“Got Me Emotional AF”: Weeks After His Powerful Public Message, Dwayne Wade Shares a Wholesome Moment With Daughter Zaya Leaving Fans Teary-Eyed

Published 03/09/2023, 7:10 AM EST

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Recently, the daughter of the Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade made headlines at the Paris Fashion Week. Zaya Wade was spotted walking the ramp at the ‘Miu Miu Fashion Week’ in Paris. Both Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union were in attendance to hype their daughter up and support her through her endeavors. But what caught the fans’ attention was the unconditional fatherly love of Wade towards his daughter.

Dwayne Wade’s 15-year-old trans daughter was one of the models at the Miu Miu Fashion week. The young model boasted absolute confidence and did not flinch even with her parents in the front row.

Dwyane Wade shared an emotional moment with Zaya


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The Miami Heat legend was seen embracing his daughter as the two shared a heartfelt moment with each other. And Wade’s emotions could be clearly seen as that of a proud father.


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The video was uploaded by a female-centric platform named ‘Hypebae.’ Wade retweeted the video of the father and daughter sharing a heartfelt moment. He captioned the video, “We love in private the same way we do in public!”

He even posted a video of himself along with his wife Gabrielle Union as they were sitting in attendance for their daughter.


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And fans could not get enough of it. One fan tweeted, “Nah this lil clip got me emotional af. Dwayne is such a supportive and loving father, this sh*t brings so much joy to my heart.”

While another fan commented, “I love how he’s a proud daddy & so accepting of his child’s choice. Congrats Ms Zaya keep slaying beautiful.”

Here are a few more reactions from fans on Twitter.

Not only were fans appreciative of how happy and confident Zaya looked. Many pointed out how great Wade and Union are at parenting.

Zaya Wade making a name for herself

Zaya Wade was recently in the headlines as she was featured in a campaign for Puma. She was seen posing alongside names like Iris Apatow, Angus Cloud, and Caleb McLaughlin to name a few.

Zaya also shared her favorite moments on her official Instagram page as well. She captioned the shared pictures, “Loved shooting the #ForeverClassic campaign with PUMA.”


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Both the parents were really proud of her progress and the direction she had chosen to take her life in. They were also extremely proud of Zaya’s homecoming as she dressed up and they took to Instagram to hype their daughter up.


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Let’s see what else is in store for the young Wade as she continues to make a name for herself.


Written by:

Abhishek Dhariwal


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Abhishek Dhariwal is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He earned his bachelor's degree in English Honors from St. Xavier's College and his master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from AAFT School of Mass Communication and Journalism.
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Gideon Mathson