February 27, 2019

Gabby Union's Husband Dances with Daughter Kaavia in Adorable Video after Debuting His New Cornrows

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Gabrielle Union’s husband Dwyane Wade is the ultimate doting dad as he dances with their daughter in a new video after debuting his new look. He also explained the reason for the change.

The 37-year-old NBA star took to Instagram on Tuesday to show off his moves and a super adorable dance partner.


Sporting a black t-shirt and blue shorts, Wade tied a bandanna across his cornrows while holding three-month-old Kaavia James to his chest and swaying to the rhythm of a song.

The daddy-daughter duo appeared to be at home, and Kaavia looked quite comfortable in her daddy’s arms.

Wade informed fans in the caption that this was only “the beginning of many” daddy-daughter dance sessions and included the hashtag “daddydaughtertime.”



The adorable video was posted the same day Wade opened up on why he chose to switch up his look and wear braids.

The “Miami Heat” shooting guard debuted the new hairstyle at a Monday night game against the Phoenix Suns in Florida, and after practice on Tuesday, told The Sun-Sentinel:

“I’m trying my inner Allen Iverson.”


Wade was referring to the 11-time NBA All-Star who retired from the game in 2013 and was known for wearing cornrows during his career.

“There’s a lot of factors,” Wade continued, adding:

“I’ve been growing my hair. I’m growing my hair to do different looks and I decided to do a different look. Once I got it done, I was like, ‘You know what? I’m going to do it in a game.’ I’ve gotten my hair braided like three times in practice but I haven’t worn it in a game. But I felt I was game ready, so ‘For the Culture.'”



Kaavia, who has earned the name #ShadyBaby thanks to her hilarious faces, is yet to react to her father’s new haircut, but judging from their latest daddy-daughter dance video, it’s safe to assume that she approves.

The cute tot has a verified Instagram page managed by Union and Wade where she cracks up her half a million followers with hilarious expressions and ridiculous captions.


More than once, the athlete has been the recipient of Kaavia’s shady comments, like last month when she wished him a happy birthday and couldn’t help trolling his dental work.

“Happy 37th Birthday to my Daddy!!” read the caption on a photo of Wade holding a smiling Kaavia. “Those new teeth are the real MVP.”

There’s been nothing from her so far on Wade’s new look, so let’s hope the “Shady Baby” finds it fitting.



Wade and Union, 46, welcomed Kaavia on November 7, 2018, via surrogate following many years of battling the actress’s infertility condition.

“Every family is unique. How each family is created and comes together is special,” Union captioned an emotional video of Kaavia’s birth shared in December. “Kaavia James Union Wade’s journey into our arms was long and at times brutal.”


She added:

“There were heartbreaks that nearly broke us and streams of tears that turned into raging rivers. And then came Kaavia James. This is our birth journey. Thank you all for the love, support and understanding and all the people who held us up when we lost hope.”