in five other markets, including San Francisco and New York.

Enlisting the help of the Karpel Group, which specializes in marketing to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community, Warners helped secure features in the leading gay press. Manganiello appeared on the cover of Out Magazine, whileThe Advocate published a piece on McConaughey.

Gay moviegoers can certainly move the box office needle, but it is females who will fuel most of Magic Mike’s earnings.

Initially, Warners found there was trepidation among grown women about openly embracing a movie about male strippers. Tatum in particular has became a leading star in terms of romantic dramas, but now, his female fans are being asked to accept him in an entirely different role.

Everything changed this spring when Fifty Shades of Grey burst onto the scene. The novel, which is being adapted into a feature by Focus and Universal, suddenly made it okay for women, and moms, to talk more openly about their sexuality.

PHOTOS: ‘Magic Mike’ LAFF Premiere

“The timing couldn’t have been better,” says Warner Bros. president of worldwide marketing Sue Kroll. “When you have the Today show covering Fifty Shades of Grey, that’s as mainstream as it gets. You can never plan for a cultural phenomenon like this.”

The heart of Warners’ female-targeted campaign has centered on encouraging females of all ages to do something for themselves and go and see Magic Mike with their friends. The push seems to be working. Interest is keen among females both under and over the age of 25, according to pre-release tracking.

And Magic Mike has generated a huge conversation on social media (Warners has made an enormouse push online in marketing the film). Research firm Fizziology says three percent of the conversation about the movie also mentions Fifty Shades of Grey, and that many of those commenting are moms.

“Anytime you see two or three percent,  you are seeing a trend, says Fizziology COO Jen Handley, who founded the company with Ben Carlson. “And I’m surprised by just how bawdy the conversation, considering this is an audience that tends to be more reserved. They are just putting it all out there.”

Carlson adds: “In our three years, I don’t think we’ve seen a conversation about a movie that has been this explicit and sexual in nature.”

Online ticket service Fandango reported on Tuesday that Magic Mike is already generating 36 precent of all pre-sale business, a sure sign that females are making set plans to see the film (there also was big pre-sale business for Sex and the City).

Blind Gossip Reveals Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Fake Marriage Is Over She Is No Longer His Beard!!!

The Five Year Mark

SOLVED!

[BlindGossip] They have passed the five-year point, so the marriage is over! They are living separately, their public appearances as a couple are down to once or twice a month (tops), and any time together is as much about keeping the child/ren connected to the whole family as it is to be seen together for the paparazzi.

Here’s the timing for the announcement of the split: He has two big projects this year. She has already agreed to chip in and help promote the first project with red carpet appearances and positive interview mentions. If that occurs (and we believe it will), the official split will be announced during the summer lull. If she takes an additional payout and waits until after the second release, the announcement will be made approximately New Years 2013.

SOLVED!


It’s Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes! Source: BlindGossip.com

The situation is exactly as we described to you back in April 2012:

1. The five-year contract is up

2. They were already living separately

3. Their public appearances were down to once or twice a month

4. The timing of the announcement is taking place after they have finished promoting the first big project (Rock of Ages)

5. The timing of the announcement is during the summer lull (Announcing on a Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend is also a nice touch)

She rejected the additional payout to stick around for the promotions for Jack Reacher. Katie Holmes is out of there!

 

Milos Raonic Loses In Second Round Of Wimbledon Is He The Real Deal Or Just Canadian Media Hype?

 

I am not surprised that Milos Raonic lost to Sam Querrey in the second round of Wimbledon because I knew it was going to be a tough match. Querrey defeated Raonic 6-7 7-6 7-6 6-4. On paper, Raonic was the favourite because he’s ranked number 21 and Queerey is ranked 64th. However, Querrey is a former top twenty player and he’s coming back from an elbow injury.

This is a terrible result because Rafael Nadal lost yesterday and the door was open for Raonic to do some damage at Wimbledon. Raonic was supposed to reach the fourth round at least and he already has beaten Andy Murray. Since Raonic is the twenty first seed losing in the second round just proves he has a long way to go before he can be considered a contender at a grand slam. Raonic has won three small events in his career but he hasn’t demonstrated that he is ready to take the next big step.

