Remember the time when Gabrielle Union and her now-fiancé Dwyane Wade went on a “break” right before he popped the big question? It turns out that during the time, the 32-year-old NBA star managed to father a son as a result from a short-lived affair with former flame that he knew “for many years.” Gasp. Well, it was only a matter of time till we got to meet the little tyke, and we have to admit, he’s a cutie!
Click here to see photos of Dwyane Wade’s six-month-old son!
Meet Xavier Zechariah Wade — who was born just six weeks before the Miami Heat shooting guard proposed to Gabrielle. Dwyane confirmed that he is in fact Xavier’s father during a press conference back in December of 2013.
"I had a time, a part in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life, having a son that was born healthy," he said during a press conference, according to the Sun Sentinel.
"This is something that my family knows and my now-fianceé worked through when we got back together, and understood that we wanted to continue our lives together and continue supporting our family and we're going to do that. That's what I've always done," he added.
Although Gabrielle hasn’t directly addressed the news of Dwyane new son, but the 41-year-old recently said in an interview with TV Guide that she is fully dedicated in working at both her relationship and soon-to-be marriage.
"Some of us put more work into choosing the right therapist than choosing the right guy," she said. "Nobody talks about the work — the really hard work — that goes into marriage." We’re glad to hear that these two lovebirds are making things work!
In case you needed a refresher, Dwyane is also a father to his two sons, Zion and Zaire, as well as his nephew Dahveon Morris, whom he is raising. We have no doubt that Dwyane will be just a dedicated father to Xavier!