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Gabrielle Union Says Working Moms Shouldn’t Feel Any Guilt

Actress Gabrielle Union, 46, recently opened up to Us Weekly about "working mom guilt" and more specifically, why she doesn't have any and why you shouldn't either!

The "L.A.'s Finest" star and professional basketball player husband Dwayne Wade, 37, welcomed sweet baby daughter, Kaavia just 9 months ago via a surrogate. Having the chance to bring the little girl into the world was a miracle for the couple.

While Wade has three sons, Zaire, 17, Zion, 12 and Xavier, 5, from previous relationships, Union said that she and Wade suffered multiple miscarriages during their marriage and ultimately decided that a surrogate would be the best way to bring a child into their family. In Union's book, We're Going To Need More Wine, she writes about suffering through eight or nine miscarriages in total.

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"[She's] just amazing," Union told "Us Weekly." "I’m so glad that me and my husband and our family just kept trying and plugging away and hoping and praying. She’s all of our dreams come true."

Union rose to fame in 2000 with the hit cheerleading movie "Bring It On" but was steadily working in sitcoms for years before. As her career continues to soar now that she's a full-time mommy to adorable Kaavia, she insists that "mom guilt" is not in her vocabulary.

“I don’t have mom guilt, and I’ll tell you why,” Union told Us Weekly on August 13. “Being able to have the job that I love and the baby that I dreamed of [is great]. I’m a better mom because I’m able to go away and do what I love. Even if I failed miserably, I’m following my dreams. … I would be less of a mother if I didn’t set out every day to try to make my dreams come true and other people’s dreams come true. So I don’t have guilt.”

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Union went on to say that she grew up watching parental figures in her life set up iron-clad patterns for her to follow. She and her siblings all rooted for their working mom rather than wishing she was home. They encouraged her to get out there and make her dreams come true.

We are certain that Zaire, Zion, Xavier and Kaavia will all benefit from the strong example that Union is setting for them. "We’re all kind of rooting for each other," Union said.

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