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. Jbsayzwhat

    Jbsayzwhat2 ditë më parë

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

  2. Chester Wilson Jr.

    Chester Wilson Jr.2 ditë më parë

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

  3. Zakiya Wiltz

    Zakiya Wiltz2 ditë më parë

    So Amazing❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. Stephanie Castillo

    Stephanie Castillo2 ditë më parë

    He’s the best father hands on 🙌🏻

  5. Angel Perez

    Angel Perez3 ditë më parë

    bro, no cap, that jacket is straight fire


    KAHZI UP NEXT3 ditë më parë

    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

  7. Lehlohonolo Tsolo

    Lehlohonolo Tsolo6 ditë më parë


  8. seeni gzty

    seeni gzty6 ditë më parë


  9. Austin Rodriguez

    Austin Rodriguez7 ditë më parë

    Great dad seems like a smart guy not just hoops

  10. Joy Blue

    Joy Blue8 ditë më parë

    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

  11. opzz xsin

    opzz xsin8 ditë më parë

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

  12. Daysha Moore

    Daysha Moore8 ditë më parë

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

  13. Gwen30

    Gwen308 ditë më parë

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

  14. j m

    j m9 ditë më parë

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

  15. Miaya

    Miaya9 ditë më parë

    I love this 😍😍❤️❤️❤️

  16. Hammer63

    Hammer639 ditë më parë

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

  17. Wolvez Lionz

    Wolvez Lionz9 ditë më parë


  18. Marina Desiree

    Marina Desiree9 ditë më parë

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

  19. Pauline Bhalai

    Pauline Bhalai9 ditë më parë

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

  20. just me

    just me9 ditë më parë

    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

  21. Lil Nip

    Lil Nip9 ditë më parë

    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

  22. Makeda Phillips

    Makeda Phillips9 ditë më parë

    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.

  23. Ashleyjusto29

    Ashleyjusto299 ditë më parë

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

  24. Tiffany Zaman

    Tiffany Zaman9 ditë më parë

    amazing 😭

  25. joan kearns

    joan kearns9 ditë më parë

    Good parents!

  26. Naomie J

    Naomie J9 ditë më parë

    I’m surprised the comments are on.

  27. Khalil Brim

    Khalil Brim9 ditë më parë

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


    MANUEL ESTRADA9 ditë më parë

    Great parent support!!! Respect!!!


    AMERICA FIRST9 ditë më parë

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

  30. Dream dean dream ‘

    Dream dean dream ‘9 ditë më parë

    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

  31. SZNS DJ

    SZNS DJ9 ditë më parë

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

  32. Carmel Latte

    Carmel Latte9 ditë më parë

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

  33. chosen elite76

    chosen elite769 ditë më parë

    Is it ok for me to disagree?

  34. Brady80

    Brady809 ditë më parë

    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.

  35. Morgana Moonshard

    Morgana Moonshard9 ditë më parë

    As a Transwoman I wish I had parents like them.

  36. Secret Admirer

    Secret Admirer9 ditë më parë

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

  37. Robert Williams

    Robert Williams9 ditë më parë


  38. Sheldon Conk

    Sheldon Conk9 ditë më parë

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

  39. Dsgb Georgiaboy

    Dsgb Georgiaboy9 ditë më parë

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

  40. Cyber Boy

    Cyber Boy9 ditë më parë

    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

  41. Jay Li

    Jay Li9 ditë më parë

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

  42. J

    J9 ditë më parë

    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.

  43. Naomi Meme

    Naomi Meme9 ditë më parë

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

  44. Syani Rose

    Syani Rose9 ditë më parë

    I love that her family don’t judge her ❤️

  45. Mellie Pierce

    Mellie Pierce9 ditë më parë

    What a great father, his children are so lucky

  46. Jeffrey Colon

    Jeffrey Colon9 ditë më parë


  47. Dario Hall

    Dario Hall9 ditë më parë

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

  48. SOB Hijo

    SOB Hijo9 ditë më parë

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

  49. Juicytribe

    Juicytribe9 ditë më parë

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

  50. sonny atcheson

    sonny atcheson9 ditë më parë

    Does insurance pay for gender surgery

  51. Kaylee Aldridge

    Kaylee Aldridge9 ditë më parë

    hellaaaa respect for him what an amazing father

  52. Kayla Monroe

    Kayla Monroe9 ditë më parë


  53. Cyril Moore

    Cyril Moore9 ditë më parë

  54. Ebony Lamb

    Ebony Lamb9 ditë më parë

    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!

  55. Raji Abdul Shabaaz Abbar

    Raji Abdul Shabaaz Abbar9 ditë më parë

    Much respect DWade Love your kids unconditionally

  56. Josh Witte

    Josh Witte9 ditë më parë

    Gender identity has nothing to do with sexuality...

  57. Smooch💋OKC

    Smooch💋OKC9 ditë më parë

    Wonderful parents to allow Zaya to be HER

  58. The murrkenn Family

    The murrkenn Family9 ditë më parë

    I wish my dad was as accepting as this 😢

  59. NikkiSiixx

    NikkiSiixx9 ditë më parë

    What a good man. Wish there was more hearts and genuineity (if that's a word 😄) like him in this world. God bless her for speaking her truth. We need to start teaching our children to be a vessel such as this young child.

  60. john anderson

    john anderson9 ditë më parë

    Good on ya Dwyane!!! I think your second act is going to be better than your first one... Hall of Fame basketball career... continue to lead by example... THANK YOU!!!