Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade joyfully announced the birth of their baby girl Kaavia James last week – marking a happy ending to a tumultuous journey.
In recent times, 46-year-old Union has been open about her struggles to conceive and hardships carrying full-term. Indeed, in July she revealed that she had suffered “eight or nine” miscarriages in her bid for motherhood.
Now, after The Wades bundle of joy arrived via surrogate, the actress and NBA star will be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss their miracle baby – who is the first for Union and fourth for Wade.
Billed as the couple’s first and only television interview, the pair open up to the talkshow icon about their path to becoming parents to Kaavia, whose name Union expanded on via social media. She said:
[Kaavia is] pronounced Kah-Vee-Uh James. She has 102 nicknames including but not limited to Kaav, Kaavi, Kaavi Baby, Kaavi J, Jamie, KJ, Nugget, Nug, Pooters.
We wanted to include my family in her name so the “James” is from my uncle James Francis Glass who is also my godfather. Union is her middle name. I’ve waited this long so fo sho I was gonna get in there
The exclusive sit-down airs on OWN on Dec 8th at 8/7c.