Dwyane Wade is always going to support his daughter and block out the hate from the outside world.
Earlier this week, Zaya shared footage from a photo shoot on her Instagram page. The short clip shows the 15-year-old striking several fun poses as she rocks the half-up hairstyle.
In the comment section, the retired NBA star proudly added three heart-eye Emojis. That wasn’t all the super dad did for Zaya. After one fan questioned the Wade family’s decision to limit her comment section, D. Wade hopped on to Twitter to explain.
“For Zaya’s mental health and privacy we’ve decided not to allow the hate into her comments, “ he tweeted. The NBA legend added, “Thank you for wanting to spread and send her love.” The heartwarming tweet comes just days after the 40-year old dad gushed over his daughter’s model-esque Tiffany & Co. photos by flooding the comment section with heart-eye emojis.
It was just last month when Wade filed a court motion to legally change 15-year old Zaya’s gender and name from Zion Malachi Airamis Wade to Zaya Malachi Airamis Wade. He filed court docs, stating that he has “full authority” to file the petition without the consent of Zaya’s mother, Siohvaughn Funches.
Since coming out as transgender in 2020, Zaya has received unconditional support from both Dwyane and Gabrielle Union.
Wade also shared back in June that he fears for his daughter’s life, sharing at a summit, “As blessed as it is for my daughter to have parents who can support her, I’m still afraid every moment she leaves the house. And not just because of gun violence, but because of the way people perceive her in this world.”
As for his career in broadcasting, reports came out a few weeks ago that Wade was set to leave the NBA on TNT Tuesday night show which he featured in alongside his former Heat championship teammate Shaquille O’Neal, host Adam Lefkoe and WNBA star Candace Parker.
Wade was signed by the network after he retired from the NBA in 2019, but he said that he is deciding to focus on his other business ventures, including his ownership stake of the Utah Jazz.
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