Watch Gabrielle Union's Daughter Kaavia Say Her First Words

Plus, see some of her most adorable photos!

By Cydney Contreras Aug 21, 2019 12:57 AMTags
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Kaavia James is officially talking!

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have a few reasons, or should we say words, to celebrate. Their baby girl is saying her first words! In an Instagram video, the America's Got Talent judge shared a first look at her toddler rather shyly saying, "Bye."

It is just one of the many achievements the little girl is checking off her to-do list. Recently, Kaavia shared that she is already learning to swim, which is a pretty big feat for someone who is not even one! 

According to videos of the toddler, she is already a pro at blowing bubbles, kicking and holding her breath under water. On land, however, is another story. The tiny tyke is still working on walking without the assistance of her mom and dad.

Luckily, they got her back, whether it's in the water, on land or on the red carpet. Dwyane and Gabrielle proved that when they brought her to her first ever award show, which was the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Together, the adorable family posed for photos as if it was nothing. And Kaavia totally stole the show!

Gabrielle Union & Julianne Hough Ready for "America's Got Talent"

Ugh, she's too cute for words. Don't believe us? Then see the video and photos below for proof.

Auntie Time

Queen Latifah gave Kaavia some one-on-one pool lessons. 

Camera Ready

The father-daughter duo have a little fun during their photoshoot for Kaavia James Union-Wade x Janie and Jack's collaboration

Special Gift

Gabriel Union presents her daughter with a special gift ahead of the late rapper's 50th birthday.

Daddy & Me

"Sunday Sweetness. For the most part. #ShadyBaby @dwyanewade," read a video post shared on the child's Instagram page on June 6, 2021.

Soccer Star

"1st day of soccer practice and I CANNOT take it!!!" Gabrielle Union wrote on Instagram about her daughter in May 2021. "She didn't wanna put on her cleats but I'm hopeful that will change when she sees her friends. Trust and believe there will be updates."

Bath Fun

"Best Mother's Day yet," Gabrielle Union wrote on Instagram in May 2021. "Somehow my relaxing bubble bath party for 1 got crashed by Baby Shark (aka @kaaviajames #ShadyBaby)."

Supporting Dad

The tot joins mom Gabrielle Union and brother Zaire Wade at her dad's NBA jersey retirement ceremony in Miami in February 2020.

Family Fun But Make It Fashion

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade appear with their daughter at a New York& Company store in Burbank, Calif. in May 2019. The actress launched a branded collection.

Special Family Sports Night

The child joins parents Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union, brothers Zaire Wade and Xavier Wade, sister Zaya Wade and cousin Dahveon Morris after dad's final career home game in Miami in April 2019.

2019 Kids' Choice Sports Awards

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade appear with their daughter at the 2019 Kids' Choice Sports Awards.

Mini Me

"Soooo that's a "no" from us, dawg," her parents caption her hilarious Instagram

Mommy & Me

Gabrielle has a fan in her baby daughter, who is clearly glowing with delight.


Sugar, spice and everything nice is the recipe for creating Kaavia the baby unicorn. 

Sunny Days

Judging by her look, Kaavia doesn't seem to be a fan of dips in the pool. 

"Shady Baby"

Kaavia has clearly mastered the "shady" glance, hence her nickname "Shady Baby."

Queen of the Castle

The little one is totally "unbothered" while perched atop her throne in the Union-Wade household.

Say Cheese!

Kaavia gives the camera a rare smile while in the arms of her papa. 

En Vogue

In the words of the baby, through her parents, who double as translators: "I live for a stunt as you can see."

Opposites Attract

"Unbothered. Well one of us," Gabrielle jokes of her selfie.