Recently, it was revealed that Gabby and fellow judge Julianne Hough were axed from the upcoming season 15.
Variety broke the story that there was more to the story than a simple casting change. The outlet reported the firings came after Gabby and Julianne complained to HR about a “toxic” work environment.
Gabrielle’s husband Dwyane Wade fired off a series of Tweets defending his wife and calling into question her firing.
He wrote, “Men lie, Women lie, numbers don’t” Over this past year I’ve been approached by many people saying that my wife @itsgabrielleu is the main reason they’ve started watching #AGT or that they love her insight and sincerity on the show.
Wade continued, “So when i got the news that my wife was being fired—my first question was obviously why!? Iam still waiting on a good answer to that question. But if anyone knows @itsgabrielleu or have heard of her you know she’s an advocate for our community and culture.”
“As proud as i were of her being selected as a judge on #AGT— Iam even more proud of her standing up for what she stands for and that’s US,” he added.
He ended, “So 🥂 to you @itsgabrielleu on not losing sight of the lessons we’ve talked about teaching our daughter and for kicking ass while you were on that platform. Number 1 judge on one of the biggest shows in the world‼️.”