The Christmas season brought the news that Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union were engaged to be married. And now, it has also brought a baby into their lives, except that the baby’s mother isn’t Union. It seems Dwyane Wade fathered a child with another woman while he and Union were on a “break.”
According to the New York Daily News, the Miami Heat star became a father for the third time over the summer. There has been no information on the identity of the woman, but sources told Entertainment Tonight that it was someone Wade has known for years. He has visited his newborn son and the mother. Union was also aware of the child before she got engaged to Wade, and that was what they had to work through in order to get back together.
In an interview with Essence magazine, Union stated that she and Wade were dealing with not being there for each other and decided to take a break over the summer. Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade went on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and stated that he and Union were broken up at the time. He said the reason they broke up was because of Union’s busy schedule and his frustration of playing through his injuries. But, it seems the bigger reason was the child. After finding out that Wade got another woman pregnant, Union reportedly was very upset and kept her space from Wade.
After the news hit that Dwyane Wade fathered a child with another woman, Twitter seemed to gang up on Union and said that karma was coming back to bite her. When Wade and Union started dating in 2009, she was accused of being a home wrecker because Wade was still married to Siohvaughn Funches, his high school sweetheart and the mother of his first two children.
He filed for divorce from Funches in 2007, and it was finalized in 2010. Since then, Wade and Union have been going about their lives, with Wade winning championships with the Miami Heat and Union standing proudly at his side. She even got another ring from Wade a couple of months back when he gave her a Miami Heat 2013 NBA Championship ring.
But after all of the negativity targeted at Union on Twitter today, she responded back with a series of tweets.
So far, it seems that Union and Wade are a united front, sending out Christmas cards that state “from the Wade-Union family.” And Dwyane Wade has been vocal about being a good father, writing a book about his struggles raising his kids as a single parent. He has also taken on raising his nephew and has been named to President Obama’s Fatherhood Task Force. Union also stated in the magazine that living with four males has made her realize how important family is to her, and she is eager to have kids of her own.
Right now it seems that they have worked through this major struggle in their relationship. But, only time will tell if they will get married, reportedly in September of next year. Many women may not be as forgiving as Union is, and being a celebrity, the glare will be bright on both of them for a long time. Now that the world knows Dwyane Wade fathered a child with another woman, people will be watching to see if he and Union can go the distance or call it quits.
By Renayle Fink