Dwyane Wade, one of the most famous names in the NBA, has now become a celebrity which he has largely welcomed even if it has come with a downside, It was spotted on a series of internet reports recognizing him as the father of a child born to a woman other than his fiancée Gabrielle Union.
Wade addressed this situation prior to his match against the Nuggets, essentially confirming what had been widely written:
“I’m now in the public eye, so obviously, it’s a part of it, it comes with the territory,” he said. “But, you know, as I’ve always done my whole life, I will always try to focus on what’s most important to me and my family. And that’s being a great father.
I’ve always tried to show my importance in my kids’ lives, and it doesn’t change now. Me and my lady and my family have continued to move forward, and that’s evident by her accepting the ring and the proposal that I gave her.”
Union accepted his proposal on Dec. 21 in Miami, with Wade’s sons Zaire and Zion—born during his marriage to Siohvaughn Funches. Wade and Funches got divorced this summer after a very public breakup and custody battle.
He began dating Union in 2009, and it has not been a very steady relationship. It was not until September, onThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno, that he publicly revealed that he and Union had experienced and gotten through a rough patch.
“But yeah, in our time apart, in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life,” Wade said. “You know, having a son that’s born healthy. So, moving on.”
Wade spends time with his baby, whose name he preferred not to reveal for now.
“You know me, [I’m] involved with my kids’ lives,” Wade said. “When my kids lived at home with me, weren’t living at home with me, I tried to do everything I could to see them. Obviously, I got custody of them for different reasons, but nothing changes in my life. And, as I said, this is something that my family knows, and this is something that me and my fiance worked through when we got back together and understood that we wanted to continue our lives together, and continue supporting our family. And I’m going to do that. That’s what I’ve always done.”