Dwyane Wade Recalls Telling Gabrielle Union About Child He Fathered With Another Woman https://t.co/0nF6kzNPH6— E! News (@enews) February 15, 2020
In a new ESPN documentary, D. Wade: Life Unexpected, Dwyane Wade is opening up about how he told then girlfriend, Gabrielle Union, that he had fathered a child with someone else back in 2013.
"I had a child with someone else and I had to tell her. Hardest thing I’ve ever had to do is man up and tell Gabrielle Union that I’ve had a child with somebody else," he told ESPN. "I couldn’t sleep. I wasn’t eating."
"When you hold something in that you know is going to come out and you have this information and you know it’s gonna fuck somebody’s life up, that you care about, that you love, if it don’t hurt you, then you’re not human," Wade added.
He also said that the couple went through something that "you never want to go through" and they still came out of it.
Dwyane and Gabrielle began dating in 2008 and the couple "took a break" from their relationship sometime in 2013. During that break, he fathered a child, Xaiver, with Basketball Wives star Aja Metoyerin. At the time, Wade was also the father to Zaire, Zaya, and guardian to his nephew Dahveon.
Gabrielle and Dwyane reconciled and he proposed to her in late 2013. In the documentary, Wade added that his children always loved Union and helped him with his proposal to her. The couple was married in 2014. The couple welcomed daughter Kaavia James, in late 2018, via surrogate.
The documentary is said to be 10 years in the making, and it will span Wade's childhood, family, his relationship with Gabrielle, and his career in the NBA. D. Wade: Life Unexpected, premieres on ESPN on Sunday, February 23 at 9 p.m. ET.