Sexy DELIVER US FROM EVA star Gabrielle Union instantly knew she'd met her future husband when she spotted his sneakily concealed SCRABBLE board.

The 29-year-old actress, who appears alongside Will Smith and MARTIN LAWRENCE in the new box office hit Bad Boys 2, admits that when she first met former American football player CHRIS HOWARD at a Jacksonville, Florida, bowling party she was unimpressed.

She says, "He's a big running back and he had tattoos and the bling-bling and a motorcycle; I wasn't really into all that. And also he had a sweater vest!

"I went by his apartment and I noticed he had Scrabble and when I saw the Scrabble, I was like, 'This is my husband.'"

22/07/2003 09:09