A three-time National Basketball Association champion, Dwyane Wade has not only made the headlines for his illustrious career but his love life also shares the spotlight. Prior to his current marriage, he had already been a father to many kids through his marital relationships and his romantic affairs as well. Just like his father, Dwyane Wade’s son is gradually establishing himself in the game of basketball.
Although several people are in the know of Wade’s stunning career achievements, having been the only player in the annals of the National Basketball Association to accumulate at least 2,000 points, 500 assists, 100 steals and 100 blocks, quite a few really know about his family life. So, how much do you know about Dwyane Wade’s son and his other children? Here, we have gathered interesting details about Wade’s family and what they are really up to, as well as other fascinating facts you never knew about the National Basketball Association All-Star Game Most Valuable Player.
Does Dwyane Wade Have a Son?
Interestingly, the basketball star does not only have a son, but he has three. In 2002, Dwyane Wade exchanged vows with his high school sweetheart, Siohvaugh Funches. The couple had two sons named Zaire Blessings (born in 2002) and Zion Malachi (born in 2007) together. In the same 2007, after their second child arrived, Wade’s marriage hit the rocks as he proceeded for marriage annulment process which was eventually finalized in 2010. In the following year, he won the custody battle of his two sons. Dwyane Wade’s son, Xavier Wade is the third on the row. He was born in November 2013 by his ex-partner, Aja Metoyer.
In addition to being a proud father to three sons, the former shooting guard is also the father of Kaavia James Union Wade, his daughter with actress Gabrielle Union. She was born through a surrogate in November 2018. Dwyane Wade and his now-wife, Gabrielle Union tied the knot on August 2014, although the pair previously dated from 2009 to early 2013 when they called off the affair.
Dwyane Wade’s Sons
Dwyane Wade’s son, Zaire is an elite basketball player at Sierra Canyon School located in Chatsworth, Los Angeles. He previously attended Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, Illinois, where he was also a member of their basketball team.
His second son, on the other hand, also attends the same school as his older brother and he is a member of the cheerleading group. Dwyane Wade’s son, Zion who is known for his feminine fashion style came out as gay to his family when he was 11 years old. He then made his sexuality public in 2019 after attending an LGBT community parade with his family.
Facts You Need To Know
1. Dwyane Wayne’s Mother is a Minister
Prior to becoming a Baptist minister, Wade’s mother, JoLinda was into a life of drugs and alcoholism for which she was apprehended and sentenced to prison on several occasions. She eventually turned a new leaf and gave her life to Christ. As a result, she was ordained a minister of the Baptist church in 2007. She then formed a non-denominational Temple of Praise Binding and Loosing Ministry in Chicago for which his son purchased a church building in order to support his mother’s ministry in 2008.
2. His Religious Inclinations
Dwyane Wade is a devoted Christian who pays his tithe – 10% of his income to a church located in Chicago. Following his belief, he often selected jersey number 3 that represents the Holy Trinity for the most part of his career.
3. His Sister’s Influence on Him
Dwyane Wade has a sister named Tragil. As a result of his mom’s unhealthy lifestyle, while growing up, Wade’s sister took him along with her to go live with their father and stepmother. She was responsible for most of his childhood upbringing as she steered him in the right direction which made Wade turn to basketball and football in order to avoid living a life of crime.
4. Dwyane Wade is a Philanthropist
Wade is the founder of the Wade’s World Foundation which he established in 2003. Through his foundation, he promotes education, health and skill acquisition by providing support to community-based organizations. He also co-founded with Alonzo Mourning The Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti.