Dwyane Wade’s Candid Talk About Supporting His 12-Year-Old's Gender Identity

Dwyane Wade candidly chatted with Ellen about embracing his 12-year-old's gender identity, and how he and his wife Gabrielle Union made it a priority to educate themselves about the LGBTQ+ community to give Zaya the opportunity to be her best self. The NBA star also opened up about the passing of his friend Kobe Bryant.

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  • It doesn't matter about the gender of your child is its still your child and you shouldn't be down that your child isn't what you thought it might be just know as long as your taking care of your child and there being happy you will be to idk wtf I just said all I'm tryna say is treat everyone the same way no matter there gender or anything and treat them with respect

  • Wow

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  • 💗

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  • Great dad seems like a smart guy not just hoops

    Austin RodriguezAustin Rodriguez5 өдрийн өмнө
  • You know when a man loves his woman or a woman loves her man, s/he never stops talking about him/her, even when the subject is not necessarily about him/her. Dwayne truly loves his wife

    Joy BlueJoy Blue6 өдрийн өмнө
  • My only thought watching this was “Wow, he spoke so eloquently and with so much love”.

    opzz xsinopzz xsin6 өдрийн өмнө
  • I'm am completely shook his love and support is unreal.

    Daysha MooreDaysha Moore6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank goodness for you loving your child Dwyane!!! Miss you on the court man! God bless you and your family.

    Gwen30Gwen306 өдрийн өмнө
  • Growing up, Dwyane Wade was my hero. Today he has shown me why he’s still my hero.

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  • I love this 😍😍❤️❤️❤️

    MiayaMiaya6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Everyone is forgetting that the number one job of a parent is to LOVE and CARE for your CHILD! End of story!

    Hammer63Hammer636 өдрийн өмнө

    Wolvez LionzWolvez Lionz7 өдрийн өмнө
  • This is probably the most mature way I've seen this situation handled.. Absolutely beautiful parenting and human interaction!!

    Marina DesireeMarina Desiree7 өдрийн өмнө
  • DWad3 was always my favorite player not because he was great but because of the respect he as for himself and others!

    Pauline BhalaiPauline Bhalai7 өдрийн өмнө
  • To see a black family support and love and understand and listen to her is beautiful and many black families need to take note and support their kids and not create a stigma around important social issues and need to watch how they talk about social issues around their kids because they never know what their children are going through

    just mejust me7 өдрийн өмнө
  • I don’t think I could support my child for being gay at that age smh I guess I don’t need to be having children anytime soon if I feel this way

    Lil NipLil Nip7 өдрийн өмнө
  • This is so beautiful. Let me tell y'all a lot of black people have a lot of homophobia and transphobia because we've already been fighting so hard for our humanity in terms of race, so to add queerness on top of that seems impossible. But we must understand we don't have to be just like our oppressors to be successful. Thank you, Dwayne. You're doing so much good.

    Makeda PhillipsMakeda Phillips7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Keep Zaya safe and away from the internet for as long as you can 🙏🏼

    Ashleyjusto29Ashleyjusto297 өдрийн өмнө
  • amazing 😭

    Tiffany ZamanTiffany Zaman7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Good parents!

    joan kearnsjoan kearns7 өдрийн өмнө
  • I’m surprised the comments are on.

    Naomie JNaomie J7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lots of people are mad because they didn’t have a dad like this

    Khalil BrimKhalil Brim7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Great parent support!!! Respect!!!

  • Good for you Dwayne. Love your child no matter what.

  • Holy shit just please do not give this kid estrogen or any other chemical if they want to be a girl that’s fine just don’t do anything too permanent

    Dream dean dream ‘Dream dean dream ‘7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Idk who they r but so glad he supports her. 💘

    SZNS DJSZNS DJ7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Definition of a Classic Man. ✊🏾💪🏽🙌🏽

    Carmel LatteCarmel Latte7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Is it ok for me to disagree?

    chosen elite76chosen elite767 өдрийн өмнө
  • Wade youre an idiot this child is far too young to decide something like this. Most children who consider themselves trans at a young age (as low as 5-20 percent) just wind up being discovering that they were just gay. However, its typically not until AFTER "supportive" parents pay for them to drastically alter their bodies and take hormones and other irreversible changes that they realize that doing this does not actually make them happy. I know no one wants to condemn a father being supportive of your child but for the love of god let him grow into an adult before this child alters their body.

