Dwyane Wade’s Candid Talk About Supporting His 12-Year-Old's Gender Identity

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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.




11 févr. 2020




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Lillie Il y a 6 mois
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 Kreator Il y a 7 mois
I respect this man so much.
Carla Cody
Carla Cody Il y a 7 mois
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!
LOSTNOTFOUND Il y a 7 mois
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 It Il y a 7 mois
She she she she she she she she
Jbsayzwhat Il y a 7 mois
I respect him for being a super suportive of what his child tells him
Chester Wilson Jr.
Chester Wilson Jr. Il y a 7 mois
salute to Dwayne Wade 12 year old child for deciding to be their self I'm happy
Zakiya Wiltz
Zakiya Wiltz Il y a 7 mois
So Amazing❤️❤️❤️❤️
Stephanie Castillo
Stephanie Castillo Il y a 7 mois
He’s the best father hands on 🙌🏻
Angel Perez
Angel Perez Il y a 7 mois
bro, no cap, that jacket is straight fire
yotreyz Il y a 7 mois
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 Tsolo Il y a 7 mois
seeni gzty
seeni gzty Il y a 7 mois
Austin Rodriguez
Austin Rodriguez Il y a 7 mois
Great dad seems like a smart guy not just hoops
Joy Blue
Joy Blue Il y a 7 mois
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 xsin Il y a 7 mois
My only thought watching this was “Wow, he spoke so eloquently and with so much love”.
Daysha Moore
Daysha Moore Il y a 7 mois
I'm am completely shook his love and support is unreal.
Gwen30 Il y a 7 mois
Thank goodness for you loving your child Dwyane!!! Miss you on the court man! God bless you and your family.
j Il y a 7 mois
Growing up, Dwyane Wade was my hero. Today he has shown me why he’s still my hero.
Miaya Il y a 7 mois
I love this 😍😍❤️❤️❤️
Hammer63 Il y a 7 mois
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 Lionz Il y a 7 mois
Marina Desiree
Marina Desiree Il y a 7 mois
This is probably the most mature way I've seen this situation handled.. Absolutely beautiful parenting and human interaction!!
Pauline Bhalai
Pauline Bhalai Il y a 7 mois
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 me Il y a 7 mois
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
Prolific Il y a 7 mois
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
Ashleyjusto29 Il y a 7 mois
Keep Zaya safe and away from the internet for as long as you can 🙏🏼
Tiffany Zaman
Tiffany Zaman Il y a 7 mois
amazing 😭
joan kearns
joan kearns Il y a 7 mois
Good parents!
Naomie J
Naomie J Il y a 7 mois
I’m surprised the comments are on.
Khalil Brim
Khalil Brim Il y a 7 mois
Lots of people are mad because they didn’t have a dad like this
MANUEL ESTRADA Il y a 7 mois
Great parent support!!! Respect!!!
AMERICA FIRST Il y a 7 mois
Good for you Dwayne. Love your child no matter what.
Dream dean dream ‘
Dream dean dream ‘ Il y a 7 mois
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
Hayle Fong
Hayle Fong Il y a 7 mois
Idk who they r but so glad he supports her. 💘
Carmel Latte
Carmel Latte Il y a 7 mois
Definition of a Classic Man. ✊🏾💪🏽🙌🏽
chosen elite76
chosen elite76 Il y a 7 mois
Is it ok for me to disagree?
Brady80 Il y a 7 mois
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 Moonshard Il y a 7 mois
As a Transwoman I wish I had parents like them.
Secret Admirer
Secret Admirer Il y a 7 mois
This was really needed a famous black family standing up for the LGBQT community
Robert Williams
Robert Williams Il y a 7 mois
Sheldon Conk
Sheldon Conk Il y a 7 mois
This shit is regular. He’s a great Father.
Marsalis Nelson
Marsalis Nelson Il y a 7 mois
At the end of the day its his family their choices doesnt affect my life
Cyber Boy
Cyber Boy Il y a 7 mois
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 Li Il y a 7 mois
if you will not love and support your child unconditionally..... DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN
J Il y a 7 mois
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 Meme Il y a 7 mois
Not my life not my concern. Its HIS child and their what makes you happy 🙂
Syani Rose
Syani Rose Il y a 7 mois
I love that her family don’t judge her ❤️
Mellie Pierce
Mellie Pierce Il y a 7 mois
What a great father, his children are so lucky
Jeffrey Colon
Jeffrey Colon Il y a 7 mois
Dario Hall
Dario Hall Il y a 7 mois
Raise your kids how you want and love your kids support them
SOB Hijo
SOB Hijo Il y a 7 mois
All his kids look just like him that’s brazy their like twins
JUICY’S PLANET Il y a 7 mois
I Wonder if Ellen ever reads our comments . Her soul is so beautiful ❤️
Kaylee Aldridge
Kaylee Aldridge Il y a 7 mois
hellaaaa respect for him what an amazing father
Kayla Monroe
Kayla Monroe Il y a 7 mois
Ebony Lamb
Ebony Lamb Il y a 7 mois
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
Much respect DWade Love your kids unconditionally
Josh Witte
Josh Witte Il y a 7 mois
Gender identity has nothing to do with sexuality...
Smooch💋OKC Il y a 7 mois
