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Throughout all the talk about Gabrielle Union breaking up Dwayne Wade’s marriage and being a homewrecker, she’s remained silent and never addressed the allegations, until now. This week she covers JET magazine and when she was asked why she never defended her reputation she said, “The kids.”

“For the people that hire me, it’s a non issue,” she added. “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.”

But how does she feel about the mean things her fans and other women say about her?

“I think people mistook me taking the high road as an admission of guilt,” she told the magazine. “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.”

There have been tons of stories about Gaby, especially around the time D. Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn filed a lawsuit saying her relationship with her husband was causing their kids emotional distress. That’s one thing Gaby did decide to take on.

“I fought it,” she said. “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.”

As perfect as things seem between the couple now, Gabrielle did say she had to rely on people close to her to get through the difficulties in the beginning of the relationship.

“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.”

And how’s her relationship with Siohvaughn now?

“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.”

Well, I think she set the record straight on everything we were wondering. What do you think about Gabrielle Union’s interview?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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