Retired NBA legend Dwayne Wade has opened up about his relationship with wife of five years Gabrielle Union. The power couple, who parter up in virtually all aspects of life including business, parenting, and love, work very hard to keep up with their fast-paced lifestyle and stay on top.

According to Wade, “She is her own boss and has her own career, her own bank account and all that,” adding, “She has her own life and she allows me to live my life and be me, and she doesn't try to stop my growth or change who I am.” Although the two make parenting seem cool and effortless, they have a lot on their plate, raising children between the ages of 15 months to 18 years.

He also continued, “We both work very hard for our families and we love that about each other,” and that, “We love that we grind, we go for it, we work, but we still find time for our family and find time to spend time together and love each other.”

It hasn't always been easy, though. In Wade's new documentary, D.Wade: Life Unexpected, he opens up about the difficult times, like when got another woman pregnant while on a break from his relationship with Gabrielle Union. When the pair got back together in 2013, he knew he had to confess, stating, “The hardest thing I've ever had to do is man up and tell Gabrielle Union that I've had a child with somebody else,” continuing, “When you hold something in that you know is going to come out, and you have this information and you know it's gonna f*** somebody's life up that you care about, that you love, if it don't hurt you then you're not human.”

Later on, in November 2018, the couple had their first child together, named Kaavia James, who was born via surrogacy, and Union is stepmom to Wade's three other children.