December 08, 2020
Gabrielle Union posted an adorable photo of her daughter, Kaavia, and her husband, Dwyane Wade to her Instagram, with the caption "These two," and fans were quick to comment.
Dwyane Wade poses with his daughter Kaavia in an adorable photo that his wife Gabrielle Union shared with her Instagram followers, with Kaavia wearing a colorful striped dress.
With multiple fans simply declaring Wade and Kaavia "Twins!!" other fans remarked that she was a cute "daddy's girl" and just "took his whole face."
The couple celebrated Kaavia's 2nd birthday last month, on November 7. Union shared an adorable video of her daughter when she was a tiny baby and called her the light of their lives.
Dad Wade also joined in on Instagram to celebrate his child with a series of cute photos of Kaavia as she had grown over the past two years, and he captioned it:
"Happy 2nd Birthday to my BOSS @kaaviajames???aka Shady baby aka 2020 Meme Mood Thank you for providing laughter and joy to our lives and so many other families!”
Union's most recent post shows just how similar Kaavia looks to her dad who is wearing a black sweatsuit and cap for the photo. Lots of her followers commented on how similar the two looked.
The unusualness of Kaavia's birth inspired Union to write a children's book, "Welcome to the Party." She explained that the story is based on her challenges with fertility that led her to choose surrogacy.
Union gave advice to other parents on "The View" when asked about raising Zaya who is transgender.
Union went on to explain that her own mother only had her first child at 60 through adoption. She felt there was a lack of literature that represented families with different and diverse birth stories.
"Welcome to the Party" was released May 5 of this year. The book acts as a message of support for families in similar situations, as Union feels,
"I know I'm definitely not alone in that our journey was just paved with a lot of heartbreak and pain."
Union is a step-mother to Wade's 3 other children. He has a daughter Zaya who is 13 and two sons, Zaire, 18, and little Xavier, 7.
Kaavia James was born via surrogate in 2018. The couple went through struggles with infertility and so went the route of surrogacy to have a child together.
Union gave advice to other parents on "The View" when asked about raising Zaya who is transgender. Her advice was simple, that parents must love, listen, and accept their child.
Wade and Union were married in August 2014, after meeting as co-hosts at a sponsored Super Bowl Party in 2017 and then dating for 7 years.
Union had been previously married to Chris Howard and the couple was divorced in 2006. Wade had his children with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches.