Gabrielle Union's daughter Kaavia causes a stir online, tries to talk in adorable video

Mary Scott
Feb 06, 2019
02:07 P.M.
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Gabrielle Union’s daughter, Kaavia James is already one of the funniest celebrity babies, thanks to her epic facial expressions. Now, Kaavia has fans excited with her adorable attempt at talking, and there’s one word that seemed to stand out.


If you’re a fan of the “Breaking In” actress, then you know that she and her husband, NBA star, Dwyane Wade, already have a hashtag for Kaavia.


The little girl’s serious faces have earned her the title #ShadyBaby, and she’s been living up to the name so far.

Kaavia has a verified Instagram account -- run by her famous parents -- where fans can catch up with her latest antics, and of course, faces.

One of the recent videos on the page is of the cute tot in a pink polka dot dress as she tries to form words and gesture with her hands.

The result is a series of unintelligible coos and grunts, but towards the end, it appears Kaavia pronounced the word “Mama.”



Social media users trooped to the comment section to fawn over, and it seems many were especially thrilled that she “said” Mama.

“Is it me or does it sound like she said "momma" at the end of that convo? #maybeimreaching lol @gabunion” ~ @brooklynmade81

“Am I the ONLY ONE who heard her say "mama"?? Whether that was @gabunion talking to her or not, she was talking about her MAMA. I'm a mother of 5 and speak "kidmonese" fluently.. it's like Chinese but only moms understand. LOL Listen again. She sd MAMA. #cuethehandonbible. Yay for MAMA WADE!!” ~ @abstractpoettree


“Anybody else mouth wide open while this baby is talking... My mouth wide open like get it out pretty girl!!!” ~ @_sonya_dl



It’s fitting that Kaavia James’ first “word” should be “Mama” since Union, 47, recently revealed that her daughter inherited her attitude.

In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, she said:

“She looks just like Dad, but I’d like to think the attitude is from me. She will stare into your soul and tell you about yourself through her eyes.”



And Kaavia’s serious faces are definitely a social media hit. She’ll be three months old tomorrow, but the munchkin already has over 400,000 Instagram followers that interact heavily on her posts.

According to Union, the interaction is one of the funniest things about their daughter’s page. “I’m not exactly sure what to think of it, but it tickles me and my husband,” she confessed.

Union and Wade, 37, welcomed Kaavia on November 7 via surrogate following the actress’s lengthy battle with infertility.

The “Miami Heat” player has three sons from previous relationships and a nephew he’s raising.

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