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.

Hair For It

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

Kids Come First

"First of all, if you want to talk about strength and courage, my 12-year-old has way more than I have," Dwyane Wade shared on the All the Smoke podcast. "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 Union was fired from America's Got Talent, 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."

Party Planners

When it was time for Gabrielle to have a birthday party, Dwyane had no trouble planning an epic '90s themed bash


Wanna get away? The couple has been known for their amazing vacations that are often documented on Instagram. Work hard and play harder!

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!"

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.

Paying it Forward

Despite their busy schedules, Gabrielle and Dwyane always like to give back. One cause they support is close friend Holly Robinson Peete's HollyRod Foundation charity events. DesignCare 2019 included a performance from Gabrielle's AGT golden buzzer Kodi Lee.

Dynamic Duo

The couple that dresses fabulous together, stays together! Who can forget their Met Gala 2019 look in New York City?

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