Gabrielle Union posed nude and got vulnerable about her feelings in a new Instagram.
“Naked & Unafraid. The Rebirth Will Be GLORIOUS 🖤,” she wrote.
The actress admitted that she’s “struggled mightily” lately, and thanked her community for ongoing support.
When you’re going through difficult times, it can be liberating to let go and bare it all, which is exactly what Gabrielle Union did in a recent Instagram post. The actress, 49, posed nude in a salon chair—her knees pulled up to her chest—writing an emotional caption about how she’s felt lately.
“Naked & Unafraid. The Rebirth Will Be GLORIOUS 🖤,” she wrote, going on to thank friend Lauren London for a heartfelt conversation. “P.S. Thank you @laurenlondon you showed up like the angel you are and dropped some knowledge & love on me that has changed the course of my life,” she added.
The Bring It On star continued, thanking her broader community—on and offline—for their support. “P.S.S. THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to pour into me these last few months as I’ve struggled mightily. THANK YOU!!!!!” she wrote.
Union’s followers flooded her comments section with love and of course, compliments, because that picture? Gorgeous.
“You are a light. Thank you Gab 👑,” one person commented. “Never letting you do it on your own. We got you. Then, now and always ♥️♥️♥️,” another added. “Ok maybe I should do your work out 😂you look incredible and you are a goddess quuuuueeeennnn!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥,” someone else wrote.
It’s not totally clear what Union is going through—those matters are rightfully kept private. However, she did recently post about the trials of “reliving trauma for art.” On July 15, she shared a video of her helping daughter Kaavia learn how to ride a bike, standing behind the toddler, chanting: “Go! Go! Forward! Forward!” She used it as a funny analogy for herself in therapy.
“These last few months working have been one long ass trigger for me,” she captioned the post. “Reliving trauma for art sake takes a massive toll, but it’s the expectation of being all things to all people simultaneously is what brings me to my knees. I know I’m not alone. You are not alone. We can be here for each other. Cheers to those of us who struggle to keep pedaling everyday when the waves of anguish wash over us. Cheers to staying on the bike, training wheels and all. Love and light good people. We are stronger together.”
According to IMDb, Union has quite a few projects in the works: feature film The Perfect Find, the story of a 40-year-old woman navigating a high-risk romance, the animated Disney movie Strange World about a family of explorers, and The Inspection, a film about a young, gay Black man who joins the Marines in attempt to succeed in a system that wants to cast him aside.
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