In a world where nontraditional families are becoming the norm, there are still moments of backlash against parents who don't fit into the conventional mold of what a mom or dad looks like. Actress Gabrielle Union, who currently stars in Being Mary Jane, has experienced her fair share of it.
In a recent interview with InStyle, Union—who is a stepmom to three boys from her husband, Dwayne Wade—opened up about a negative comment she received on the trailer for her new film Breaking In, in which she plays a mother. "[When the trailer launched], I read one comment, the only negative comment, that was like 'Why did they pick her? She’s not a real mom.'" she says. "For all of us who have nontraditional families; for all of us who care for children that we did not birth, the nurturing and the care and the love will propel you to heights you didn’t think were possible."