Wade, who retired from the National Basketball Association previous year after a 15-season career, appeared on Ellen Tuesday, where opened up about a key exchange with Zaya, his child from his marriage to Siohvaughn Funches. "I don't care what they think Z, you are my best friend and I love you kid".
"In his adoring message, Zaire went to talk with his followers he and Zaya" did everything together...we fought, we played, we laughed and we all cried. But all we ever did was leave us behind, "said Zaire". Zaire reassured his sibling, "I've informed you that I might lay my life all the way down to ensure you are ten toes down and pleased on this earth".
When Wade's child, who now goes by the name Zaya and uses she/her pronouns, approached her dad and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, about the change, they did three things that can serve as a simple but effective blueprint for the rest of us. It is our job as parents to listen to them, give them the best information we can and the best answer. "That doesn't change as a result of sexuality is concerned with it". I want to be referred to her and her, I would love to be called Zaya. I think that in the future I am ready to live my truth.
"Even when people are being mean, and when people are getting hurt because they're trying to be themselves and even through that you still want people to live their truth?" her father asks. "I'd love for you guys to call me Zaya'".
Dwayne is a father to four children, 18-year-old Zaire, 12-year-old Zaya, 6-year-old Xavier, and his daughter with Union, one-year-old Kaavia.
And it's clear Zaya has exclusively pure love and assist from each single member of her household.
'Hey, Zaya! We are all so proud of you, ' she said.
TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _ #DwyaneWade and #GabrielleUnion have been nice examples of oldsters which were embracing their kids for who they really are and exhibiting them love and help each privately and publicly. The teen is clearly extremely caring and protective of 12 years of age Zaya, particularly now that she's come out as transgender and requires all the support from her family versus bad individuals online. Even through hard times, you gotta push through, it's very worth it. "For those of you who don't understand it or don't like it - don't say anything". Zaya - thank you for being unconditionally you!