Kaavia James Union Wade, 2, kisses her sister in this photo posted on Instagram on the teen's 14th birthday.
Kaavia James Union Wade, 2, plays with her sister's hair in this photo posted on Instagram on the teen's 14th birthday.
On Zaya Wade's 13th birthday, her father Dwyane Wade wrote the sweetest Instagram tribute to his little girl that made us totally tear up.
"Waking up and watching you smile, watching you walk in your truth and live your life your way is one of the greatest gifts I've been able to experience in my life, he wrote. "In a world where the color of your skin is deemed a threat you continue to be the bravest person I know and I'm gonna stand by your side until there isn't anymore standing left to do."
" I love you more than words can articulate. I hope you feel all of my love today and everyday of your life. You're Bold, You're courageous, You are Zaya. Happy Birthday we LOVE you‼️"
Step-mom Gabrielle Union celebrated Zaya when she became a teenager, writing a birthday Instagram post for the teen that read, "You are such an inspiration and motivation to get my butt up everyday and fight."
"When I'm weary, frustrated, full of rage, I see your face and your joy and you living your best life and I want that for all of us," she continued. "I love you sooooo much kid!! Enjoy this day and everyday knowing you are loved, protected, respected, admired and celebrated."
Zaya and her dad were two peas in a pod this past weekend when they debuted their freshly dyed hair.
Gabrielle Union and her step-daughter jump for joy in this cute, sunny pic that was uploaded to the actress' Instagram in April.
Like father, like daughter! Zaya shared this sweet picture of herself with her dad in April in their comfortable-looking sweatsuit combinations.
"Enough Said," wrote Zaya's father when he shared this photo to his Instagram, alongside heart-eye emojis that showcased how much love the family has for one another.
Zaya was feeling herself in March 2020 when she rocked a custom Richfresh outfit ahead of the Truth Awards. Dwayne took to Instagram to write, "Last night was Zaya's first red carpet and we couldn't have been prouder of how she handled the questions that were asked of her."
"She has emerged as one of the young faces and voices for the LGBTQ+ community," the proud papa added.
Zaya wasn't the only one who got in on her fashion show! Gabrielle joined in on the fun (as well as color-matching Zaya's amazing suit) to strike a pose, adding on Instagram, "Always Us. Always."
Zaya was beaming on the step-and-repeat of the Truth Awards, marking her first red carpet as a woman living her truth.
Zaya was game for a little fun in mid-March when she held up a mini-basketball hoop for her dad to sink shots into as her younger step-sister, Kaavia, played nearby.
While the coronavirus pandemic had just started to pick up, we were happy to see this family safe and sound when Gabrielle uploaded the sweet pic of the foursome to her Instagram in late March.
The supportive family, including Zaya's brother Zaire Wade, snapped a photo of themselves wearing T-shirts that fans could buy.
Dwayne shared on his Instagram that the sales from the shirts would benefit GLSEN, an education organization working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.