Gabrielle Union Covers EBONY Magazine, Discusses True Love and Self-Esteem

Wrapped in a cream colored knit sweater, actress Gabrielle Union poses for the cover ofEbony magazine’s October 2012 issue. Within the pages, she discusses self-esteem and even addresses her younger, less confident self.

Touching on the topics of true love, healthy relationships, complexion issues and learning from her mistakes, Union pens a powerful message that young girls today can connect with.”Your deep mahogany skin may not resemble that of the others in your family, but it’s just as gorgeous and you’re just as worthy,” she writes. “One day you’ll appreciate how much your brown skin shines in the moonlight, glistens in the sun and ages ever so slowly.”

At a gorgeous 40 years old, the Being Mary Jane star assures the younger version of herself that will find real love. “Don’t let other people’s needs, wants, desires, fantasies, hopes or dreams dictate your choices and decisions,” she urges. “Never worry about love…real love will find you…an incredible love with an incredible man…there is a beautiful rainbow at the end of your storm.…”

Dwyane Wade should certainly be smiling!

Be sure to pick up the issue which hits newsstands on September 10.