By all accounts Gabrielle Reece has a pretty great life. She’s been married for 17 years to a hot surfer, has two adorable daughters, a great body, and a beautiful home in Hawaii, but is her life all that it seems? Gabby has got some serious flack over the last several months for comments that she made in her autobiography, My Foot is too Big For This Glass Slipper. Her outlook on marriage and the roles of each spouse have left many people wondering what has happened to the woman who formerly dominated the volleyball court.
Gabby sent shock waves through the world when she proclaimed in her book that she was submissive in her daily life with her husband. She stated that she questioned on a regular basis “How can I make their (her husband’s) life better?” She went on to say “I choose to serve my husband and family.” In her own words, Gabby pretty much admits that she puts her husband’s happiness well above her own. She also reports that she performs almost all the household duties as well as raising the kids and keeping track of everyone’s schedule including her husband. This has led to an abundance of criticism from men and women and has invited others to carefully judge her demeanor.
The consensus from most is that Gabby appears miserable in her daily life, but she constantly denies this. Furthermore, Gabby lost her place as a role model for women and children. Prior to writing her book, she gave off the appearance of being a strong and confident woman with an emphasis on staying healthy. All in all, a great role model for girls and women everywhere. Now, she is seen as woman with low self-esteem that will compromise her wishes to make certain her husband is happy. In other words, the epitome of what most people do not want their daughters to grow up to be. Oh, Gabby! Couldn’t you just stay quiet about your old-fashioned marriage? This is not what most people want to hear. They want to read about a partnership and supportiveness.
As a result, Gabby has been rather quiet in the last several months as she waits for this backlash to die down. There is no doubt that she has spent this time cleaning the house, chauffeuring the children, cooking her husband’s favorite meals, and making certain that he is content with his life. The one thing that she hasn’t been doing is playing the sport that thrust her into the media spotlight. It is next to impossible to find out when she last played in any type of tournament, whether competitively, for charity, or just for fun. Obviously, that would interfere with all her duties and ability to be submissive.