The Wade family got each other’s backs, and it’s a beautiful thing to see. Yesterday (Feb.11), Dwyane Wade revealed to Ellen that his 12-year-old will now identify as a female and will be called Zaya. Now her big brother Zaire is showing support for his sister.
The bubbling basketball star is letting his sister know that he will continue to have her back no matter what expressing his feelings in a touching Instagram post.
“I have been blessed to have my best friend, Zaya with me for 12 years. We did everything together…we fought, we played, we laughed and we cried. But the one thing we never did was leave each other behind,” the caption reads. “I don’t care what they think Z, you are my best friend and I love you kid, and if it means anything, just know there’s no love lost on this side.”
The strong bond between the two siblings is nothing new, and neither is the support for Zaya’s journey since coming out as LGBTQ member. Zaire attended the Miami pride parade with his stepmom, Gabrielle Union, in support of Zaya. Of course, there are those out there hating on young Zaya and the Wade family’s support of her transition.
But Twitter is not having it and showing that love will always trump hate and are firmly standing behind Zaya and the rest of the Wade family. Count us in as well, and shoutout to D.Wade who is showing what it means to be a #Girldad. You can peep the reactions in the gallery below.
Photo: Bobby Metelus / Getty
Big Brother Vibes: Zaire Wade Writes Heartfelt IG Post To His Sister Zaya, Twitter Also Shows Support was originally published on hiphopwired.com
Y’all really wanted D Wade to say fuck you to his 12 year old child, huh https://t.co/m7NC67d31i— Jaleel • Graphic + Web Design (@JaleelSpeaQs) February 12, 2020
Salute to D Wade for providing a healthy space for his children. The trauma of people growing up having to lie about who they are is hella damaging, and the evidence shows RIGHT here on this timeline.— Slevin Kelevra (@DrunkUncTony) February 12, 2020
So proud of D.Wade, not for accepting his trans child, because that is what every parent should do, but for being an example in his community as a hyper-masculine male basketball player & black man, loving & supporting his queer child out loud. ❤️— OZZY (@ozzyetomi) February 12, 2020
Niggas really want D Wade to hate his own child lmao— INV1NC1BLE🦍 (@TraFromDurham) February 12, 2020
D wade ain’t pushing a hidden agenda, he’s just loving his child in the best way he sees fit. Shut y’all asses up lol— Mobilian. (@TheBuddyJames) February 12, 2020
Seeing the way Gabrielle Union and D Wade love their Black Queer child publicly is beautiful. Black Queer children deserve that. And they are setting an example and also giving people language on a national level.— B (@BlakeDontCrack) February 12, 2020
Unfollowing people whose feathers are ruffled over D.Wade’s son and how he chooses to identify.— EASTside Neek (@NiqueP__) February 12, 2020
You can’t come on the TL complaining your parents don’t understand/accept you for who you are, then say if you were a parent D Wade’s position you’re not letting your child be who they are. Bunch of misyanning— Chef Goyardee (@E_Nairaa) February 12, 2020
It’s crazy D wade getting all this heat for accepting his kid....— Keep it 2 Virgil’s (@ItsHandsomeJ) February 12, 2020
Y’all so mad at D. Wade for loving his child UNCONDITIONALLY! & that’s sad🤷🏽♀️— Baybay🖤 (@OnlyBaybay) February 12, 2020
It’s Sad How Many Grown Men Are Having A Fit About How D. Wade Is Raising His Child .. You Don’t Have To Like It Or Agree With It Only Thing You Can Do Is Make Sure You There For Yours & Keep It Moving ..— DJ Pretty Boy Tank (@DJPrettyBoyTank) February 12, 2020
Every time D. Wade says something about his daughter, y'all get on this app and remind all of us why many people shouldn't be parents. Y'all continue to show that you don't have the range lol or the tolerance and ability to love children unconditionally— Devin✨ (@dev_nicolee) February 11, 2020