The question has to be asked is Milos Raonic just Canadian media hype? Are Canadians expecting too much from Raonic? In Canada, we have never had a male tennis player ranked in the top twenty five. I understand the excitement of having a talented young Canadian male player competing for Canada.  However,  Raonic isn’t even ranked in the ATP top twenty he’s currently ranked number twenty one. Raonic hasn’t beaten the big three Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, or Roger Federer. Raonic lost to Federer three times this year in in three set matches. Raonic is close but he still needs a lot of improvement in his game before the Canadian press should call this young man a contender.

How can Raonic be a contender to win Wimbledon when the kid isn’t even ranked in the top ten? I believe Raonic is too nice, too soft, too Canadian. After Raonic lost to Querrey he’s smiling and having a conversation with him. Why is Raonic smiling he just lost the match no need to smile. Where is the bitterness and the anger? Where is the rage? Raonic should be furious at himself for not coming through with the victory.

Milos is an attractive, intelligent young man and he’s very thoughtful  but I am not sure if he has the killer instinct? Raonic seems to want to be liked by his peers on the ATP Tour the question is why?  The professional tennis tour is competitive, but I am not sure if Raonic has that intense desire to become a champion? I am not saying Raonic needs to be rude but I think he needs to distance himself from the other players emotionally.

Raonic has never reached the quarterfinals of a grand slam event and he hasn’t won a Masters series title. The Canadian media are obsessed with Raonic’s big serve which is a weapon. Raonic also has a powerful forehand and he volleys very well.

However, a closer inspection of Raonic’s game reveals some weaknesses. First, Raonic’s backhand is a weakness and the other men on the ATP Tour have figured it out. Raonic has an excellent slice backhand but his two handed backhand he makes a lot of errors off of it. Raonic tends to hit his two handed backhand into the net a lot.  Second, Raonic also has a poor break point conversion rate he doesn’t break serve enough. Raonic can hold his serve which is very important but he has difficulty breaking his opponent’s serve.

A lot of Raonic’s matches have 7-6 scores because he’s not breaking serve enough and hoping to win the set in a tiebreaker. In order for Raonic to reach the top ten he needs to break his opponent’s serve. Raonic’s coach Galo Blanco need to help Raonic realize he’s got to improve his return game if he wants to become a champion.

Raonic only broke Querrey’s serve once despite having five opportunities to break his serve.

Third, Raonic’s movement isn’t the best he moves okay for a six foot five man but he isn’t quick. Raonic needs to improve his movement on the court.

Fourth, I think the Canadian media is to blame because the expectations are simply too high for Raonic. He is only twenty one years of age he needs more time to mature mentally and physically into his body.  Finally, I think Raonic needs to improve his fitness he’s skinny but  he needs some definition on his body he seems rather fragile. Raonic doesn’t have the ripped abs and muscles like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.  Also, if Raonic was more physically fit he wouldn’t get tired in his tennis matches.

Wimbledon Men’s Second Round: Lukas Rosol of Czech Republic Shocks Rafael Nadal In Thrilling Five Set Upset!!!

 

Spanish tennis stud Rafael Nadal has lost in the second round of Wimbledon! This is one of the biggest upsets in tennis history! Wow I wasn’t expecting Rafael Nadal to be bounced in the second round of Wimbledon! However, Lucas Rosol of the Czech Republic upset Nadal 6-7 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-4!

Rosol was fearless he served huge, attacked the net, and robbed Nadal of time to set up for his groundstrokes. Rosol just overpowered Nadal there was nothing he could do everything Rosol was doing worked.

This is a shocking result because Nadal is an eleven time grand slam champion and he’s ranked number two in the world. Rosol is currently ranked number one hundred in the world.

Now that Nadal is out the bottom half of the men’s draw is wide open for Andy Murray and Andy Roddick to potentially reach the Wimbledon final.

This is a golden opportunity I feel for Murray to finally win a grand slam singles title. Nadal has an incredible record against Murray but now that Nadal’s gone this is a chance of a life time for him to finally win Wimbledon.

Shocking Reuters Article:Gays & Lesbians In Uganda Still Living In Fear Due To Anti Gay Bill!!!

