Gabrielle Union’s daughter smells like “heaven”.
The 46-year-old actress and her husband Dwayne Wade revealed they had undergone a secret surrogacy as they announced the arrival of their “miracle baby” daughter on November 7, and the new mother has said she’s on cloud nine as she starts life as a mother of one.
Taking to Instagram to post a picture of herself placing a kiss on her daughter’s head, Gabrielle wrote: “this baby smell though?! Heaven ”
The cute post comes after the ‘Being Mary Jane’ star had previously posted on her Instagram Story – which stays live on the site for 24 hours – that she hasn’t “showered or slept” in days since welcoming her baby girl.
She wrote: “So perhaps I haven’t showered or brushed my teeth or slept. But I’m in heaven. I stink but I’m happy.”
Gabrielle revealed the news of her tot’s birth on Twitter last week in a note that read:
A LOVELY DAY ↓❤️ ↓ pic.twitter.com/uzLKdGbzbD
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) November 8, 2018
Basketball star Dwayne – who already has Zaire, 16, Zion, 11, and Xavier, four, from previous relationships – posted the same message in a tweet on his own account, alongside the same pictures.
The couple’s baby joy came after Gabrielle revealed she suffers from adenomyosis – a form of endometriosis which only occurs in the uterus – which has left her infertile and caused her to experience several miscarriages.
She said: “Towards the end of my fertility journey I finally got some answers. Everyone said ‘You’re a career woman, you’ve prioritised your career, you waited too long and now you’re just too old to have a kid – and that’s on you for wanting a career.’ The reality is I actually have adenomyosis.”
Adenomyosis causes the uterus to become enlarged, and sufferers may also be plagued with heavy and painful periods and chronic pelvic pain.
The only cure for the condition is to undergo a hysterectomy, in which the uterus is removed.