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. Lehlohonolo Tsolo

    Lehlohonolo Tsolo2 ditë më parë


  2. seeni gzty

    seeni gzty2 ditë më parë


  3. Austin Rodriguez

    Austin Rodriguez4 ditë më parë

    Great dad seems like a smart guy not just hoops

  4. Joy Blue

    Joy Blue5 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

  5. opzz xsin

    opzz xsin5 ditë më parë

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

  6. Daysha Moore

    Daysha Moore5 ditë më parë

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

  7. Gwen30

    Gwen305 ditë më parë

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

  8. j m

    j m5 ditë më parë

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

  9. Miaya

    Miaya5 ditë më parë

    I love this 😍😍❤️❤️❤️

  10. Hammer63

    Hammer635 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!

  11. Wolvez Lionz

    Wolvez Lionz5 ditë më parë


  12. Rianne Winter

    Rianne Winter5 ditë më parë

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

  13. Pauline Bhalai

    Pauline Bhalai5 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!

  14. just me

    just me5 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

  15. Lil Nip

    Lil Nip5 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

  16. Makeda Phillips

    Makeda Phillips5 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.

  17. Ashleyjusto29

    Ashleyjusto295 ditë më parë

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

  18. Tiffany Zaman

    Tiffany Zaman5 ditë më parë

    amazing 😭

  19. joan kearns

    joan kearns5 ditë më parë

    Good parents!

  20. Naomie J

    Naomie J5 ditë më parë

    I’m surprised the comments are on.

  21. Khalil Brim

    Khalil Brim6 ditë më parë

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


    MANUEL ESTRADA6 ditë më parë

    Great parent support!!! Respect!!!


    AMERICA FIRST6 ditë më parë

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

  24. Dream dean dream ‘

    Dream dean dream ‘6 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

  25. SZNS DJ

    SZNS DJ6 ditë më parë

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

  26. Carmel Latte

    Carmel Latte6 ditë më parë

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

  27. chosen elite76

    chosen elite766 ditë më parë

    Is it ok for me to disagree?

  28. Brady80

    Brady806 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.

  29. Morgana Moonshard

    Morgana Moonshard6 ditë më parë

    As a Transwoman I wish I had parents like them.

  30. Secret Admirer

    Secret Admirer6 ditë më parë

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

  31. Robert Williams

    Robert Williams6 ditë më parë


  32. Sheldon Conk

    Sheldon Conk6 ditë më parë

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

  33. Dsgb Georgiaboy

    Dsgb Georgiaboy6 ditë më parë

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

  34. Cyber Boy

    Cyber Boy6 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

  35. Jay Li

    Jay Li6 ditë më parë

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

  36. J

    J6 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.

  37. Naomi Meme

    Naomi Meme6 ditë më parë

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

  38. Syani Rose

    Syani Rose6 ditë më parë

    I love that her family don’t judge her ❤️

  39. Mellie Pierce

    Mellie Pierce6 ditë më parë

    What a great father, his children are so lucky

  40. Jeffrey Colon

    Jeffrey Colon6 ditë më parë


  41. Dario Hall

    Dario Hall6 ditë më parë

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

  42. SOB Hijo

    SOB Hijo6 ditë më parë

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

  43. Juicytribe

    Juicytribe6 ditë më parë

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

  44. sonny atcheson

    sonny atcheson6 ditë më parë

    Does insurance pay for gender surgery

  45. Kaylee Aldridge

    Kaylee Aldridge6 ditë më parë

    hellaaaa respect for him what an amazing father

  46. Kayla Monroe

    Kayla Monroe6 ditë më parë


  47. Cyril Moore

    Cyril Moore6 ditë më parë

  48. Ebony Lamb

    Ebony Lamb6 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!

  49. Raji Abdul Shabaaz Abbar

    Raji Abdul Shabaaz Abbar6 ditë më parë

    Much respect DWade Love your kids unconditionally

  50. Josh Witte

    Josh Witte6 ditë më parë

    Gender identity has nothing to do with sexuality...

  51. Smooch💋OKC

    Smooch💋OKC6 ditë më parë

    Wonderful parents to allow Zaya to be HER

  52. The murrkenn Family

    The murrkenn Family6 ditë më parë

    I wish my dad was as accepting as this 😢

  53. NikkiSiixx

    NikkiSiixx6 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.

  54. john anderson

    john anderson6 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!!!

  55. Neil Robson

    Neil Robson6 ditë më parë

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

  56. James Wynn

    James Wynn6 ditë më parë

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

  57. Pooh Mitchell

    Pooh Mitchell6 ditë më parë

    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.

  58. ally

    ally6 ditë më parë

    10/10 dad

  59. shae vlogs

    shae vlogs6 ditë më parë

    this is beautiful❤❤

  60. The Dragon Drink Is The Best Drink At Starbucks

    The Dragon Drink Is The Best Drink At Starbucks6 ditë më parë

    Very nice Ellen 😊🤗