Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are a powerhouse couple. The NBA legend and A list actress have been goals for many over the years, as they continue to set excellent examples for others as a couple, as parents and as public figures. The Wade’s are not shy about letting people behind the scenes on their marriage. Most recently Wade talked about why their relationship works for them and how its untraditional.
Dwyane and Gabrielle are still super in love and have displayed it a lot in recent months. Back in January for his 39th birthday the pair posted some sexy snaps on their social media. Union was all smiles as she stood infront of her husband who was completely naked behind her and showing off his toned physique. “Birthday Behavior” he wrote in the caption. “39 is already looking up”. The photo amassed over 1 million likes.
The pair got waves of support and criticism for an interview their daughter Zaya Wade did with Michelle Obama. “I’m meeting an idol. I’m literally meeting an idol,” Zaya said in a clip of their conversation on Instagram. “[I’ve been] preparing for this moment for so long.”
She continued “What advice do you have for teens who want to be themselves and thrive like you have and currently are?” Asked Zaya. Obama then responded, “Well, like you have and currently are.”
Boosie Badazz, J Boog and Lil Mama all chimed in with criticism, feeling that trans youth are being given too much power and freedom. J-Boog unloaded on what he feels is a “demonic” display of men being turned into women and women becoming “more manly” everyday, also claiming, “This child shouldn’t be the front runner of the movement.”
Wade kept it classy with him clapback, thanking them for continuing to advance the conversation around his daughter and kids like her.
Wade and Union are currently doing the rounds surrounding their children’s book Shady Baby and let fans in on some secrets of their marriage. Wade said “In relationships, we come in and try to change people to the way we want them to be… And I started taking a different approach in the relationship.”
“Early, I was like, ‘Okay, you get a two-drink max,’ bop, bop, bop… And she didn’t respond to that,” Wade continued. “There reasons for that, let me say… It’s not the man leads and the woman follows, that’s not what we live in this house. For me, I have a wife that works not just as hard, harder than I. She had her own career, her own life, before I came along. From my perspective, I was like, ‘How can I be a part of the growth, the evolution, of who she is?’ Not try to change her or stunt her growth.”