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.


  • Lilllice
    Lilllice27 өдрийн өмнө

    It absolutely baffles me that this guy is out here loving his child and supporting her, and that people feel the need to criticize him for that. Shame on all of you. I can only hope that you all see how wrong you've been in the future and feel remorse for the hatred you have spread over something you do not understand. Thanks for having him on, Ellen.

  • Manik Kreator
    Manik KreatorСарын өмнө

    I respect this man so much.

  • carla cody
    carla codyСарын өмнө

    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!

    LOSTNOTFOUNDСарын өмнө

    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

  • Over It
    Over ItСарын өмнө

    She she she she she she she she

  • Jbsayzwhat
    JbsayzwhatСарын өмнө

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

  • Chester Wilson Jr.
    Chester Wilson Jr.Сарын өмнө

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

  • Zakiya Wiltz
    Zakiya WiltzСарын өмнө

    So Amazing❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Stephanie Castillo
    Stephanie CastilloСарын өмнө

    He’s the best father hands on 🙌🏻

  • Angel Perez
    Angel PerezСарын өмнө

    bro, no cap, that jacket is straight fire

    KAHZI UP NEXTСарын өмнө

    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

  • Lehlohonolo Tsolo
    Lehlohonolo TsoloСарын өмнө


  • seeni gzty
    seeni gztyСарын өмнө


  • Austin Rodriguez
    Austin RodriguezСарын өмнө

    Great dad seems like a smart guy not just hoops

  • Joy Blue
    Joy BlueСарын өмнө

    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

  • opzz xsin
    opzz xsinСарын өмнө

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

  • Daysha Moore
    Daysha MooreСарын өмнө

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

  • Gwen30
    Gwen30Сарын өмнө

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

  • j m
    j mСарын өмнө

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

  • Miaya
    MiayaСарын өмнө

    I love this 😍😍❤️❤️❤️

  • Hammer63
    Hammer63Сарын өмнө

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

  • Wolvez Lionz
    Wolvez LionzСарын өмнө


  • Marina Desiree
    Marina DesireeСарын өмнө

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

  • Pauline Bhalai
    Pauline BhalaiСарын өмнө

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

  • just me
    just meСарын өмнө

    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

  • Lil Nip
    Lil NipСарын өмнө

    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

  • Makeda Phillips
    Makeda PhillipsСарын өмнө

    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.

  • Ashleyjusto29
    Ashleyjusto29Сарын өмнө

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

  • Tiffany Zaman
    Tiffany ZamanСарын өмнө

    amazing 😭

  • joan kearns
    joan kearnsСарын өмнө

    Good parents!

  • Naomie J
    Naomie JСарын өмнө

    I’m surprised the comments are on.

  • Khalil Brim
    Khalil BrimСарын өмнө

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

    MANUEL ESTRADAСарын өмнө

    Great parent support!!! Respect!!!

    AMERICA FIRSTСарын өмнө

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

  • Dream dean dream ‘
    Dream dean dream ‘Сарын өмнө

    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

  • Stream Lottery, You Hoes
    Stream Lottery, You HoesСарын өмнө

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

  • Carmel Latte
    Carmel LatteСарын өмнө

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

  • chosen elite76
    chosen elite76Сарын өмнө

    Is it ok for me to disagree?

  • Brady80
    Brady80Сарын өмнө

    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.

  • Morgana Moonshard
    Morgana MoonshardСарын өмнө

    As a Transwoman I wish I had parents like them.

  • Secret Admirer
    Secret AdmirerСарын өмнө

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

  • Robert Williams
    Robert WilliamsСарын өмнө


  • Sheldon Conk
    Sheldon ConkСарын өмнө

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

  • Dsgb Georgiaboy
    Dsgb GeorgiaboyСарын өмнө

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

  • Cyber Boy
    Cyber BoyСарын өмнө

    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

  • Jay Li
    Jay LiСарын өмнө

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

  • J
    JСарын өмнө

    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.

  • Naomi Meme
    Naomi MemeСарын өмнө

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

  • Syani Rose
    Syani RoseСарын өмнө

    I love that her family don’t judge her ❤️

  • Mellie Pierce
    Mellie PierceСарын өмнө

    What a great father, his children are so lucky

  • Jeffrey Colon
    Jeffrey ColonСарын өмнө


  • Dario Hall
    Dario HallСарын өмнө

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

  • SOB Hijo
    SOB HijoСарын өмнө

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

  • Juicytribe
    JuicytribeСарын өмнө

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

  • Kaylee Aldridge
    Kaylee AldridgeСарын өмнө

    hellaaaa respect for him what an amazing father

  • Kayla Monroe
    Kayla MonroeСарын өмнө


  • Cyril Moore
    Cyril MooreСарын өмнө

  • Ebony Lamb
    Ebony LambСарын өмнө

    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!

  • Raji Abdul Shabaaz Abbar
    Raji Abdul Shabaaz AbbarСарын өмнө

    Much respect DWade Love your kids unconditionally

  • Josh Witte
    Josh WitteСарын өмнө

    Gender identity has nothing to do with sexuality...

  • Smooch💋OKC
    Smooch💋OKCСарын өмнө

    Wonderful parents to allow Zaya to be HER

  • The murrkenn Family
    The murrkenn FamilyСарын өмнө

    I wish my dad was as accepting as this 😢

  • NikkiSiixx
    NikkiSiixxСарын өмнө

    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.

  • john anderson
    john andersonСарын өмнө

    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!!!

  • Neil Robson
    Neil RobsonСарын өмнө

    Their family is so pure!!! I adore the love they show the world

  • James Wynn
    James WynnСарын өмнө

    The lesson is this Love Your Child unconditionally, It is their life,Love is always the answer

  • Pooh Mitchell
    Pooh MitchellСарын өмнө

    There thousands of parents of gay kids who love their children.Thousands D wade just famous and on Ellen. No need for a ceremony. Like one of the commenters said to each is own.

  • ally
    allyСарын өмнө

    10/10 dad

  • shae vlogs
    shae vlogsСарын өмнө

    this is beautiful❤❤

  • freshavacodo
    freshavacodoСарын өмнө

    Very nice Ellen 😊🤗

  • Lily Magana
    Lily MaganaСарын өмнө

    Ellen basically opened this video up with exactly what I was going to say. Every parent should support their child. loving your child unconditionally is what parents do.

  • Krizel's Hustle
    Krizel's HustleСарын өмнө

    *I hope every parent are so loving and supportive of their children, irregardless of their gender*

  • Ralph3210
    Ralph3210Сарын өмнө

    D Wade is a beast on and off the court.✊🏼

  • Sam
    SamСарын өмнө

    Im a huge fan of this man for raising his child with respect. 💕

  • Mia Renee’s “LIVINGROOMTALK”
    Mia Renee’s “LIVINGROOMTALK”Сарын өмнө

    The support of this family is through the roof ❤️ #UnconditionalLove

  • Jose Hernandez
    Jose HernandezСарын өмнө

    Such good parenting.

  • DatBoiiHenry
    DatBoiiHenryСарын өмнө

    my guy wade🙏🐐🐐

  • Jessica Joseph
    Jessica JosephСарын өмнө

    Never stop love your child for who they’re , all they need is loveee!.

  • Samara B
    Samara BСарын өмнө

    I was mad at first and after listening to this I'm happy for what they did for her. Their parenting skills are the best and I respect them for that decision.

  • Lisha Brown
    Lisha BrownСарын өмнө

    Great great great father 🙏🏼 blessings 💞