This Christmas season, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are embracing the spirit of family and togetherness. The basketball icon and the acclaimed actress have been sharing heartwarming glimpses of their festive celebrations, underscoring the importance of family bonds and inclusivity.
A Festive Family Affair
The couple's Christmas festivities included their daughters, Zaya, 16, whom Wade shares with ex-wife Siovaughn Funches, and their daughter Kaavia James, 5. The family's holiday cheer was evident in the carousel of photos Union posted on social media, featuring the family in matching Christmas pajamas.
A highlight was a video of Kaavia singing in front of the Christmas tree, capturing a candid and joyous moment.
Union captioned her post, "This year we asked for the gift of family, and we were more than blessed. Wishing you and yours blessings upon blessings.
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Championing Love and Understanding
Wade, who is also dad to Zaire, 21, with Funches, and Xavier, 10, with Aja Metoyer, has been vocal about the importance of providing a safe and accepting environment for his children, especially for Zaya, who came out as transgender in 2020.
In November, he highlighted the significance of making Zaya feel secure and confident in confiding in him.
“I don’t want to just be one of those people who’s just been given to Zaya and she doesn’t feel open and confident in me,” he said.The couple's approach to family life was also evident in their "Wade Thanksgiving" party earlier this fall, where they celebrated the holiday with their daughters and other family members. The celebration, documented in photos on Instagram, underscored their commitment to family and gratitude.
“I want to show her what unconditional love looks like so she can use me as this sounding board through life”. This sentiment not only speaks to Wade's personal commitment as a father but also serves as a powerful message on the importance of unconditional love and support within families, particularly for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Union's post, "Thankful for the ones we hold close ?," along with Wade's comment, "My favorite day of the year," encapsulates the couple's ethos of cherishing family moments and fostering an environment of love and acceptance.