Wonderful parents to allow Zaya to be HER
The murrkenn Family
The murrkenn Family Il y a 7 mois
I wish my dad was as accepting as this 😢
NikkiSiixx Il y a 7 mois
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 anderson Il y a 7 mois
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 Robson Il y a 7 mois
Their family is so pure!!! I adore the love they show the world
James Wynn
James Wynn Il y a 7 mois
The lesson is this Love Your Child unconditionally, It is their life,Love is always the answer
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 Il y a 7 mois
10/10 dad
shae vlogs
shae vlogs Il y a 7 mois
this is beautiful❤❤
dumbblonde Il y a 7 mois
Very nice Ellen 😊🤗
Lily Magana
Lily Magana Il y a 7 mois
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 Hustle Il y a 7 mois
*I hope every parent are so loving and supportive of their children, irregardless of their gender*
enormityTTV Il y a 7 mois
D Wade is a beast on and off the court.✊🏼
Sam Il y a 7 mois
Im a huge fan of this man for raising his child with respect. 💕
The support of this family is through the roof ❤️ #UnconditionalLove
Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez Il y a 7 mois
Such good parenting.
DatBoiiHenry Il y a 7 mois
my guy wade🙏🐐🐐
Jessica Joseph
Jessica Joseph Il y a 7 mois
Never stop love your child for who they’re , all they need is loveee!.
samara B
samara B Il y a 7 mois
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 Brown Il y a 7 mois
Great great great father 🙏🏼 blessings 💞
Timothy Yoon
Timothy Yoon Il y a 7 mois
Pursuite of Happiness whatever that is. Life is too short. Only God can Judge us. We got Radical Christians and Even Christian Pastors condemning as if they are God. A shame.
Rakiyis-Jewell Thomas
Rakiyis-Jewell Thomas Il y a 7 mois
So powerful as a public black family to OPENLY accept and support their daughter. Black Men, please continue to step up. With live, Rakiyis
Soupheast Il y a 7 mois
This would be SUPER difficult for me to do as a father. Much props to D Wade and Gabrielle, um... Union. I've always respected D Wade as a basketball player, leader and Champion, but my level of respect for him has Skyrocketed!
the promise man
the promise man Il y a 7 mois
Ellen is one of the best talk show host on TV right now today
Uy Pinky
Uy Pinky Il y a 7 mois
Love ❤️ and accepance is what we transgenders want thank you for understanding and unconditional love for people who accepts us LGBTQ’s 🏳️‍🌈
Kaylie Kakes
Kaylie Kakes Il y a 7 mois
Love it
Priyanka Lamichhane
Priyanka Lamichhane Il y a 7 mois
Seems like a great dad 👍🏼❤️
Kendyll Hall
Kendyll Hall Il y a 7 mois
Ok I understand wanting to be a transgender but do u really think a 12 year old kid really knows what they want to be without even exploring in the world to find your true self
Darin Hoppe
Darin Hoppe Il y a 7 mois
One doesn't "want" to be transgender (which is an adjective not a noun btw), one is born transgender whether they want to be or not. It's fortunate for Zaya that she has come to that clarity at a young enough age that she doesn't have to experience the struggle of gender identity crisis throughout her teenage years (like many trans people do) and her transition will be much easier as well. It's not about a 12 year old knowing "what they want to be", it's about them knowing who they are, which clearly Zaya does and it's none of your concern to question.
Linds Ryan
Linds Ryan Il y a 7 mois
This is so beautiful omg 😭
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B 2020
B 2020 Il y a 7 mois
this is wonderful to see. It's nice to see a positive story.
Pablo Escobar
Pablo Escobar Il y a 7 mois
Awwwww, this is so amazing to see & here. Always loved d wade♥️♥️♥️♥️love you ziah
Tyrone Whitt
Tyrone Whitt Il y a 7 mois
At first I disliked the video bc I really don't like this topic, but I realized how heartless and inconsiderate that is. Nobody needs to know how I feel about this, you know the saying, "if you don't have anything nice to say don't say it at all."
Brennen Steele
Brennen Steele Il y a 7 mois
As a non-binary person. I have to respect Dwayne & Gabriel so much. I've been fans of both for a long time, but this takes the cake!! WTG!! I'm so proud!!
Happy Hour Girl Kola
Happy Hour Girl Kola Il y a 7 mois
It’s good to have supportive parents
dyla hs
dyla hs Il y a 7 mois
love is love. no matter what.
RC Colby
RC Colby Il y a 7 mois
This kind of support saves lives
The Swerve Show
The Swerve Show Il y a 7 mois
Wade is the man! Still after leaving the NBA
TinaSim Il y a 7 mois
He’s such a good person
Suzie Phillips
Suzie Phillips Il y a 7 mois
Oh what a beautiful family!!!! The wonderful support of Dwayne & Gabrielle is what every child needs!! Zia, sorry I don't know how you spell your name, I wish you the best of life!!
Trey Pope
Trey Pope Il y a 7 mois
Dwyane Wade is the epitome of what a parent should be. Amazing. I commend him.
Edgar Littleton
Edgar Littleton Il y a 7 mois
That kid is lucky to have such great parents.