Gabrielle Union’s Entire AGT Controversy and Bio

NBC’s talent competition show “America’s Got Talent” is one of the most-watched shows in the television. After one season as AGT judges, Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough were cut from the show, with many disturbing stories surfacing about the toxic culture that was the cause of their departure.

Union even announced through social media that she wouldn’t return for the next season. Here’s all that has so far been clear about the entire controversy of Gabrielle Union’s AGT exit.

Who is Gabrielle Union?

Gabrielle Union is an actress, activist, and author. She is famous for her roles in “Being Mary Jane,” and “Bring It On.” Gabrielle was born as Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska. The actress is 47 years old now.

Image of American actress, Gabirelle Union

American actress, Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle made her acting debut in a 1993 episode of ‘Family Matters’ titled ‘Scene from the Mall.’ She got her big break in the 2000 movie ‘Bring It On’ and portrayed the character of  Isis.

Why did Gabrielle Union Exit from America’s Got Talent?

NBC network reported about the toxic workplace culture that allegedly led to Gabrielle Union dismissal from the show. She later took to Twitter and confirmed on social media that she had a lengthy five-hour productive meeting on 3 December 2019 with the network and AGT bosses.

At the time, she was able to gain, express unfiltered truth. Gabrielle added that she led with transparency and my desire and hope for real change.

Image of Gabirelle Union had a lengthy five-hour productive meeting on 3 December 2019 with the network and AGT

Gabrielle Union had a lengthy five-hour productive meeting on 3 December 2019 with the network and AGT

During the show, Hough and Union both were excessively subjected based on their physical appearance. According to Variety, Union was allegedly told that her ever-changing hairstyle is too black for the show and audience. Further, Gabrielle received this complaint many times.

On the other hand, Julianne reportedly was judged for her makeup, hair, and wardrobe. Also, Gabrielle complained that Simon smokes indoors. Union said that she is allergic to cigarette smoke.

Her husband, Dwyane, also spoke up about his wife’s exit from America’s Got Talent. He took to Twitter and wrote why his wife was fired. He wrote:


Back in 2017, the former host Nick Cannon resigned from the show. Canon told the actual reason that producers were upset by the joke he made during the show

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade Married Life

The former AGT judge Union and NBA player Wade has been married for five years and also parents of a daughter. After dating for years, the couple got hitched on August 30, 2014, in Miami, Florida.

Image of Gabrielle and husband, Dywane Wade

Gabrielle and husband, Dywane Wade

Union and Wade flew to France to celebrate their fifth anniversary. The duo posted numerous photos and videos dancing on each social media. Union shared a throwback wedding video on August 30, 2019, and captioned, “Happy 5th Anniversary @dwyanewade.”

The actress and former NBA superstar first met in 2007  at a sponsored Super Bowl party. At the time, Dwayne was married to Siohvaughn Funches. Eventually, they started dating 2009 and made their red carpet debut in July 2010.

In 2013, the duo got engaged and announced their engagement via Instagram. Reportedly, the diamond ring cost $1 million.

Before Wade, she was married to NFL player Chris Howard who she met at a party in 1999. Gabrielle ad Chris married on May 5, 2001, and separated in October 2005. The divorce became finalized in the year 2006.

Gabrielle Union’s Children with Husband

Union is the mother of four children, including Wade’s kids, Zaire, Zion Xavier, and nephew Dahveon. Gabrielle and Wade were blessed with a daughter born via surrogate on November 7, 2018, and they named their daughter Kaavia. Before the birth of their daughter, she has struggled with eight or nine miscarriages.

Image of Gabrielle with her husband Dwyane and with their kids

Gabrielle with her husband Dwyane and with their kids

In January 2019, Union, Wade, and their kids dressed up in the vein characters from the 80s and 90s crime drama, Miami Vice, and also posed for a family photograph. According to People, Gabrielle spent time with her family and also shared a sweet family photo, posing in front of a lit tree after she fired from AGT.

How does Gabrielle Union Make Money?

The former AGT judge Gabrielle Union makes a hefty worth through various sources. The actress’s primary source of income comes from her acting career. As of now, Gabrielle Union’s net worth is $20 million.

Throughout her career, she starred in numerous movies and televisions. Her work credential includes Breaking In, Think Like a Man Too, Daddy’s Little Girls, Being Mary Jane, The Lion Gaurd, Ugly Betty, and more.

In addition to acting, Gabrielle makes extra wealth as a producer. Her production credits include Almost Christmas and With This Ring. Further, the actress earns money from her hairline called “Flawless” that launched in 2017.

Gabrielle Union Net Worth, Married, AGT Controversy & Exit

Name Gabrielle Monique Union
Date of Birth
October 29, 1972 
Place Omaha, Nebraska
Age 47 years old
Profession Actress, Activist, Author
Net Worth $20 million
Marital Status married
Spouse Dwyane Wade
Ex-Husband Chris Howard
Children 1

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