Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade Cover PEOPLE / Dish On New Book ‘Shady Baby’ & Raising “Authentic” Kids

Published: Wednesday 28th Apr 2021 by Sam

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade glow on the cover of the new issue of People Magazine.

The popular pair posed it up in a stunning shoot lensed by Nino Munoz. 

They appear in the feature to promote their new book, ‘Shady Baby’ – which is a playful take on the nickname given to their adorable daughter Kaavia James. 

The Wades also seized the interview to spotlight their desire to raise authentic children; a drive they’ve championed publicly with the awareness they’ve raised about the trans movement with the former NBA star’s daughter’s 13-year-old Zaya.

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Speaking to People, Wade said:

“If we allow our kids to be their true selves. We don’t have to worry about them conforming with anything or anyone. Why wouldn’t we push our kids to be their authentic selves?

My focus when it comes to any of my kids is to let them know who they are so that when other people’s opinions about them are formed, it’s not hitting them.”

Speaking on ‘Shady Baby’ – the book, due out May 18 – Wade added:

“People see themselves in Kaav. Some days you don’t feel like doing your hair. And some days you want to give people shade.”

Union echoed:

“Shade is her super power because when Kaavia gives you a look, it’s either you’re not respecting her boundaries or something is happening that she doesn’t like. The main takeaway is that she’s free to be this amazing, dynamic, shady at times, loving at times Black little girl when the world has not been so kind to Black girls and women.”


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  1. eric April 28, 2021

    “We don’t have to worry about them conforming with anything or anyone.” We all conform to something. Their child is no different.

    • I hate whttee n blacc bitchezx April 29, 2021

      B**** the child is different if both parents are on TV…f*** wrong with you. You mad cuz they still together.. YAll don’t have no baby daddy

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