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Gabrielle Union is not afraid to take risks.
The 48-year-old actress shared a video of herself dancing on a windowsill in nothing but black shapewear. She used the caption to talk about the importance of letting go.
"Giving strong dancing cricket vibes but when folks ask what it feels like to be so publicly vulnerable… This right here. Seriously though, if you have ever felt like you might literally die from humiliation, being vulnerable can be a challenge but lemme tell youuuuuuu, it’s actually FREEDOM. Peace & joy can live side by side with vulnerability," she wrote.
Celebrity friends and fans flooded the comments with words of encouragement and a bit of humor.
"Not dancing cricket babyyyyyy you are blessing the people AND getting YOUR healing," Niecey Nash said.
"You are a joyous miracle of being and truth!!!!!!!" Kerry Washington wrote.
"LOVE this!!!!" Viola Davis added.
"Vulnerability is so sexy!" a fan said.
"I see why you never age, you are so young and free at heart...." a commenter added.
This post comes following the release of her latest book You Got Anything Stronger, which was published on Sept. 14. In it, she opens up about her relationship with husband Dwyane Wade and her struggles with infertility due to adenomyosis. In one section, she talked about the devastation she felt following the news that Wade fathered a child with someone else while they had taken a break.
"The experience of Dwyane having a baby so easily — while I was unable to — left my soul not just broken into pieces, but shattered into fine dust scattering in the wind," she reflected. "We gathered what we could to slowly remake me into something new. There was no way to disguise where I'd been glued back together."
Regarding surrogacy — Wade and Union share daughter Kaavia James, 2 — Union went on to admit, "So much of what made the decision so difficult was that if I didn't submit to a surrogacy, then I was convinced I needed to let Dwyane go," she wrote. "Even if he didn't want to, I had to let him find someone who could give him what he wanted. But I loved him."
She added that the trials of their relationship helped change them for the better.
"He wouldn't have become the man he desperately wanted to be, and I would not become the woman I dreamed of being," Union said.