Dwyane Wade’s Candid Talk About Supporting His 12-Year-Old's Gender Identity

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Dwyane Wade candidly chatted with Ellen about embracing his 12-year-old's gender identity, and how he and his wife Gabrielle Union made it a priority to educate themselves about the LGBTQ community to give Zaya the opportunity to be her best self. The NBA star also opened up about the passing of his friend Kobe Bryant.


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Feb 11, 2020




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Manik Kreator
Manik Kreator 4 days ago
I respect this man so much.
carla cody
carla cody 5 days ago
I love this... makes me reminded to step up the same way even higher than I already think I do... love this fam! My kid is an only child, would love Zaya to be my son's cousin, someone he can look up too; she's a leader.... Zaya is confident and strong and most of all loved... what more can a parent ask for... kudos ya'll!
To the people making all these hateful reaction videos to this, what is it that makes you so upset about how someone is living THEIR life? Are you that insecure in your image of yourself and how things should be according to you? All LOVE to d wade and the whole wade FAMILY ❤️ one love, one life
Over It
Over It 5 days ago
She she she she she she she she
Jbsayzwhat 6 days ago
I respect him for being a super suportive of what his child tells him
Chester Wilson Jr.
salute to Dwayne Wade 12 year old child for deciding to be their self I'm happy
Zakiya Wiltz
Zakiya Wiltz 6 days ago
So Amazing❤️❤️❤️❤️
Stephanie Castillo
He’s the best father hands on 🙌🏻
Angel Perez
Angel Perez 7 days ago
bro, no cap, that jacket is straight fire
cyro yoboy
cyro yoboy 8 days ago
It doesn't matter about the gender of your child is its still your child and you shouldn't be down that your child isn't what you thought it might be just know as long as your taking care of your child and there being happy you will be to idk wtf I just said all I'm tryna say is treat everyone the same way no matter there gender or anything and treat them with respect
Lehlohonolo Tsolo
Lehlohonolo Tsolo 10 days ago
seeni gzty
seeni gzty 10 days ago
Austin Rodriguez
Austin Rodriguez 11 days ago
Great dad seems like a smart guy not just hoops
Joy Blue
Joy Blue 12 days ago
You know when a man loves his woman or a woman loves her man, s/he never stops talking about him/her, even when the subject is not necessarily about him/her. Dwayne truly loves his wife
opzz xsin
opzz xsin 12 days ago
My only thought watching this was “Wow, he spoke so eloquently and with so much love”.
Daysha Moore
Daysha Moore 12 days ago
I'm am completely shook his love and support is unreal.
Gwen30 13 days ago
Thank goodness for you loving your child Dwyane!!! Miss you on the court man! God bless you and your family.
j m
j m 13 days ago
Growing up, Dwyane Wade was my hero. Today he has shown me why he’s still my hero.
Miaya 13 days ago
I love this 😍😍❤️❤️❤️
Hammer63 13 days ago
Everyone is forgetting that the number one job of a parent is to LOVE and CARE for your CHILD! End of story!
Wolvez Lionz
Wolvez Lionz 13 days ago
Marina Desiree
Marina Desiree 13 days ago
This is probably the most mature way I've seen this situation handled.. Absolutely beautiful parenting and human interaction!!
Pauline Bhalai
Pauline Bhalai 13 days ago
DWad3 was always my favorite player not because he was great but because of the respect he as for himself and others!
just me
just me 13 days ago
To see a black family support and love and understand and listen to her is beautiful and many black families need to take note and support their kids and not create a stigma around important social issues and need to watch how they talk about social issues around their kids because they never know what their children are going through
Lil Nip
Lil Nip 13 days ago
I don’t think I could support my child for being gay at that age smh I guess I don’t need to be having children anytime soon if I feel this way
Makeda Phillips
Makeda Phillips 13 days ago
This is so beautiful. Let me tell y'all a lot of black people have a lot of homophobia and transphobia because we've already been fighting so hard for our humanity in terms of race, so to add queerness on top of that seems impossible. But we must understand we don't have to be just like our oppressors to be successful. Thank you, Dwayne. You're doing so much good.
