Surprise! Dwayne Wade has a third child
Calm down. Gabrielle Union knew about this before we did.
Nevertheless, Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade fathered a third son during a brief split from new fiancee Union earlier this year, Entertainment Tonight reports.
It’s okay, though… They were on a break!
The 41-year-old Bring It On star knew about the baby before the couple’s recent engagement, and the two have worked through this, obv, because they’re getting hitched in September. We’re sure that 8.5 carat cushion-cut diamond didn’t hurt Wade’s cause, either.
Wade, 31, takes parenthood seriously, seeing as how he took part in President Barack Obama’s Fatherhood Task Force and wrote the New York Times bestseller A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball. Wade fought long and hard for custody of his two sons with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches and is raising his nephew as well.
The basketball star reportedly has known the child’s mother for years and recently visited with his new son.
Wade opened up to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in September about his split from Union: “Celebrity relationships [are] very hard,” he said. “This was a big year for us and our relationship from the standpoint of she was shooting her show Being Mary Jane, going most of the year. I was dealing with my injuries, trying to win a championship, so we kinda took a step back.
“We supported each other ... but at the end of the day we came back together and [said], 'Listen, we want to continue this, we want to continue to try to get better each day,’ and she’s been with me, and I’ve been with her all summer long. We’re going strong now."
From the looks of their behind-the-scenes holiday family photoshoot video (that’s a thing people do, apparently), they’re in a good place. So hooray for them.
Now you can watch it at tinyurl.com/ArentTheyPerfect while developing perplexing feelings about your own family holiday shoot, which we naturally assume entailed a food stain or several as well children kicking, screaming and being generally abusive to one another.