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

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.


  1. Manik Kreator

    Manik Kreatorپیش 6 روز

    I respect this man so much.

  2. carla cody

    carla codyپیش 7 روز

    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!


    LOSTNOTFOUNDپیش 8 روز

    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

  4. Over It

    Over Itپیش 8 روز

    She she she she she she she she

  5. Jbsayzwhat

    Jbsayzwhatپیش 9 روز

    I respect him for being a super suportive of what his child tells him

  6. Chester Wilson Jr.

    Chester Wilson Jr.پیش 9 روز

    salute to Dwayne Wade 12 year old child for deciding to be their self I'm happy

  7. Zakiya Wiltz

    Zakiya Wiltzپیش 9 روز

    So Amazing❤️❤️❤️❤️

  8. Stephanie Castillo

    Stephanie Castilloپیش 9 روز

    He’s the best father hands on 🙌🏻

  9. Angel Perez

    Angel Perezپیش 9 روز

    bro, no cap, that jacket is straight fire

  10. cyro yoboy

    cyro yoboyپیش 10 روز

    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

  11. Lehlohonolo Tsolo

    Lehlohonolo Tsoloپیش 12 روز


  12. seeni gzty

    seeni gztyپیش 12 روز


  13. Austin Rodriguez

    Austin Rodriguezپیش 14 روز

    Great dad seems like a smart guy not just hoops

  14. Joy Blue

    Joy Blueپیش 15 روز

    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

  15. opzz xsin

    opzz xsinپیش 15 روز

    My only thought watching this was “Wow, he spoke so eloquently and with so much love”.

  16. Daysha Moore

    Daysha Mooreپیش 15 روز

    I'm am completely shook his love and support is unreal.

  17. Gwen30

    Gwen30پیش 15 روز

    Thank goodness for you loving your child Dwyane!!! Miss you on the court man! God bless you and your family.

  18. j m

    j mپیش 15 روز

    Growing up, Dwyane Wade was my hero. Today he has shown me why he’s still my hero.

  19. Miaya

    Miayaپیش 15 روز

    I love this 😍😍❤️❤️❤️

  20. Hammer63

    Hammer63پیش 15 روز

    Everyone is forgetting that the number one job of a parent is to LOVE and CARE for your CHILD! End of story!

  21. Wolvez Lionz

    Wolvez Lionzپیش 15 روز


  22. Marina Desiree

    Marina Desireeپیش 15 روز

    This is probably the most mature way I've seen this situation handled.. Absolutely beautiful parenting and human interaction!!

  23. Pauline Bhalai

    Pauline Bhalaiپیش 15 روز

    DWad3 was always my favorite player not because he was great but because of the respect he as for himself and others!

  24. just me

    just meپیش 15 روز

    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

  25. Lil Nip

    Lil Nipپیش 15 روز

    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

  26. Makeda Phillips

    Makeda Phillipsپیش 15 روز

    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.

  27. Ashleyjusto29

    Ashleyjusto29پیش 15 روز

    Keep Zaya safe and away from the internet for as long as you can 🙏🏼

  28. Tiffany Zaman

    Tiffany Zamanپیش 15 روز

    amazing 😭

  29. joan kearns

    joan kearnsپیش 15 روز

    Good parents!

  30. Naomie J

    Naomie Jپیش 15 روز

    I’m surprised the comments are on.

  31. Khalil Brim

    Khalil Brimپیش 15 روز

    Lots of people are mad because they didn’t have a dad like this


    MANUEL ESTRADAپیش 15 روز

    Great parent support!!! Respect!!!


    AMERICA FIRSTپیش 15 روز

    Good for you Dwayne. Love your child no matter what.

  34. Dream dean dream ‘

    Dream dean dream ‘پیش 15 روز

    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

  35. SZNS DJ

    SZNS DJپیش 15 روز

    Idk who they r but so glad he supports her. 💘

  36. Carmel Latte

    Carmel Latteپیش 15 روز

    Definition of a Classic Man. ✊🏾💪🏽🙌🏽

  37. chosen elite76

    chosen elite76پیش 16 روز

    Is it ok for me to disagree?

  38. Brady80

    Brady80پیش 16 روز

    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.

  39. Morgana Moonshard

    Morgana Moonshardپیش 16 روز

    As a Transwoman I wish I had parents like them.

  40. Secret Admirer

    Secret Admirerپیش 16 روز

    This was really needed a famous black family standing up for the LGBQT community

  41. Robert Williams

    Robert Williamsپیش 16 روز


  42. Sheldon Conk

    Sheldon Conkپیش 16 روز

    This shit is regular. He’s a great Father.

  43. Dsgb Georgiaboy

    Dsgb Georgiaboyپیش 16 روز

    At the end of the day its his family their choices doesnt affect my life

  44. Cyber Boy

    Cyber Boyپیش 16 روز

    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

  45. Jay Li

    Jay Liپیش 16 روز

    if you will not love and support your child unconditionally..... DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN

  46. J

    Jپیش 16 روز

    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.

  47. Naomi Meme

    Naomi Memeپیش 16 روز

    Not my life not my concern. Its HIS child and their life..do what makes you happy 🙂

  48. Syani Rose

    Syani Roseپیش 16 روز

    I love that her family don’t judge her ❤️

  49. Mellie Pierce

    Mellie Pierceپیش 16 روز

    What a great father, his children are so lucky

  50. Jeffrey Colon

    Jeffrey Colonپیش 16 روز


  51. Dario Hall

    Dario Hallپیش 16 روز

    Raise your kids how you want and love your kids support them

  52. SOB Hijo

    SOB Hijoپیش 16 روز

    All his kids look just like him that’s brazy their like twins

  53. Juicytribe

    Juicytribeپیش 16 روز

    I Wonder if Ellen ever reads our comments . Her soul is so beautiful ❤️

  54. sonny atcheson

    sonny atchesonپیش 16 روز

    Does insurance pay for gender surgery

  55. Kaylee Aldridge

    Kaylee Aldridgeپیش 16 روز

    hellaaaa respect for him what an amazing father

  56. Kayla Monroe

    Kayla Monroeپیش 16 روز


  57. Cyril Moore

    Cyril Mooreپیش 16 روز

  58. Ebony Lamb

    Ebony Lambپیش 16 روز

    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!

  59. Raji Abdul Shabaaz Abbar

    Raji Abdul Shabaaz Abbarپیش 16 روز

    Much respect DWade Love your kids unconditionally

  60. Josh Witte

    Josh Witteپیش 16 روز

    Gender identity has nothing to do with sexuality...