Gabrielle Union's Baby Kaavia Can't Stop Laughing in Adorable Video

Aby Rivas
Aug 15, 2019
07:20 P.M.
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Gabrielle Union’s daughter, Kaavia James, is melting hearts with her cute laughter in a recent video shared by the actress on Instagram.


Baby giggles are one of the best sounds in the world, and Kaavia James’ ones are not the exception.


Over the weekend, Gabby Union took to Instagram to share a video of her adorable 9-month-old daughter donning a skull-printed onesie and cracking up while playing on her baby jumper with her nanny, and her laugh is way too cute for words.

“I can't wait to watch old episodes of Martin with @kaaviajames. Her laugh is EVERYTHING I need in my life!  Cheers to the weekend folks & may we all have more of these belly laughs (ps turn your volume all the way up for full effect),” Union captioned the video.



Fans of the “Being Mary Jane” star took over her comment section gushing about Kaavia’s cuteness.

“I just love watching her grow and change and experience the world. Thank you for sharing this beautiful gift with us,” wrote one user.

Another added, “Baby laughs are stress relievers.”


And a third one revealed,

“Her happy laugh and those two little bottom teeth just made my day!!”



Kaavia James—also known as “shady baby” for her often serious but hilarious facial expressions—is the first daughter of Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade and was born on November 2018 via surrogate.

"Every surrogacy journey is different, and while some parents have a strict list of requirements for their ideal surrogate, Gabby and Dwyane only cared about three things..."


Union, 46, was apprehensive at first of using a surrogate because she wanted to “bake” her own baby. However, after eight or nine miscarriages and endless cycles of IVF treatments, she was diagnosed with adenomyosis, a condition in which the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus.

If she wanted to be a mom, surrogacy was the way to go.

“I had such fear of judgment, of not being thought of as a ‘real’ mom or as relatable — ‘Oh she's a Hollywood type. They farm everything out,’” Union confessed to Shondaland. “Over time, and with therapy and communication with my husband, I made peace with getting over my fear. But that was a tough one to let go of.”


However, once she and Wade decided to take the next step, they were welcomed with open arms by a supportive community. “Once this group of people takes you into their arms, you're like, "Oh, OK! There's so many of you!" Union joked.


Every surrogacy journey is different, and while some parents have a strict list of requirements for their ideal surrogate, Gabby and Dwyane only cared about three things: that she had her own kids, had a husband, and had gone through the process before.


Union admits that she and Dwyane knew everything about the woman that would carry their baby before meeting her, but the woman had no idea with whom she would be working.

“So when we met, she walked in and was like, ‘Oh!’ I didn’t know what that meant, and she was like, ‘I have your book on hold at four different libraries.  I said, ‘I think I can get you a copy!’” Gabby recalled.


“I'd been doing a lot of library appearances with the book, and I love librarians, and here's this woman who also frequents her local library. In that first meeting, we talked about the books we love, the stacks of books we want to get through. ‘Little Fires Everywhere,’ so many more. That, for me, was the sign.”

Union also revealed that she and Wade were in a group chat with the surrogate and her husband, and even to this day, they’re still in contact.