The couple cozied up while bundled up as they posed on their V-Day cabin balcony with a beautiful wintry mountain scene as their backdrop. Union kept her look warm and simple, with a makeup-free face and cornrows while wearing a huge black puffer coat with a feather-trimmed hood. Wade went with a less layered look, opting for a gray sweatshirt and baseball cap.
Union, whose natural beauty is on full display in their vacation photos, has said it took a while for her to grow to fully love herself, because “when you’re so thoroughly surrounded by a Eurocentric standard of beauty, your relationship with yourself and your looks can be a really precarious road.”
“At the beginning of my career, when I was doing modeling gigs in Los Angeles, I wasn’t pushed to look any type of way. I had edited myself for so much of my life that they didn’t really need to do anything,” she shared this month in an op-ed for Elle.
“What I found was that they were not prepared if I didn’t come with my hair already done fresh from the salon. They wouldn’t have hair stylists who knew what to do with 4B hair,” she continued. “And most of the time the makeup artists wouldn’t have the right color foundation. It wasn’t until much later, when I was acting and doing photo shoots, where you could see Photoshop minimizing my butt or bringing in my weight.”
Union certainly hasn’t looked back since beginning her self-love journey and it has been paying off. “Something happened around my 40s where I just fell in love with myself. I emptied my basket of f—s. And that’s the attitude I hope to pass onto my daughters —shameless self-love.”
Fans had nothing but words of encouragement for the couple taking a little time away from their kids to enjoy each other for the holiday.
“Kaav chillin and netflixin at home. Glad the folks are gone. Kaav invited us all over to party. Lol!!!!!!”
“Beautiful couple. Your smiles agree with you!”
“I love the Wades and adore both of you too! Much continued success to you! ❤️”
“❤️Awww! get a room 😂”
“I just love seeing you two compliment each other as one. Strong black love in the flesh 🖤💋🖤💋🖤💋🖤💋🖤💋🖤💋”
Wade and Union tied the knot in 2014. The couple share one daughter together, Kaavia, and Wade has three older children from previous relationships, Zaya, 13, Zaire, 19, and Xavier, 7, in addition to raising his 19-year-old nephew, Dahveon Morris, in 2011.