Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are a well-known couple in the entertainment industry. The former NBA star and the actress have been married since 2014 and have a daughter, Kaavia, who was born via surrogate in 2018. They also co-parent Wade’s three children from previous relationships, Zaire, Zaya and Xavier.
However, a rumor has emerged online that the couple might be getting a divorce. The unconfirmed rumor suggests alleges that Wade and Union had separated and were living apart. The site also suggested that they might continue to act as a couple for business reasons, like Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
The rumor has not been confirmed or denied by the couple or their representatives. Some media outlets have reported on the rumor, and have alleged that Union has not posted any photos of Wade or his kids on her social media for over a month, and that both of them have been seen without their wedding rings. However, these observations are not conclusive evidence of a breakup.
Why is Gabrielle Union Facing Criticism Amidst the Divorce Rumors?
Some people on social media have reacted to the rumor by accusing Union of influencing Wade and his family, especially his 15-year-old transgender daughter, Zaya. Zaya, who was assigned male at birth and named Zion, came out as transgender in 2020 and has received the support of her parents, who have spoken publicly about their acceptance and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community.
Some critics on social media have claimed that Union had forced Wade into making his son a transgender woman, and that she was now leaving him to face the potential issues that may cause in the future health wise and mentally. They have also blamed her for allegedly causing problems in his relationship with his ex-wife and first baby mama, Siohvaughn Funches, who reportedly opposed Zaya’s transition in a court case.
However, these claims ignore the personal agency and identity of Zaya, who has expressed her own choice and happiness in being herself. They also disregard the history and timeline of Wade and Funches’ divorce, which happened in 2010, four years before he married Union, and their custody dispute, which was resolved in 2011, with Wade being granted sole custody of their two sons.
It remains to be seen if Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are really divorcing. They seemed like one of those Hollywood power couples that would be together into very old age.
Based on the reactions it seems that the general public is going to make Gabrielle the villain in this situation, if the rumor does end up being true.