By Jocelyn Edwards

KAMPALA | Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:47am EDT

(Reuters) – Peter, 23, used to enjoy hitting Kampala’s bars with his boyfriend until a draft bill dubbed “kill the gays” forced him into hiding.

“I’m so, so afraid. I just live indoors,” he says, sitting in the semi-darkness of the cramped two-room dwelling where he has lived since his family and friends turned on him after the bill was introduced in 2009.

In this conservative east African country, the bill that initially proposed hanging gays has pitted veteran President Yoweri Museveni’s government against two influential but opposing forces: the evangelical church and western donors.

Existing legislation already outlaws gay sex. The new legislation introduced by David Bahati, a backbench lawmaker in Museveni’s ruling National Resistance Movement party, would go much further.

It would prohibit the “promotion” of gay rights and punish anyone who “funds or sponsors homosexuality” or “abets homosexuality”.

Denounced as “odious” by U.S. President Barack Obama, the first draft, which threatened the death sentence for what it called “aggravated homosexuality”, languished in parliament for two years, never making it to the chamber’s debating floor.

Bahati re-introduced a mildly watered-down second draft in February and is confident of a “yes” vote even though the bill’s progress has stalled at committee level.

The death sentence clause is gone, as is the demand Ugandans report gays to the authorities, he told Reuters.

But the damage has been done, gay rights campaigners in Uganda say. A vitriolic homophobia is rising in Ugandan society, they say, pointing to the meteoric rise of the evangelical church as a driving force.

In the most recent clampdown, Uganda said last week it was banning 38 non-governmental organizations it accused of promoting homosexuality.

Two days before the announcement, police raided a gay rights conference outside Kampala, briefly detaining activists from around east Africa.

“Things were much better before the evangelical movement,” said Frank Mugisha, director of the gay rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). He accuses Uganda’s born-again pastors of spreading propaganda, including that homosexuals are “recruiting” young children.

EVANGELICAL INFLUENCE

Mugisha and other prominent gay rights campaigners say Bahati’s initial bill was introduced directly after a March 2009 conference in Kampala that hosted representatives from the U.S. “ex-gay” movement.

U.S. evangelical pastor Scott Lively, who spoke at the conference, said it focused on the “recovery from homosexuality” and warned Ugandans the gay movement sought to “homosexualize society” and undermine the institution of marriage.

Ugandan activists have filed a civil complaint against Lively in the United States, alleging he incited the persecution of gays in Uganda, violating international law.

A former lawyer who is now pastor of the Redemption Gate Missionary Society in Springfield, Massachusetts, Lively said his legal team has filed a motion to dismiss the complaint.

“The narrative of their case is that my speaking against homosexuality in Uganda led to a climate of hate and fear that led the government to take actions they wouldn’t otherwise have taken,” he told Reuters.

“The list of things they have put in their complaint do not amount to anything close to crimes against humanity.”

Lively said he received a copy of the draft anti-gay bill from an anti-gay activist in Uganda ahead of its introduction, and disagreed with language included in it.

“It was very harsh,” he said, referring to the proposal to execute homosexuals.

Lively, a reformed alcoholic who sees homosexuality as a “behavioral disorder” akin to alcoholism, said he sent back alternative language urging a focus on prevention and rehabilitation.

Some of Uganda’s pastors have been some of the bill’s most outspoken supporters.

“Would you accept that a thief should be licensed, that a prostitute should be licensed? There is no difference between a thief, a robber, a prostitute and a homosexual,” said Pastor Joseph Serwadda, who heads Kampala’s 6,000 member-strong Victory Christian Centre Church.

A wave of persecution followed the introduction of Bahati’s bill.

One local publication, Rolling Stone, embarked on a campaign to out Ugandan gays, publishing photos of more than two dozen of them and their names, sometimes under the banner “Hang them”.

“People didn’t pay much attention before. When the bill came out, they started noticing gays,” said Peter, whose three-year relationship ended when his partner became afraid to be associated with him after another tabloid outed Peter’s roommate.

Peter’s extended family called a meeting when they got suspicious.

“My sisters, my brothers, my aunties, my uncles, my grandpas, everybody needed me to change. They asked, ‘What seduced you to do that?’,” Peter said.