    Brady80Brady807 өдрийн өмнө
  • As a Transwoman I wish I had parents like them.

    Morgana MoonshardMorgana Moonshard7 өдрийн өмнө
  • This was really needed a famous black family standing up for the LGBQT community

    Secret AdmirerSecret Admirer7 өдрийн өмнө
  • 💛💛💛

    Robert WilliamsRobert Williams7 өдрийн өмнө
  • This shit is regular. He’s a great Father.

    Sheldon ConkSheldon Conk7 өдрийн өмнө
  • At the end of the day its his family their choices doesnt affect my life

    Dsgb GeorgiaboyDsgb Georgiaboy7 өдрийн өмнө
  • This is honestly so refreshing to see. Sexuality is such a taboo subject in the black community (I know from first hand experience). Being gay is one thing, but to come out as trans is considered the worst of the worst. So to see a prominent black male figure publicly expressing his unconditional acceptance of his daughter and solidarity to the LGBTQ+ is so amazing to see. Hopefully he has inspired others to lead by his example🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽xx

    Cyber BoyCyber Boy7 өдрийн өмнө
  • if you will not love and support your child unconditionally..... DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN

    Jay LiJay Li7 өдрийн өмнө
  • I love the support that they show for Zaya. I hope in the future, they will let Zaya tell her own story. This interview is nothing new because they've been posting and commenting every step of the way. I want to hear from Zaya, with the parents being supportive in the background. For all of the people saying everyone should mind their own business, it's impossible when your parents tell the world. Everybody can't have everything. Let Zaya get ahead of her own story and let her control the narrative.

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  • Not my life not my concern. Its HIS child and their life..do what makes you happy 🙂

    Naomi MemeNaomi Meme7 өдрийн өмнө
  • I love that her family don’t judge her ❤️

    Syani RoseSyani Rose7 өдрийн өмнө
  • What a great father, his children are so lucky

    Mellie PierceMellie Pierce7 өдрийн өмнө

    Jeffrey ColonJeffrey Colon7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Raise your kids how you want and love your kids support them

    Dario HallDario Hall7 өдрийн өмнө
  • All his kids look just like him that’s brazy their like twins

    SOB HijoSOB Hijo7 өдрийн өмнө
  • I Wonder if Ellen ever reads our comments . Her soul is so beautiful ❤️

    JuicytribeJuicytribe7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Does insurance pay for gender surgery

    sonny atchesonsonny atcheson7 өдрийн өмнө
  • hellaaaa respect for him what an amazing father

    Kaylee AldridgeKaylee Aldridge7 өдрийн өмнө
  • 💖💖💖💖

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  • I have so much respect for this man. He is an awesome dad for doing what he has to for his child. Screw the haters!

    Ebony LambEbony Lamb7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Much respect DWade Love your kids unconditionally

    Raji Abdul Shabaaz AbbarRaji Abdul Shabaaz Abbar7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Gender identity has nothing to do with sexuality...

    Josh WitteJosh Witte7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Wonderful parents to allow Zaya to be HER

    Smooch💋OKCSmooch💋OKC7 өдрийн өмнө
  • I wish my dad was as accepting as this 😢

    The murrkenn FamilyThe murrkenn Family7 өдрийн өмнө
  • What a good man. Wish there was more hearts and genuineity (if that's a word 😄) like him in this world. God bless her for speaking her truth. We need to start teaching our children to be a vessel such as this young child.

    NikkiSiixxNikkiSiixx7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Good on ya Dwyane!!! I think your second act is going to be better than your first one... Hall of Fame basketball career... continue to lead by example... THANK YOU!!!

    john andersonjohn anderson7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Their family is so pure!!! I adore the love they show the world

    Neil RobsonNeil Robson7 өдрийн өмнө
  • The lesson is this Love Your Child unconditionally, It is their life,Love is always the answer

    James WynnJames Wynn7 өдрийн өмнө
  • There thousands of parents of gay kids who love their children.Thousands D wade just famous and on Ellen. No need for a ceremony. Like one of the commenters said to each is own.

    Pooh MitchellPooh Mitchell7 өдрийн өмнө
  • 10/10 dad

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  • this is beautiful❤❤

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