Gabrielle Union and Daughter Kaavia Adorably Twin With Matching Hairstyles

Gabrielle Union revealed her daughter Kaavia James suggested they both rock the same hairstyle, with the actress adding, "I was honored to oblige."

By Alyssa Morin Jan 10, 2023 9:56 PMTags
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Gabrielle Union and Kaavia James nailed their most recent "mommy and me" look.

The Bring It On actress shared a carousel of Instagram photos that showcased her and her 4-year-old daughter's cute twinning moment, in which they both rocked matching braided hairstyles.

The duo's updo—courtesy of their go-to hairstylist Wankaya H.—consisted of Fulani braids twisted into space buns and a few braided strands that were accented by colorful beads—gold and orange for Gabrielle and bright pink for Kaavia.

"Imitation IS the best form of flattery," the actress captioned her Jan. 9 post. "@kaaviajames suggested I get the same hairstyle that she got and I was honored to oblige."

Gabrielle sweetly added, "Twinning is winning. Anything for her."

Dwyane Wade praised his girls' looks by commenting with two red heart emojis, and he could be heard in one of the videos his wife shared.

"Oh, I love it," he said in the short clip. "Twinsies!"

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This isn't the first time the mother-daughter duo has coordinated their looks. On Christmas Day, the two sported similar braided hairstyles, and a month before then, they had matching updos.


It's safe to say Gabrielle and Kaavia are goals. Keep scrolling to see more of their cute family moments!

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."