“(They said) if I didn’t change from what I am to what they called normal, I should just get out of the family.”

He withdrew from the outside world. Home alone for hours at a time, Peter reads the Bible he keeps by his bed for comfort. A wall decoration reads: “Jesus cares”.

PRAYED FOR HELP

While the proposed legislation has pushed many like Peter underground, for others it had the opposite effect.

“Biggie” Ssenfuka knew she was attracted to women from the age of seven. When she read the word lesbian in a dictionary, she says she immediately recognized herself.

Raised a Christian, Ssenfuka prayed to God and fasted in a desperate bid to alter her sexuality. She burned every letter she had received from other girls and tried dating a man.

“But still I didn’t change. I woke up and told myself this is life, be what you want to be and let people say what they want to say,” said Ssenfuka, who sports dreadlocks and baggy, boyish jeans.

“People thought that homosexuals are these beasts … they didn’t expect people from next door,” said Ssenfuka.

The 29-year-old finally came out of the closet in 2009 after the bill was introduced. “I said, now I am going to be open.”

Still, activists like Ssenfuka are in the minority. The majority of gays are too afraid to go public.

Sitting in an open-air bar in Kampala on a Saturday afternoon is her girlfriend of one year, a woman with long braids who has children from a previous relationship.

Asked about her relationship with Ssenfuka, Patience was evasive. “I’m not exactly her friend,” she said, and refused to elaborate.

Ssenfuka and Patience are careful not to act like a couple openly.

“It’s tricky. You have to watch out, especially in public. You can’t just kiss, you can’t just touch and be happy,” Ssenfuka said.

“BLACKMAIL”

The bill’s floundering in parliament since 2009 signals Museveni is reluctant to proceed.

Stephen Tashobya, who chairs the parliamentary legal affairs committee tasked with scrutinizing the bill before a vote, said the committee had been “busy with other affairs”.

“The president made general remarks sometime back, more than a year ago, (that) he didn’t think that the bill was very urgent,” Tashobya said.

The one-time rebel leader is widely regarded as a shrewd political operator who knows how to curry favor from Western powers, as he has by sending troops to Somalia, and when feathers ought not be ruffled.

John Nagenda, among Museveni’s top advisers, told Reuters the president believed it was evil to indulge in homosexual acts.

“But on the other hand … while he himself doesn’t agree with it himself, he thinks that there must be a fair way of going about (things),” Nagenda said.

Museveni’s gripe, Nagenda said, was with donors threatening to cut aid to impose moral values.

“It treats us like children,” he said.

In October, British Prime Minister David Cameron threatened to cut aid to countries that did not respect gay rights. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton followed up in December.

“That is blackmailing, that is neo-colonialist and oppression. Attaching sharing of resources to a lifestyle of people is completely unacceptable,” said Uganda’s Minister of Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo.

“If you want to give (aid), you give it irrespective of our customs and cultures.”

London appears to have since softened its rhetoric. The British High Commission in Kampala told Reuters in a statement that the UK government had no plans to cut aid in connection with the bill.

However, the statement also said Britain’s diplomats were raising concerns over the proposed legislation “at the most senior level of the Ugandan government”.

Bahati is optimistic his bill will prevail in parliament.

“There is no amount of pressure, no amount of dirty tricks, that will prevent the parliament of Uganda from protecting the children of Uganda,” he said.

“We are not in the trade of values.”

Salon.com Article: Is The Princess In The Hit Cartoon Movie The Brave A Lesbian?

Um, no — she’s a girl in a fairy tale. But a post suggesting a cryptic gay-pride message gets a huge response

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In the tradition of instant non-analysis of made-up issues — the tradition that made the Internet the wonderful place it is! — Adam Markovitz, of EW.com’s PopWatch blog, put up a post over the weekend suggesting that the fiery Scottish princess Merida, heroine of Disney’s new animated hit “Brave,” might be a lesbian. (If you haven’t seen “Brave,” and you still want to — well, hell, it’s a free country, right? Keep on reading! A few spoilers won’t kill ya!) It sort of goes like this: Merida is good at archery, she climbs rocks, she’s kind of a tomboy type, and she doesn’t want to marry any of the three dimwit suitors for her hand. If she were a person in the real world — which, I will hasten to add, she isn’t — and if her real world were a touch more modern and liberated than medieval Scotland (which was not exactly a gender-blur society), then sure, that girl might grow up to be gay. Or, on the other hand, she might not!

