Top Stories

Zion Wade Latest News, Photos, and Videos

Dwyane Wade Opens Up About Supporting His Son Zion at a Pride Parade: 'It's My Job as a Father'

Dwyane Wade is opening up about supporting his 11-year-old son, Zion.

The 37-year-old NBA player spoke to Variety about showing support at the Miami Pride Parade alongside wife Gabrielle Union earlier this year.

“I don’t really talk about it much because it’s Zion’s story to tell. I think as a family, we should support each other. That’s our job. And my job as a father is to facilitate their lives and to support them and be behind them in whatever they want to do,” he said.

“I’m asked a question about my kids a lot from a sports perspective. I think people expect you to parent each kids the same. They are all different, and I have to get to know them and where they are. I have to say to most parents, get to know your kids. Don’t put your wants and needs on them.”

He also responded to backlash for supporting Zion: “This is my job as a father. I’m very uneasy about accolades that come from supporting my kids or the negativity that comes from it. I’m doing what every parent has to do. Once you bring kids into this world, you become unselfish. It’s my job to be their role model, to be their voice in my kids’ lives, to let them know you can conquer the world. So, go and be your amazing self and we’re going to sit back and just love you.”

For more from Dwyane, head to Variety.com.

Gabrielle Union Opens Up About Supporting Son Zion at Pride Parade With Dwyane Wade & Family

Gabrielle Union is opening up about attending Miami Pride with her family!

The 46-year-old L.A.’s Finest actress discussed attending the parade with husband Dwayne Wade in support of their 11-year-old son Zion at the Black Design Collective Honors Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter event on Saturday (April 13) with Us Weekly.

“It feels normal. My mom took me to my first pride at eight years old. We moved to San Francisco, and it’s kind of part of being a global citizen,” she explained.

“People talk a lot about diversity and inclusion, but they don’t actually mean it. In our household, we mean that, and that’s why the entire household went to pride.”

Dwyane couldn’t make it to the pride event because of work, but he shared photos on Instagram Stories to show he was there in spirit. He wrote, “Zion had his [own] cheering section today. Wish I was there to see you smile kid!”

Dwyane Wade Gets Support from Gabrielle Union & Their Kids at His Final Home Game!

Dwyane Wade played the final home game of his career in Miami last night (April 9)!

The 33-year-old Miami Heat player got support from his wife Gabrielle Union, their five-month-old baby girl Kaavia, sons Zaire, Xavier and Zion Wade, as well as nephew Dahveon Morris as he played his final career home game at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Fla.

Dwyane — who first joined the Heat in 2003 — shot 30 points in 34 minutes in the 122-99 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, according to ESPN.

“Man, you’re going to make me cry before this game,” Dwyane said following a pregame tribute video the Heat showed honoring his career. Man, I love you guys.”


dwyane wade gets support from gabrielle union their kids at his final home game 01
dwyane wade gets support from gabrielle union their kids at his final home game 02
dwyane wade gets support from gabrielle union their kids at his final home game 03
dwyane wade gets support from gabrielle union their kids at his final home game 04
dwyane wade gets support from gabrielle union their kids at his final home game 05

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Support Son Zion at Miami Pride Festival!

Gabrielle Union poses for an adorable photo with 11-year-old step-son Zion while attending the Miami Beach Pride Festival on Sunday (April 7) in Miami, Fla.

The 46-year-old actress and her family stepped out to celebrate pride with Zion and they all took to social media to show their support!

Dwyane Wade couldn’t make it to the event because of work, but he shared photos on Instagram Stories to show he was there in spirit. He wrote, “Zion had his [own] cheering section today. Wish I was there to see you smile kid!”

Dwyane shares sons Zaire, 17, and Zion, 11, with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches and son Xavier, 5, with ex Aja Metoyer. He and Gabrielle welcomed a baby girl named Kaavia into the world five months ago and she was there with the family!

Zaire shared a picture online and said, “Love you lil bro no matter what.”

We’re loving all of the support from Zion‘s family and the fans of the Union-Wade family!!!

gabrielle union dwyane wade pride parade 01
gabrielle union dwyane wade pride parade 02
gabrielle union dwyane wade pride parade 03
gabrielle union dwyane wade pride parade 04
gabrielle union dwyane wade pride parade 05