Dwyane Wade's daughter Zaya has been making the most out of her time in quarantine by practicing her runway walk with stepmom Gabrielle Union.
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union supported Zaya as she came out as transgender during the sixth Annual Truth Awards, an event that honors the accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community. Since then, the proud parents have made it clear that they were going to support their daughter every step of the way.
Now that she's at home with the rest of the family amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Zaya has been practicing her runway walk with Gabrielle Union, and the 12-year-old is clearly a natural. She posted a video alongside Gab, as they played around in their backyard and enjoyed themselves.
Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat at a game against the Phoenix Suns at the American Airlines Arena on February 25, 2019 | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have been Zaya's biggest supporters throughout his transition. In fact, they've been present in many activities that celebrate Zaya, including Miami's pride marches which they used to attend as a family.
While the former NBA superstar used to believe it was just a "phase" that his then-son was going through, he ultimately realized that becoming Zaya was something that would make his child feel whole.
While speaking to Buzz TV on the red carpet of the Truth Awards, Wade reveals that it feels great to finally be able to be herself around everyone, as it's something she's been longing for.
"It feels great. I feel like there was always something that was like I was meant to do, but I was never able to find it.. I eventually stopped looking for it and I think I found it."
For Dwyane and Gabrielle, seeing the look on Zaya's face now that she's able to express herself freely is something priceless that they wouldn't trade for anything. At the end of the day, it was Zaya's happiness that they were truly after, regardless of what other people think.
While the former NBA superstar used to believe it was just a "phase" that his then-son was going through, he ultimately realized that becoming Zaya was something that would make his child feel whole. Since then, he's openly supported Zaya and it's something heartwarming to see.