Dwyane Wade couldn’t help but praise his wife after she opening up about her fertility struggle.
“My wife is one strong individual!!!” Wade tweeted on Wednesday.
The same day, Union clapped back at criticism from an unknown source or sources, tweeting, “If I worried about dumbass comments from dumbasses I wouldn’t get a damn thing done. So, stay miserable & move out the way. I’m very busy.”
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My wife is one strong individual!!!— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 5, 2017
If I worried about dumbass comments from dumbasses I wouldn't get a damn thing done. So, stay miserable & move out the way. I'm very busy ????— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) October 4, 2017
The Being Mary Jane star, 44, opens up about her struggles with infertility in her new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine — excerpted exclusively in the new issue of PEOPLE.
“I have had eight or nine miscarriages,” Union writes in the book. “For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.”
But even after enduring three years of failed IVF cycles and being constantly bloated from the hormones, Union writes that she and Wade “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.”
The couple married in August 2014, and she quickly got the hang of raising three boys: Wade’s nephew Dahveon Morris, 16, and sons from a previous marriage: Zion, 10, and Zaire, 15 (Wade’s third son Xavier, 3 — who was conceived with another woman while Wade and Union were broken up — lives with his mother).
“I never wanted kids,” Union told PEOPLE for this week’s issue. “Then I became a stepmom, and there was no place I’d rather be than with them.”
“For so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want kids?’ ” she added. “A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier than being honest about whatever is actually going on.”
“People mean so well, but they have no idea the harm or frustration it can cause,” Union explained.
For more on Gabrielle Union’s infertility struggles, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.