Actress Gabrielle Union used her marriage break-up to get in shape. Rather than feeling sorry for herself after splitting from Chris Howard in 2005, the Perfect Holiday star poured her grief into a hardcore fitness regimen.
She explains, "After I got separated from my husband, I got a trainer, got a meal delivery service and went back to church. I felt like I needed some direction. "I just tried to stay positive. Instead of going to (fast food restaurant) Fatburger and hitting happy hour, I tried to run on the treadmill, hike, take my dogs out." And when she hit post-marriage lows, she turned to pals Sanaa Lathan and Essence Atkins. She adds, "I have a great group of friends who get me through everything.
"I went through a divorce and it was speculated on in those blogs, everywhere. It's definitely hurtful. "Sometimes there are those days where I don't want to leave the house because I don't want to be shredded in those articles... so I call my friends and they talk me off the ledge, as we are fond of saying."
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In Related News: The Perfect Holiday grossed $3 million this weekend at the Box Office, it was a National Release in over 1500 movie theatres.
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