Dwyane Wade opened-up about his daughter and told talk show host Ellen that Zaya Wade identifies herself as transgender. He and current wife Gabrielle Union think of themselves as proud parents and allies of the LGBTQ community. Wade shared his thoughts on the Ellen Degeneres Show. He shares the daughter with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches.
What did Dwyane Wade tell Ellen about Zaya Wade?
Former basketball player Dwyane Wade is not keeping daughter Zaya Wade’s identity a secret anymore.
Zion, born as a boy, came home and said, ‘Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward I am ready to live my truth. I want to be referenced as ‘she’ and ‘her.’ I would love for you guys to call me Zaya.
Ex-NBA basketball player was seen sharing the news that former son Zion is now Zaya, in Ellen Show’s latest offering. Dwyane Wade(ex Miami Heat basketball player) also said that he and his current wife consider themselves supporters of the LGBTQ community.
Me and my wife, my wife Gabrielle Union…we are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community and we’re proud allies as well. We take our roles and responsibility as parents very seriously.
Who is Zaya Wade?
Zaya, previously known as Zion is the daughter of Dwyane Wade(professional NBA basketball player) and ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches. She became “the news” when her father told the world about her new identity as Transgender, on the Ellen Show.
Dwyane Wade’s daughter Zaya thinks her coming out as Transgender is liberating. In a video shared by mother Gabrielle, she can be seen talking about the subject.
What’s the point of living on Earth if you’re trying to be someone you’re not. It feels amazing to look at yourself in the mirror and say; ‘Hi. Nice to meet you’. I mean, I feel like it’s very worth it, when you reach that point of like, ‘YOURSELF’.
What she said has a deeper meaning and I think it applies to everyone. We should learn to accept who we are, rather than striving to become someone we can never be.