Gabrielle Union and Dax Shepherd were on Armchair Expert and they got candid with their infidelities in their past marriage and it was explosive.
Gabriel claims that in her marriage with her first husband Chris Howard, she cheated because she thought she was compelled to do so. The controversial actress says because she was the breadwinner and Howard still had the guts to cheat, she felt the need to do it because to her “whoever has the most gets to do whatever the hell they want”.
So she cheated with different men to get validated that, she was worth more than she was getting from home. Dax Shepherd also shared similar experiences claiming that he cheated with women way above her league and when they refused to sleep with him or dumped him, he will demean them for stooping low in the first place. Shepherd added that he was in an open relationship with his spouse hence he was open to his many side chicks.
Gabrielle Union and Dax Shepard got real about past infidelities on the latest “Armchair Expert,” with Shepard declaring them “identical” in some of their past behaviors … and justifications.
Shepard admitted that he has a complicated relationship with his past behaviors because on the one hand, he has tremendous guilt and feels shame for cheating. At the same time, he admitted he was also glad he did it in some cases.
“Life’s short and it’s one trip here,” he shared. “It’s complicated for me. I’m glad I took some of the opportunities that came my way.”
Union shared a similar sentiment, admitting a little later in their relationship that she wished she had more guilt for her own infidelity, but instead thought of it as “just such a stupid relationship that should never have gotten out of the dating phase.”
“I definitely was not getting Wife of the Year Awards,” Union said of her first marriage. “I had some focus issues, you know.” She was married to NFL running back Chris Howard from 2001 to 2006.
“In our first marriage, neither one of us felt like the marriage should get in the way of our dating,” Union explained. For her at the time, it felt like a combination of trying to keep up with her husband’s behavior, and battling her own sense of entitlement
“I was like, Oh, that’s what you’re doing?” Union shared. In response, she’d hit back with, “You’re gonna feel this one.”
But it was more than just trying to hit him with the same behaviors he was displaying. Union admitted that she also felt “entitled” to cheat because she was paying the bills and working hard in life.
“I felt that that’s what comes, the spoils of riches,” she said. “Like my dad before me, whoever has the most gets to do whatever the hell they want, is what I thought.”
Shepard said that his relationship was a little different, describing it as a “nine year open relationship.” He felt that he was always honest with the other women he would sleep with, but that in a way he was using that as a tool sometimes to sidestep ethics.
In some cases, the women understood the score and were down, but in other situations, he said he could tell that the woman wasn’t really okay with everything. “My ethics know she’s going along because it’s all she can have but it’s probably really not that cool for me to do this,” he said.
Both of them admitted that they were using these men and women to fulfill something missing within themselves. Shepard said he would sleep with women out of his league, but then if they rejected him he’d disparage them for sleeping below their league with him.
Union admitted that she was “horny for validation and having certain kinds of guys like me and want me. That made me feel like I was worthy and good and valuable and deserving.”
According to Union, she is still working things out with his current husband Dwyane Wade to get an amazing marriage. Based on their social media actions, I could conclude they are having an outstanding marriage, we will be astonished if it turns out otherwise.