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1/5/2012 8:36am EST

Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union and her basketball star boyfriend Dwyane Wade are in no rush to wed, because their failed first marriages hit them "hard".

The Bad Boys II beauty wed football star Chris Howard in 2001 but their romance ended in divorce five years later.

Union has been in a relationship with Wade, who has two children by his first wife, since 2009, but the sports star insists they have no plans to exchange vows.

He tells Essence magazine, "We're not rushing it. Both of us have been married before, and we understand that if we choose to marry again, we want it to be right. We both took failing at marriage hard."

"The next time it's gotta be forever."

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