D-Wade is facing the music already. The Miami Heat Baller met with press to “esplain what had happened…”
According to Sun Sentinel reports:
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade acknowledged Monday that he fathered a son who was born a month ago outside of his relationship with fiancee actress Gabrielle Union.
“I had a time, a part in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life, having a son that was born healthy,” Wade said of his relationship with Union. “So I’m moving on.”
Prior to the Heat’s game against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center, Wade addressed the birth of his son in the wake of several online reports earlier in the day.
“I’m in the public eye, so obviously that’s a part of it,” Wade said of the private matter becoming public. “It comes with the territory.”
Wade said what matters to him “is always focus on what’s most important to me and my family, and that’s being a great father. I’ve always tried to show my importance in my kids’ lives and it doesn’t change now. So, I, my lady and my family have continued to move forward, and I think that’s evident with the ring and the proposal that I gave her, with our lives.”
Homeboy ain’t trying to hear no criticism huh. He’s like “Yeah I got a baby. So what? She DGAF so why do y’all?” Alrighty then.
And if you were wondering if he’s putting in time with his youngest child, he says he will be a father to this child in every sense of the word:
“Yeah, I’ve got a chance to see him,” he said. “You know me. I’m involved in my kids’ lives. When my kids were living at home with me, or wasn’t living at home with me, I tried to do everything I could to see them. Obviously I got custody of them for different reasons, but nothing changes with my life.
“Like I’ve said, this is something that my family knows and my now fiancee worked through when we got back together, and understood that we wanted to continue our lives together and continue supporting our family and we’re going to do that. That’s what I’ve always done.”
Wade has participated in President Obama’s Fatherhood Task Force and written a book, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball. He said he does not believe this latest revelation has compromised how he should be viewed.
“It would compromise it if I wasn’t a father first,” he said. “I’m always going to be a father first. That doesn’t change. If you decide to when you can be a father, that’s when it compromises.
“But, like I said, this is something, obviously, private for my family that we will continue to deal with as a family. But we have a blessing to the bloodline, to the Wade bloodline. And from that standpoint, it doesn’t, to me, state anything differently from what I’ve always shown.”
Well we’re relieved that he will be more than just a father financially. He handled that so gracefully riiiiight? We are looking forward to watching Dwyane and Gabby as they raise their blended family together. Congratulations to them on their engagement and on being able to acknowledge the “blessing” this child is.
Hit the flip for a few of our favorite D-Wade “family man” moments with Gabs, his nephew and the new baby’s big bros Zion and Zaire.