That’s really all there is to say and, in fairness, Markovitz does not pretend that one can draw any conclusions about a Disney fairy-tale princess (one who, mysteriously, seems to have been named after a city in Mexico) when evidence is completely lacking. In fact he seems to draw all conclusions at once — “Merida isn’t an overtly lesbian character,” but she “absolutely” could be gay — before drawing none at all: “Ultimately it doesn’t matter if Merida could be interpreted as gay.” That’s an impressive display of having and eating all the cake in the bakery, but if it doesn’t matter, friendo, then we read your whole article because … well, OK, I actually do understand the because.

Markovitz’s post sparked intense debate and social-media activity for both honorable reasons and borderline-sleazy ones. On one hand, it’s startling to be confronted by the fact that even in 2012, with same-sex marriage legal in many jurisdictions and gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military, LGBT people are still so starved for role models and friendly archetypes in mainstream Hollywood movies. On the other hand, Markovitz sneakily suggests — without ever coming out and saying so — that Disney/Pixar snuck their maybe-lesbian princess into the marketplace of ideas on Pride weekend as a sort of secret signal to the gay community.

Today, crowds will line the streets of cities like New York and San Francisco for parades that mark the high point of LGBT Pride Month. At the same time, legions of kids will swarm into theaters to watch Pixar’s “Brave,” the animated story of a young Scottish princess named Merida who goes to extreme lengths to avoid having to marry one of the three noblemen that her parents have chosen for her. The two events don’t seem to have much in common at first glance.

Or do they?! Hmm? As pop-culture conspiracy theories go, I give this one about a B-plus. It isn’t true, but it has its merits. Disney has long been known as a gay-friendly oasis in corporate America (although these days every other Hollywood studio, and many other large corporations, can match the Mouse on that front). Pixar, now a Disney subdivision, is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a reputation (possibly exaggerated) for encoding liberal social values and a smidgen of adult-oriented intellectual humor into its films. Add all that background, and a release date that coincided with the biggest Gay Pride parades in the country, to a rebellious redhead who handles a bow and arrow better than any boy, and you get — well, you get the shifting ideal of girlhood circa 2012, that’s what you get.

I don’t believe that “Brave” co-directors Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell, or the Pixar team, had any intention of creating a lesbian-coded heroine. Instead they created an autonomous, independent-minded and indeed pre-sexual or nonsexual character, whose principal relationship is with her mother. (Although Merida appears to be a teenager, the intended audience for the film is much younger.) But pop culture is a fluid marketplace, and if Merida’s challenge to the traditional mode of femininity strikes a chord with viewers who’ve been fighting that fight their entire lives, then all you can say is more power to them, and there isn’t a theater proprietor in the country who’s likely to refuse them tickets. No one at Pixar will be dumb enough to say anything about this at all, most likely, except perhaps “Oh, gosh!” and “We welcome all points of view!”

There’s a germ of something here, to be sure, even if it’s completely unintentional. Merida strikes me as a younger-sister forerunner of Katniss Everdeen, the adolescent archer played by Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games.” If anything, Katniss seems a more consciously lesbian-coded character than Merida (at least in her original form in Suzanne Collins’ novels), with the crucial difference that she’s not available as an LGBT icon because she’s officially heterosexual. Who decided that bow-and-arrow proficiency was the standard for awesome girlness? I guess that was the Greeks, a few thousand years back, who used much the same cover story for Artemis, goddess of the hunt and a glaringly obvious precursor of both these characters. She was supposed to be straight too, although she was a virgin constantly surrounded by female attendants and known for killing guys who came after her. The only man she ever loved was Orion, her fellow hunter, whom she killed by accident (whoops!) and hung in the sky, where we can see him on summer nights when we’re done arguing about the movies.

Wimbledon Women’s Second Round. Fifth Ranked Samantha Stosur Upset By Dutch Woman Arantxa Rus 6-2 0-6 6-4!!

