Dwyane Wade has been making lots of headlines after playing the last game of his basketball career last week. However, as people dig into Wade’s family life, his father has started to catch the attention of female admirers thanks to his youthful look.
Dwyane Wade Sr. is a 62-year-old who fathered 12 kids, but time has done wonders for him.
The man could easily pass as his son’s big brother, according to many fans that can’t stop ogling the entrepreneur’s pics on his Instagram account.
Wade Sr., like his basketball star son, is a hardworking man.
He’s the CEO and founder of the ProPops Foundation, an organization which mission is “to empower fathers to be pillars within their children’s lives and bring fathers back to the forefront of the family.”
ProPops offers sports camps, scholarships, etiquette classes, leadership training and financial assistance for medical and dental services, for both fathers and kids.
They have chapters in Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee and hope to launch branches in Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Charlotte very soon.
Talking about the Foundation with Black Enterprise, Wade Sr. revealed how the idea for the project was born, stating that, as a kid, a lot of gangs tried to initiate him.
“I didn’t have a father at home,” he said. And continued:
“I wanted to make sure other kids didn’t have to go through what I went through. Because of that, I formed the organization “Us for Kids and Kids for Us.” We later turned the organization into ProPops Foundation Inc.”
He also stated with pride that he raised 12 kids that turned out to be amazing. “They all got out of the city of Chicago, well. They finished school and went on to college, so I think I did a pretty good job,” Wade Sr. said.
Through his foundation, Wade Sr. found love again.
He met his current wife, Danielle Koping, in a ProPops event in 2011. A year later, she joined the Foundation, and in 2016, Dwyane popped the question at the ProPops Foundation’s annual Fathers’ Day event, in front of family and friends.
The couple tied the knot last year in a dreamy destination wedding in Venice, Italy, formally uniting their blended family.
Like Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union, Wade Sr and Koping make a perfect, beautiful couple.
As proof, the former Miami Heat player shared a pic of the four of them last March celebrating his dad’s birthday, and fans couldn’t believe how youthful Mr. and Mrs. Wade Sr. look in the shot.
Wade captioned the astonishing picture:
“Happy Birthday @dwyanewadesr_ Mr. @wadedifferent himself ... If I'm looking half as good as you when I’m 62, I’ve done okay in life. [Cheers] to more life! Oh yea that’s my wife and my stepmother haha we good over here."
Fans filled the comment section with praises for Dwyane's father and his missus.
“Who’s 62??? Mannnn listen.. black don’t crack in the Wade family,” wrote one fan.
And another added, “Def looking like whole friends and squad goals. Not parents and kid goals lol.”
Aside from his work with the foundation, Mr. Wade also has a YouTube radio show, titled “Wade Different."
Meanwhile, Dwyane has been visiting several shows to talk about his "last dance," the emotions of his last game with the Miami Heat, being a father to 5-month-old Kaavia James, and what's next for him in life after the NBA.