Dwyane Wade Talks About His Child Coming Out As Transgender


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NBA star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union have built a blended family rooted in love. Their inner circle includes their daughter Kaavia, born via surrogate in 2018, his nephew, and Wade’s children from previous relationships, including Wade’s 12-year-old child, who has come out as transgender.

In a February 2020 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Wade explained that his child, originally named Zion, now wants to be known as Zaya. The NBA player explained that the preteen initiated a conversation with her parents. Wade recounted that she’d said:

“Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward I’m ready to live my truth. I want to be referenced as ‘she’ and ‘her.’ I…

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