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

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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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Feb 11, 2020

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Lilllice
Lilllice 2 months ago
It absolutely baffles me that this guy is out here loving his child and supporting her, and that people feel the need to criticize him for that. Shame on all of you. I can only hope that you all see how wrong you've been in the future and feel remorse for the hatred you have spread over something you do not understand. Thanks for having him on, Ellen.
Manik Kreator
Manik Kreator 3 months ago
I respect this man so much.
Carla Cody
Carla Cody 3 months ago
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!
LOSTNOTFOUND
LOSTNOTFOUND 3 months ago
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 It 3 months ago
She she she she she she she she
Jbsayzwhat
Jbsayzwhat 3 months ago
I respect him for being a super suportive of what his child tells him
Chester Wilson Jr.
Chester Wilson Jr. 3 months ago
salute to Dwayne Wade 12 year old child for deciding to be their self I'm happy
Zakiya Wiltz
Zakiya Wiltz 3 months ago
So Amazing❤️❤️❤️❤️
Stephanie Castillo
Stephanie Castillo 3 months ago
He’s the best father hands on 🙌🏻
Angel Perez
Angel Perez 3 months ago
bro, no cap, that jacket is straight fire
CYRO YOBOY
CYRO YOBOY 3 months ago
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 Tsolo 3 months ago
Wow
seeni gzty
seeni gzty 3 months ago
💗
Austin Rodriguez
Austin Rodriguez 3 months ago
Great dad seems like a smart guy not just hoops
Joy Blue
Joy Blue 3 months ago
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 xsin 3 months ago
My only thought watching this was “Wow, he spoke so eloquently and with so much love”.
Daysha Moore
Daysha Moore 3 months ago
I'm am completely shook his love and support is unreal.
Gwen30
Gwen30 3 months ago
Thank goodness for you loving your child Dwyane!!! Miss you on the court man! God bless you and your family.
j m
j m 3 months ago
Growing up, Dwyane Wade was my hero. Today he has shown me why he’s still my hero.
Miaya
Miaya 3 months ago
I love this 😍😍❤️❤️❤️
Hammer63
Hammer63 3 months ago
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 Lionz 3 months ago
SUPPORT YOUR CHILD NOT TEAR THEM DOWN// NO MATTER WHAT THE WORLD IS CRUEL ENOUGH
Marina Desiree
Marina Desiree 3 months ago
This is probably the most mature way I've seen this situation handled.. Absolutely beautiful parenting and human interaction!!
Pauline Bhalai
Pauline Bhalai 3 months ago
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 me 3 months ago
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 Nip 3 months ago
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 Phillips 3 months ago
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
Ashleyjusto29 3 months ago
Keep Zaya safe and away from the internet for as long as you can 🙏🏼
Tiffany Zaman
Tiffany Zaman 3 months ago
amazing 😭
joan kearns
joan kearns 3 months ago
Good parents!
Naomie J
Naomie J 3 months ago
I’m surprised the comments are on.
Khalil Brim
Khalil Brim 3 months ago
Lots of people are mad because they didn’t have a dad like this
MANUEL ESTRADA
MANUEL ESTRADA 3 months ago
Great parent support!!! Respect!!!
AMERICA FIRST
AMERICA FIRST 3 months ago
Good for you Dwayne. Love your child no matter what.
Dream dean dream ‘
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
Stream Missed A Spot By Dinah Jane
Idk who they r but so glad he supports her. 💘
Carmel Latte
Carmel Latte 3 months ago
Definition of a Classic Man. ✊🏾💪🏽🙌🏽
chosen elite76
chosen elite76 3 months ago
Is it ok for me to disagree?
Brady80
Brady80 3 months ago
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 Moonshard 3 months ago
As a Transwoman I wish I had parents like them.
Secret Admirer
Secret Admirer 3 months ago
This was really needed a famous black family standing up for the LGBQT community
Robert Williams
Robert Williams 3 months ago
💛💛💛
Sheldon Conk
Sheldon Conk 3 months ago
This shit is regular. He’s a great Father.
Dsgb Georgiaboy
Dsgb Georgiaboy 3 months ago
At the end of the day its his family their choices doesnt affect my life
Cyber Boy
Cyber Boy 3 months ago
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 Li 3 months ago
if you will not love and support your child unconditionally..... DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN
J
J 3 months ago
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 Meme 3 months ago
Not my life not my concern. Its HIS child and their life..do what makes you happy 🙂
Syani Rose
Syani Rose 3 months ago
I love that her family don’t judge her ❤️
Mellie Pierce
Mellie Pierce 3 months ago
What a great father, his children are so lucky
Jeffrey Colon
Jeffrey Colon 3 months ago
EVERYONE WITH A NEGATIVE COMMENT CAN EITHER SEE ME OR JUMP OFF A MFING BRIDGE, ALLLLLL CAPSSSSSSSSSS🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽✊🏽
Dario Hall
Dario Hall 3 months ago
Raise your kids how you want and love your kids support them
SOB Hijo
SOB Hijo 3 months ago
All his kids look just like him that’s brazy their like twins
JUICY’S PLANET
JUICY’S PLANET 3 months ago
I Wonder if Ellen ever reads our comments . Her soul is so beautiful ❤️
Kaylee Aldridge
Kaylee Aldridge 3 months ago
hellaaaa respect for him what an amazing father
Kayla Monroe
Kayla Monroe 3 months ago
💖💖💖💖
Cyril Moore
Cyril Moore 3 months ago
Ebony Lamb
Ebony Lamb 3 months ago
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
Much respect DWade Love your kids unconditionally
Josh Witte
Josh Witte 3 months ago
Gender identity has nothing to do with sexuality...
Smooch💋OKC
Smooch💋OKC 3 months ago
Wonderful parents to allow Zaya to be HER
The murrkenn Family
The murrkenn Family 3 months ago
I wish my dad was as accepting as this 😢
NikkiSiixx
NikkiSiixx 3 months ago
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.
john anderson
john anderson 3 months ago
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!!!
Neil Robson
Neil Robson 3 months ago
Their family is so pure!!! I adore the love they show the world
James Wynn
James Wynn 3 months ago
The lesson is this Love Your Child unconditionally, It is their life,Love is always the answer
Pooh Mitchell
Pooh Mitchell 3 months ago
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.
ally
ally 3 months ago
10/10 dad
shae vlogs
shae vlogs 3 months ago
this is beautiful❤❤
iPhone
iPhone 3 months ago
Very nice Ellen 😊🤗
Lily Magana
Lily Magana 3 months ago
Ellen basically opened this video up with exactly what I was going to say. Every parent should support their child. loving your child unconditionally is what parents do.
Krizel's Hustle
Krizel's Hustle 3 months ago
*I hope every parent are so loving and supportive of their children, irregardless of their gender*
Sorry but it true
Sorry but it true 3 months ago
D Wade is a beast on and off the court.✊🏼
Sam
Sam 3 months ago
Im a huge fan of this man for raising his child with respect. 💕
Mia Renee’s “LIVINGROOMTALK”
The support of this family is through the roof ❤️ #UnconditionalLove
Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez 3 months ago
Such good parenting.
DatBoiiHenry
DatBoiiHenry 3 months ago
my guy wade🙏🐐🐐
Jessica Joseph
Jessica Joseph 3 months ago
Never stop love your child for who they’re , all they need is loveee!.
Samara B
Samara B 3 months ago
I was mad at first and after listening to this I'm happy for what they did for her. Their parenting skills are the best and I respect them for that decision.
Lisha Brown
Lisha Brown 3 months ago
Great great great father 🙏🏼 blessings 💞
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