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.


  • Manik Kreator
    Manik Kreator2 ditë më parë

    I respect this man so much.

  • carla cody
    carla cody3 ditë më parë

    I love this... makes me reminded to step up the same way even higher than I already think I do... love this fam! My kid is an only child, would love Zaya to be my son's cousin, someone he can look up too; she's a leader.... Zaya is confident and strong and most of all loved... what more can a parent ask for... kudos ya'll!

    LOSTNOTFOUND4 ditë më parë

    To the people making all these hateful reaction videos to this, what is it that makes you so upset about how someone is living THEIR life? Are you that insecure in your image of yourself and how things should be according to you? All LOVE to d wade and the whole wade FAMILY ❤️ one love, one life

  • Over It
    Over It4 ditë më parë

    She she she she she she she she

  • Jbsayzwhat
    Jbsayzwhat5 ditë më parë

    I respect him for being a super suportive of what his child tells him

  • Chester Wilson Jr.
    Chester Wilson Jr.5 ditë më parë

    salute to Dwayne Wade 12 year old child for deciding to be their self I'm happy

  • Zakiya Wiltz
    Zakiya Wiltz5 ditë më parë

    So Amazing❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Stephanie Castillo
    Stephanie Castillo5 ditë më parë

    He’s the best father hands on 🙌🏻

  • Angel Perez
    Angel Perez5 ditë më parë

    bro, no cap, that jacket is straight fire

    MD KAHZI6 ditë më parë

    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

  • Lehlohonolo Tsolo
    Lehlohonolo Tsolo8 ditë më parë


  • seeni gzty
    seeni gzty8 ditë më parë


  • Austin Rodriguez
    Austin Rodriguez10 ditë më parë

    Great dad seems like a smart guy not just hoops

  • Joy Blue
    Joy Blue11 ditë më parë

    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

  • opzz xsin
    opzz xsin11 ditë më parë

    My only thought watching this was “Wow, he spoke so eloquently and with so much love”.

  • Daysha Moore
    Daysha Moore11 ditë më parë

    I'm am completely shook his love and support is unreal.

  • Gwen30
    Gwen3011 ditë më parë

    Thank goodness for you loving your child Dwyane!!! Miss you on the court man! God bless you and your family.

  • j m
    j m11 ditë më parë

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

  • Miaya
    Miaya11 ditë më parë

    I love this 😍😍❤️❤️❤️

  • Hammer63
    Hammer6311 ditë më parë

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

  • Wolvez Lionz
    Wolvez Lionz11 ditë më parë


  • Marina Desiree
    Marina Desiree12 ditë më parë

    This is probably the most mature way I've seen this situation handled.. Absolutely beautiful parenting and human interaction!!

  • Pauline Bhalai
    Pauline Bhalai12 ditë më parë

    DWad3 was always my favorite player not because he was great but because of the respect he as for himself and others!

  • just me
    just me12 ditë më parë

    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

  • Lil Nip
    Lil Nip12 ditë më parë

    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

  • Makeda Phillips
    Makeda Phillips12 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Ashleyjusto29
    Ashleyjusto2912 ditë më parë

    Keep Zaya safe and away from the internet for as long as you can 🙏🏼

  • Tiffany Zaman
    Tiffany Zaman12 ditë më parë

    amazing 😭

  • joan kearns
    joan kearns12 ditë më parë

    Good parents!

  • Naomie J
    Naomie J12 ditë më parë

    I’m surprised the comments are on.

  • Khalil Brim
    Khalil Brim12 ditë më parë

    Lots of people are mad because they didn’t have a dad like this

    MANUEL ESTRADA12 ditë më parë

    Great parent support!!! Respect!!!

    AMERICA FIRST12 ditë më parë

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

  • Dream dean dream ‘
    Dream dean dream ‘12 ditë më parë

    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

    SZNS DJ12 ditë më parë

    Idk who they r but so glad he supports her. 💘

  • Carmel Latte
    Carmel Latte12 ditë më parë

    Definition of a Classic Man. ✊🏾💪🏽🙌🏽

  • chosen elite76
    chosen elite7612 ditë më parë

    Is it ok for me to disagree?

  • Brady80
    Brady8012 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Morgana Moonshard
    Morgana Moonshard12 ditë më parë

    As a Transwoman I wish I had parents like them.

  • Secret Admirer
    Secret Admirer12 ditë më parë

    This was really needed a famous black family standing up for the LGBQT community

  • Robert Williams
    Robert Williams12 ditë më parë


  • Sheldon Conk
    Sheldon Conk12 ditë më parë

    This shit is regular. He’s a great Father.

  • Dsgb Georgiaboy
    Dsgb Georgiaboy12 ditë më parë

    At the end of the day its his family their choices doesnt affect my life

  • Cyber Boy
    Cyber Boy12 ditë më parë

    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

  • Jay Li
    Jay Li12 ditë më parë

    if you will not love and support your child unconditionally..... DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN

  • J
    J12 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Naomi Meme
    Naomi Meme12 ditë më parë

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

  • Syani Rose
    Syani Rose12 ditë më parë

    I love that her family don’t judge her ❤️

  • Mellie Pierce
    Mellie Pierce12 ditë më parë

    What a great father, his children are so lucky

  • Jeffrey Colon
    Jeffrey Colon12 ditë më parë


  • Dario Hall
    Dario Hall12 ditë më parë

    Raise your kids how you want and love your kids support them

  • SOB Hijo
    SOB Hijo12 ditë më parë

    All his kids look just like him that’s brazy their like twins

  • Juicytribe
    Juicytribe12 ditë më parë

    I Wonder if Ellen ever reads our comments . Her soul is so beautiful ❤️

  • sonny atcheson
    sonny atcheson12 ditë më parë

    Does insurance pay for gender surgery

  • Kaylee Aldridge
    Kaylee Aldridge12 ditë më parë

    hellaaaa respect for him what an amazing father

  • Kayla Monroe
    Kayla Monroe12 ditë më parë


  • Cyril Moore
    Cyril Moore12 ditë më parë

  • Ebony Lamb
    Ebony Lamb12 ditë më parë

    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!

  • Raji Abdul Shabaaz Abbar
    Raji Abdul Shabaaz Abbar12 ditë më parë

    Much respect DWade Love your kids unconditionally

  • Josh Witte
    Josh Witte12 ditë më parë

    Gender identity has nothing to do with sexuality...

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