UPDATE: On December 30, Dwyane confirmed that he did father a son with a woman who is not his fiance, Gabrielle Union. "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, the Sun Sentinel reports. The basketball player added that his young son is about a month old.
(Original story: December 30) Gabrielle Union and her boyfriend since 2009, NBA star Dwyane Wade, announced their engagement on December 21. The celebrity couple recently shared a family Christmas card featuring his sons Zion and Zaire, as well as Dwayne’s nephew Dahveon Morris, whom he is raising.
Now, it turns out that there’s that there’s one more boy in the picture! Entertainment Tonight reports that Dwayne fathered a baby boy with a woman while he and Gabrielle were on a break.
A source close to the couple tells the site that Dwayne recently spent time with his infant son, whose mother he has known “for many years.” ET adds that Dwayne and Gabrielle have worked through the issue privately as a couple.
In other words, no way this news is bringing the couple’s engagement to a halt. ET’s source says Dwayne and Gabrielle are still completely committed to spending the rest of their lives together, and plan to get married in September.
The source maintains that Dwayne takes fatherhood very seriously, and he fully intends to be a responsible father to his infant son. The Miami Heat player is very committed to the three boys he’s already raising, and this new son will be taken care of, too.
Gabrielle hasn’t addressed the news publicly yet, but she tweeted on December 30, “The goal is NOT perfection...The goal is to be whole.” She added, “Workin on ME has gotten me MUCH further than obsessing/criticizing/judging other folks. U never lose when u work on yourself.”
Source: Entertainment Tonight