gabrielle-union*Gabrielle Union is her own woman who worked hard for her success.

In her eyes, it makes perfect sense to protect what she has, which is the reason behind why she and her husband Dwyane Wade signed a prenuptial agreement when they tied the knot in August 2014.

“For women in Hollywood, when they’re coupling, everything is about the brand,” the actress told Yahoo Style regarding the importance of a prenup. “Everything is about latching on to a rising star, so you can kick your heels up. That’s never been my story, ever. I make sure to let people know all of the hard work that’s gone into my career. I want people to know the work that it took to get through UCLA, that I had student loans and worked. I was eating Top Ramen and lived well below my means. Now that it’s time to get married to a man who happens to play basketball and has done well for himself, I want to make it clear that I have in no way hitched my wagon to his star. I have my own wagon and star.”

Union’s comments come as she enjoys the success of her hit show “Being Mary Jane.” For those likening her show to Kerry Washington’s “Scandal,” Union urges folks not to go there, as the comparison is something that bothers her.

“What bugs me is that they’re making the comparison because they’re both shows that star black women. It’s such apples and oranges. It’s like comparing ‘True Detective’ and ‘Law & Order’ — you would never do that,” Union said. “What it says is we need so much more diversity in TV. We need shows starring women of color or women of a certain age or women who aren’t a size 2. If that happens, the world isn’t going to end.”