Ashleyjusto29 13 days ago
Keep Zaya safe and away from the internet for as long as you can 🙏🏼
Tiffany Zaman
Tiffany Zaman 13 days ago
amazing 😭
joan kearns
joan kearns 13 days ago
Good parents!
Naomie J
Naomie J 13 days ago
I’m surprised the comments are on.
Khalil Brim
Khalil Brim 13 days ago
Lots of people are mad because they didn’t have a dad like this
MANUEL ESTRADA 13 days ago
Great parent support!!! Respect!!!
AMERICA FIRST 13 days ago
Good for you Dwayne. Love your child no matter what.
Dream dean dream ‘
Holy shit just please do not give this kid estrogen or any other chemical if they want to be a girl that’s fine just don’t do anything too permanent
SZNS DJ 13 days ago
Idk who they r but so glad he supports her. 💘
Carmel Latte
Carmel Latte 13 days ago
Definition of a Classic Man. ✊🏾💪🏽🙌🏽
chosen elite76
chosen elite76 13 days ago
Is it ok for me to disagree?
Brady80 13 days ago
Wade youre an idiot this child is far too young to decide something like this. Most children who consider themselves trans at a young age (as low as 5-20 percent) just wind up being discovering that they were just gay. However, its typically not until AFTER "supportive" parents pay for them to drastically alter their bodies and take hormones and other irreversible changes that they realize that doing this does not actually make them happy. I know no one wants to condemn a father being supportive of your child but for the love of god let him grow into an adult before this child alters their body.
Morgana Moonshard
Morgana Moonshard 13 days ago
As a Transwoman I wish I had parents like them.
Secret Admirer
Secret Admirer 13 days ago
This was really needed a famous black family standing up for the LGBQT community
Robert Williams
Robert Williams 13 days ago
Sheldon Conk
Sheldon Conk 13 days ago
This shit is regular. He’s a great Father.
Dsgb Georgiaboy
Dsgb Georgiaboy 13 days ago
At the end of the day its his family their choices doesnt affect my life
Cyber Boy
Cyber Boy 13 days ago
This is honestly so refreshing to see. Sexuality is such a taboo subject in the black community (I know from first hand experience). Being gay is one thing, but to come out as trans is considered the worst of the worst. So to see a prominent black male figure publicly expressing his unconditional acceptance of his daughter and solidarity to the LGBTQ+ is so amazing to see. Hopefully he has inspired others to lead by his example🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽xx
Jay Li
Jay Li 13 days ago
if you will not love and support your child unconditionally..... DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN
J 13 days ago
I love the support that they show for Zaya. I hope in the future, they will let Zaya tell her own story. This interview is nothing new because they've been posting and commenting every step of the way. I want to hear from Zaya, with the parents being supportive in the background. For all of the people saying everyone should mind their own business, it's impossible when your parents tell the world. Everybody can't have everything. Let Zaya get ahead of her own story and let her control the narrative.
Naomi Meme
Naomi Meme 13 days ago
Not my life not my concern. Its HIS child and their life..do what makes you happy 🙂
Syani Rose
Syani Rose 13 days ago
I love that her family don’t judge her ❤️
Mellie Pierce
Mellie Pierce 13 days ago
What a great father, his children are so lucky
Jeffrey Colon
Jeffrey Colon 13 days ago
Dario Hall
Dario Hall 13 days ago
Raise your kids how you want and love your kids support them
SOB Hijo
SOB Hijo 13 days ago
All his kids look just like him that’s brazy their like twins
Juicytribe 13 days ago
I Wonder if Ellen ever reads our comments . Her soul is so beautiful ❤️
sonny atcheson
sonny atcheson 13 days ago
Does insurance pay for gender surgery
Kaylee Aldridge
Kaylee Aldridge 13 days ago
hellaaaa respect for him what an amazing father
Kayla Monroe
Kayla Monroe 13 days ago
Cyril Moore
Cyril Moore 13 days ago
Ebony Lamb
Ebony Lamb 13 days ago
I have so much respect for this man. He is an awesome dad for doing what he has to for his child. Screw the haters!
Raji Abdul Shabaaz Abbar
Much respect DWade Love your kids unconditionally
Josh Witte
Josh Witte 13 days ago
Gender identity has nothing to do with sexuality...
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