After ‘Unsafe’ Confession, Dwyane Wade and Wife Gabrielle Celebrate Daughter Zaya’s Milestone

Published 05/30/2023, 12:58 AM EDT

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Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union have emerged as an example of redefined parenthood in the American diaspora. The power couple has always voiced out several social issues and stood up for their children in every situation, especially for their daughter, Zaya. Notably, the couple embraced her sexual orientation with both hands. Meanwhile, the Wade family celebrated their daughter’s big day on Monday, weeks after opening up about a shocking family decision to the media. 

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Wade’s daughter came out as transgender in 2020 at the age of 12, along with her parents. Considering the stigma around the queer community, the couple sent a powerful message to the public by standing with Zaya. Since then, she has been making waves in the fashion industry, as she recently debuted as a runway model

Dwyane Wade and Gab Union celebrate their daughter’s big day

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Zaya Wade celebrated her 16th birthday on Monday alongside her parents. The power couple took to their social media and uploaded pictures from the big day along with some old photographs. Wade wrote, “6Teen,” on his Instagram caption and shared several pictures of Zaya. Moreover, one of the pictures had his daughter’s childhood picture with a Captain America costume. 

 

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Similarly, Gabrielle Union also shared several pictures of her daughter from her gallery. However, a particular video clip stood out of the lot. In the video, the couple cheered out loud in an empty corridor as Zaya imitated runway models.

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Moreover, these Instagram posts garnered a lot of reactions from fans as they showered their love in the comments section. 

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Interestingly, Wade left his 11,690 square-feet property for his daughter’s sake and recently spoke about the decision.

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Wade made a confession during the Met Gala

The 3x NBA Champion who has earned a reputation for his swagger outfits, stormed the 2023 Met Gala red carpet in style. However, while interacting with the press, Wade reasoned about the decision to leave Miami. He expressed his love for Miami and highlighted how “the laws and politics” of the land have become part of the narrative.

Citing Florida’s laws for LGBTQ+ community and the safety of his daughter Zaya, Wade made the decision to move his family to California. However, after moving to California, the Wade family has consistently advocated LGBTQ+ rights whenever they have received a platform. 

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How do you like the pictures shared by the couple on their daughter’s 16th birthday? Let us know in the comments below!

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, where he brings his passion for sports and entertainment journalism to life. With a Master's Degree in journalism from a reputed institute and years of experience in the industry, Shahul always strives to provide insightful and astute coverage of the NBA to the fans. Shahul's love for sports writing dates back to his college days.
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