Gabrielle Union heading to Miami to discuss new memoir

In her new memoir, “We’re Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True,” Gabrielle Union talks about her struggles to have a baby with husband and former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade.

“I have had eight or nine miscarriages. I never wanted children before Dwyane,’’ she writes in the book, which had some excerpts featured recently in People magazine.

Union, who was spotted at Miami Heat games supporting Wade, also shares her love of being a stepmom to his two sons, Zaire, 15, and Zion, 10. and nephew Dahveon Morris, 16. (Wade has another son, Xavier, 3, who lives with his mother, according to the magazine.)

“After D got custody of the three children we raise, I was bursting with joy at every milestone — every basket scored and tough homework assignment completed. I was fulfilled raising children, a joy I never saw coming. Wanting to have babies with Dwyane was a natural desire built on that joy,’’ Union writes in the excerpt.

The 44-year-old star of BET drama series “Being Mary Jane” details her highs and lows with fertility treatments.

“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. I have endured eight failed IVF cycles, with my body constantly full of hormones, and yes, I am constantly bloated from these hormones.”

Union’s memoir ($26.99, Dey Street Books)will be published Oct. 17.

She’s going to talk about the book 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., in Coral Gables. The event, which requires the purchase of the book, will be a conversation between Union and South Florida writer Isis Miller.

For more information, call 305-442-4408 or go to BooksAndBooks.com.

Copyright © 2017, South Florida