Once again, Australian tennis star Samantha Stosur is unable to rise to the occasion she loses in the second round of Wimbledon to Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands.

Rus defeated Stosur 6-2 0-6 6-4 and she played fearless tennis.  Rus was smart, she attacked Stosur’s weak backhand and she just broke it down.  Stosur hit numerous backhands into the net or long.

Tennis experts and fans have wondered why does Stosur do so poorly at Wimbledon?

Sam has only reached the third round of Wimbledon once in her entire career. Stosur has a huge first serve, excellent second serve, and a big forehand. Stosur also volleys very well but her backhand is weak and her mind is fragile.

A few weeks ago, Stosur lost in the French Open semifinals in a shocking upset to Italian woman Sara Errani. Today, Stosur seemed uncertain on the court she lacked composure and I think she needs to see a sports psychologist. I also believe Stosur needs to develop a better two handed backhand. Stosur’s one handed backhand is excellent she is able to slice and keep the ball low. Why didn’t Stosur use the one handed backhand on the slick grass court?

It looks like the expectations of being a grand slam champion have gotten to Stosur. Stosur won’t admit it, but her poor performances at the Australian Open and Wimbledon championships indicate she doesn’t like being the favourite. The reason Sam won the US Open over Serena Williams last year is nobody expected her to win. Stosur has a terrible record in WTA finals she’s 3-11 in her career.

Stosur has so much potential and a lot of talent but she just fails to play her best tennis when she needs to. It is so sad to see such a talented player end up being just a one slam wonder like Gabriela Sabatini  and Jana Novotna.

Jet Magazine Interview: Actress Gabrielle Union Breaks Her Silence About NBA Star Dwayne Wade Crazy Ex Wife!!!

Think Like A Man star Gabrielle Union is revealing for the first time her relationship with her boyfriend Dwyane Wade‘s ex-wife Siohvaughn…and why Gabby herself chose to keep quiet about those homewrecker rumors (but still fought the court battles against Sioh privately).

We’ve got the first glimpse into Gabby’s upcoming JET magazine cover story about Sioh’s lawsuits and Gabby’s current relationship with her…

In the upcoming April 16th edition of JET Magazine, Ms. Union maintains that she’s still every bit the girl next door she used to be.  Despite the messy divorce her Miami Heat star boyfriend, Dwyane Wade, just tackled…with Gabby getting dragged into the mix as well.  Siohvaughn sued Gabby for being an alleged homewrecker and for allegedly being detrimental to Dwyane & Sioh’s 2 sons’ well being.  Sioh claimed that around the boys, Gabby allegedly used foul language and dressed inappropriately.

Gabby reveals for the first time, in a story title “Crazy Messy Love,” that she didn’t rebut the homewrecking rumors and lawsuit for the sake of the kids.  And that she could related to Siovaughn’s crazy antics since Gabby was “that” girl who attacked her own ex-husband’s new girlfriend as well.

On why she didn’t publicly defend her reputation against rumors she cheated with Dwyane while he was married

“The kids.  For the people that hire me, it’s a non issue.  But at the end of the day, Dwyane’s kids are going to be the ones who really suffer.  They’re 10 and 4 and a half.  They’re old enough to understand the mean things that strangers can say.”

On feeling bullied by her fans who believed she was “the other woman”

“I think people mistook me taking the high road as an admission of guilt.  Dwyane and I made a decision very early to not react to the negativity.  And I kept feeling like the truth would come out.  The problem is, when it did, nobody cared.  What I discovered on social media is that people don’t read the entire story.”

On handling Siohvaughn’s lawsuits alleging Gabby as a homewrecker and detrimental to her kids

“I fought it.  My life is just too easy to track.  So, we were submitting plenty of proof for the times she said I was in Miami.  So, it was like, obviously you’re not telling the truth.  And then the courts dismissed the case.

On her current relationship with Siovaughn

“I’ve never had one.  I wasn’t involved then-because I wasn’t involved with their marriage–and I don’t have one now.”

On contemplating breaking up with Dwyane because of the divorce turmoil

I did a lot of talking with girlfriends and sorting through my feelings about the madness.  This kind of love is a gift.  It’s so consistent.  There’s no way that I would trade it for people who refuse to simply acknowledge the truth.

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