Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's Daughter Kaavia Has the Best Birthday Message for Big Brother Zaire

Zaire Wade turned 19 years old on Thursday, Feb. 4 and received an epic birthday message from Kaavia James Union Wade. Scroll on to also read posts from Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade and Zaya Wade.

By Elyse Dupre Feb 04, 2021 8:45 PMTags
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Zaire Wade turned 19 on Thursday, Feb. 4. And while he received well-wishes from several family members, Kaavia James Union Wade's message truly stole the show.

"19 huh???" a post shared to the 2-year-old tot's Instagram account read. "Seems like just yesterday we were running our 'Come see my cute baby sister and stay for dessert scam.' Happy Birthday bro bro @zaire."

The tribute also featured a photo of Kaavia staring up at her big brother during a basketball game and another sweet snapshot of Zaire holding his baby sister.

To be clear, Kaavia's parents Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade run the account. Still, Zaire seemed to appreciate the post nonetheless, writing "Love you" with laughing and heart emojis.

Kaavia wasn't the only one to have a little fun with the birthday messages. Zaya Wade, 13, did, too. "Happy Birthday big bro!!" she wrote alongside a throwback photo, "(had to expose you a bit)."

Even Dwyane couldn't resist leaving a playful comment, "Those [teeth]," the retired basketball star wrote beneath the pic. "Thank God for braces."

Celebrity Birthday Bashes

However, the proud father also shared a sentimental message. "It's the YnG [king's] 19th Birthday!!!!!!" he posted on Instagram. "Everyday [sic] I wake up I am thankful that you were chosen to be the heir to the throne. We will enjoy your bday together this summer once business is finished! I love you @zaire #MyWhy."

Gabrielle did, as well. "Happy Birthday @zaire," the actress wrote on Instagram alongside a family photo. "I cannot believe you are 19?!?!?! So proud of the man you've become, your work ethic, your heart, and your willingness to do the work. We [love] u kid!!! Its GOOOOO time!!"

Watch: Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Gush Over "Hair Love"

Dwyane is also a dad to 7-year-old son Xavier and guardian to 19-year-old nephew Dahveon Morris. To see more of the family's sweet moments from over the years, scroll on.

All in the Family

Dwyane Wade celebrated the final game in his NBA career with Gabrielle Union and their daughter Kaavia Wade in 2019. The Miami Heats player was also joined by his nephew Dahveon Morris, his kids Zaire Wade and Zaya Wade (with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches) and son Xavier Wade (with ex Aja Metoyer) for the momentous occasion. 

Perfect Match

Gabrielle and Dwyane proved they go together like peanut butter and jelly on Halloween 2023. Meanwhile, their daughter Kaavia dressed up as Cinderella.

Bring On the Silly

The Bring It On actress snapped silly selfies with Kaavia on Mother's Day 2023.

Like Father, Like Son

Dwyane's oldest son Zaire captioned this 2022 photo of his dad holding up his Salt Lake City Stars jersey: "Leave a legacy."

Teenage Milestones

Dwyane and Gabby send Zaya, who the former NBA star shares with ex Siovaughn Funches, off to her school's winter formal in January 2023. 

"Supporting each other for life’s big moments is key," the couple wrote in an Instagram post. "All the nerves, all the anxiety, all the fear… With loved ones by your side, no matter the challenge, we 10 toes down. Always."

Hair For It

"See @kaaviajames mama's got hair like yours," Gabrielle shared on Instagram in 2020. "When I took my braids out she was like... now mom & baby both rocking their natural curls."

Red Carpet Pro

While attending the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards, the couple's daughter Kaavia made her award show debut. Spoiler alert: She was a total pro. 

Clap Backs

After celebrating Thanksgiving as a family, Dwyane took to Twitter to slam Internet trolls who had some not-so-nice comments.

"I've seen some post-thanksgiving hate on social about my family photo," he shared online. "Stupidity is apart of this world we live in—so i get it. But here's the thing—I've been chosen to lead my family not y'all. So we will continue to be us and support each other with pride, love & a smile!"

Snuggle Season

Gabrielle rang in her 50th birthday in 2022 with snuggles from Dwyane and Kaavia.

Sweet 16

The couple are all smiles as they celebrate Zaya's 16th birthday in May 2023.

Best Dressed

When it was time to celebrate Halloween 2019, Gabrielle and Dwyane knew just the look to pull off with their baby girl.

Round 2

But wait, there's more! The proud parents also transformed into another theme with their daughter Zaya.

Kids Come First

Dwyane praised Zaya amid criticism from online trolls.

"First of all, if you want to talk about strength and courage, my 12-year-old has way more than I have," he  shared on the All the Smoke podcast in 2019. "You can learn something from your kids. In my household, man, that's all we talk about. We talk about making sure our kids are seen by each of us, me and my wife, We talk about making sure our kids understand the power in their voice."

Ultimate Defenders

After Gabrielle was fired from America's Got Talent in 2019, Dwyane absolutely had his wife's back. "'Men lie, Women lie, numbers don't,'" he shared on Twitter after the news broke. "Over this past year I've been approaching by many people saying that my wife @itsgabrielleu is the main reason they've started watching #AGT or that they love her insight and sincerity on the show."