Gabrielle Union’s daughter, Kaavia, 2, has a $3,790 worth Valentino handbag which has generated criticism from the actress followers online after she shared a video of the toddler happily opening the box … “her first Valentino purse.”
However, Gabrielle Sunday made effort to correct the impression… saying the designer bag was a gift from the brand.
“Not her sleeping with her purse,” Gabrielle captioned the lovely video, which also revealed Kaavia cuddling with the tiny carryall and saying she “wants to keep it on.”
A lot of the actress’ fans celebrated with her, while some others antagonized.
One user of the app commented, “That purse could have come from Target and she would have reacted the same way.”
While another person wrote, “Meanwhile I’m just tryna figure out rent and groceries.”
While in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on the Billboard Music Awards 2021 red carpet, Gabrielle addressed the issue, explaining that the luxury label was kind enough to send them mommy-and-daughter matching bags.
“So for everyone who thought I bought my child a $3,000-plus bag when she can’t poop in the potty on her own — um, no,” Gabrielle said while adding that the young fashionista has in fact been literally sleeping with it.
This is far from being the first time the mother-and-daughter are matching designs as they twinned on the beach in neon swimsuits over the winter.
The actress also said she seeks her daughter’s opinion when dressing up for red carpet events, saying Kaavia suggested her plunging white Prada dress for Sunday’s BBMAs her seal of approval.
“She was like, white dress. And I was like, ‘Good?’ And she was like, ‘You look pretty, Mommy,’” Gabrielle said.