Watch Gabrielle Union's Daughter Kaavia's Cute and Confused Look during a Baby Pedicure

Nov 12, 2020
12:30 A.M.

An adorable short video posted to her Instagram account on Friday, shows Kaavia James Union Wade, 2, getting a baby pedicure while eating a chicken wing.


In the video, Kaavia, who was lovingly dubbed #shadybaby by her parents, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, looks up at the camera while getting her nails done.

The four-second video that has over 600,000 views, shows the two-year-old in a grey onesie, taking self-care seriously, and her followers are loving it. One fan commented "mood."

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union at his new car launch at The Collection on June 15, 2016 in Miami, Florida. | Source: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union at his new car launch at The Collection on June 15, 2016 in Miami, Florida. | Source: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Kaavia’s Instagram was started by her parents two years ago. The account is run by her mother and has garnered well over 1 million followers.

Kaavia's images went viral on social media because of her hilarious smirks and side-eyes. The photos of #ShadyBaby have spawned multiple memes.


Kaavia James was born via surrogate in November 2018. Union surprised fans by posting an image of the newborn, announcing her arrival, and many congratulated her on entering motherhood.


Kaavia celebrated her second birthday on Saturday and her proud parents gushed over her on social media. Union shared a slideshow of her daughter, calling her the light of their lives in a sweet tribute. She added:

"The giggler of farts. The eater of all the food. The dancer to the jams. The smart, funny, adventurous, cutie that gave us a different kind of purpose."


Kaavia's unique name means "full of imagination" and has an Indian origin. She was also named James, after her godfather.

Union and Wade have been married for 6 years. Union is stepmother to Wade's children.

Union told People in February 2019, “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.”


Union suffers from adenomyosis, a condition in which the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus. She endured unsuccessful IVF treatments and multiple miscarriages for nearly five years.

Ultimately, she and husband, Wade, decided to use IVF and a gestational surrogate to carry their baby. This was a decision that she says was an emotional hurdle that her husband got over before she did.

Union and Wade have been married for 6 years. Union is stepmother to Wade's13-year-old daughter, Zaya, and his two sons,18-year-old Zaire, and 7-year-old Xavier Zechariah.

In addition to his four biological children, the former NBA star was granted custody of his sister's teenage son, Dahveon Morris, by a Floridan judge in 2014.

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