Dwyane Wade fathered a third child while ‘separated’ from Gabrielle Union: shady?


Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union just got engaged a week ago. I thought they had been “together” for four years or so, which was when there was all of the shadiness about Wade leaving his wife and getting with Gaby and how there was probably/definitely some overlap between those relationships. I also think there’s plenty of shadiness when it comes to ballers and their fan-girls for the most part, and if you told me that Wade had been fooling around on Gabrielle this whole time, I would believe you. But… I didn’t know that Union and Wade had actually split up at one point earlier this year. And during that split… Wade fathered a third child (he has two sons with his ex-wife Siovaughn).

Dwyane Wade fathered a son during a temporary split from his now-fiancée Gabrielle Union earlier this year, Entertainment Tonight reports.

The actress, 41, was aware of the child before she accepted the Miami Heat guard’s proposal on Dec. 21, a source tells the show, and the pair have worked through the issue privately. Wade, 31, has known the baby’s mother for years and recently visited with his new son.

Wade spoke to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in September about the break from Union, whom he had dated since 2009. The separation was largely due to the demands of their work lives, he explained.

“Celebrity relationships [are] very hard,” he says. “This was a big year for us and our relationship from the standpoint of she was shooting her show Being Mary Jane, going most of the year. I was dealing with my injuries, trying to win a championship, so we kinda took a step back.”

“We supported each other … but at the end of the day we came back together and [said], ‘Listen, we want to continue this, we want to continue to try to get better each day,’ and she’s been with me, and I’ve been with her all summer long. We’re going strong now.”

The couple shared a behind-the-scenes look at their holiday photo shoot, which features some adorable outtakes with Zion and Zaire, Wade’s two sons with ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches, as well as nephew Dahveon, whom he raises.

[From People]

Do you think this “brief breakup” angle is an after-the-fact cover-up that Wade and Union organized once they found out Wade had fathered this third son? That’s what it feels like. It also feels like he might have more kids out there that he’s left unacknowledged. Plus, there was a lot of reporting on the urban blogs this past summer that Dwyane had knocked up his “side chick” and Gabrielle knew all about it at the time. So, is the “breakup” story contrived as a way to explain this unconventional relationship where Wade gets to bang and impregnate whomever and Gabrielle is fine with it as long as she gets the ring?

But let’s be positive. Hey… at least he’s acknowledging this kid and I’m assuming he’s going to spend time with his son and financially support him. That’s something.



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  1. Tapioca says:

    Now we know why the ring had to be so big! At least she knows what she’s letting herself in for, I guess…

  2. Talie says:

    Gabrielle is a gorgeous, classy woman — why even bother with this mess? She should have no troubles finding someone better. Keep the ring and go!

    • Reid05 says:


    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yeah totally. I just don’t get it. He’s not hot and he seems like a dbag.

      • Kiddo says:

        BLECH, all around. Not a bargain at any price.

      • wiffie says:

        Word tok. I don’t think I could hack it with a douchenozzle very long, even with financial perks.

        Also these pics reminded me her face is STUNNING! I forget. I don’t know why, but I always get her and Aisha Tyler mixed up in my head, but I think Gabrielle is so gorgeous.

    • Diana says:


    • V4Real says:

      It’s a cover, I’m going with the story I had been hearing all along that this is the same jump-off chick that Wade was dealing with while with Gabby. The story about the split just save Gabby from being humilated that Wade got this girl pregnant while he and Gabrielle were still together.

      You might consider Gabby a classy woman but that classy woman isn’t running away from all that money. Yes and I know she has her own but she has no where near as much bank as Wade. Plus let’s not forget this classy woman was rumored to be banging Wade while he was still with his ex. She knows what she’s getting herself into.

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      She’s lost my respect by settling.

    • Dani says:

      Sleeping with a married man is classy? Letting your man knock up someone else and turn a blind eye is also classy?

      • diva says:

        Thank you! Gabrielle and classy shouldn’t even be in the same sentence!

      • Nerd Alert says:

        This. I blame him for cheating, but she’s lost the classy title for sure.

      • PoliteTia says:


      • Gistine says:

        Right? She’s so pretty though! Who cares if she ruins marriages? NOT! She’ll get her spin on the karmic wheel. Dat’s the truth!

      • MaiGirl says:

        Not to mention, it’s very unlikely that he was wrapping it up with this side piece, so at any point there could be an STD involved in this hot garbage heap of a relationship. I wonder if Gabby understands that this whole deal makes her look trashy and desperate and hurts her career? She was already being dragged for being the other woman, and now a surprise 3rd child while they were separated seals the deal. The urban blogs and Black Twitter have been having a field day only a little bit more subdued than the “ask R Kelly” Titanic!

      • ToodySezHey says:

        Basically, Dani.

        GU is NOT classy.

        Everyone knew from jump that she was out to get that paper.

        Lets face it, whats the last big movie/show she was in? She isnt 25 anymore and her career was never that big.

        GU is gonna hang onto DWade for dear life by the edge of her fingernails

  3. Lucy2 says:

    My guess on the order- they were together, he knocked someone else up, she found out, THEN the temporary breakup, and then back together.

    • Joy says:

      This all day.

    • HH says:

      Agreed! This seems more plausible because isn’t the other option (slightly) more ridiculous? They break up for a few months and he fathers another kid?!?! That would just piss me off because it’s a clear indication he can’t keep it in his pants…AT ALL. It’s no doubt in my mind that this marriage is a gold-digger arrangement but with an embarrassment clause. Sleep with whomever you want but keep it discreet; make sure those girls are tight-lipped and don’t get too much of my money.

  4. JessicaC says:

    Is the ring really worth having to deal with shit like this? Good lord, woman, have some self respect.

    • CariBean says:

      I’m with you on this one.

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      Amen. People are calling her too classy for this, but I think she is just a better at hiding her gold digging ways. She got with him while he was still married, every picture she is hanging all over him and anytime she is asked about how their relationship started she gets super defensive. Even on Twitter after this story broke, from what I read she seemed really defensive about it. I guess having that basketball money is worth all the foolishness.

    • Tazina says:

      “He made a mistake and he’s sorry about it”…uh huh. It’s worth it though for some of that nice basketball money that’s going to flow into her bank account once they split up. At first I thought she was the fool but now I’m thinking that although this guy is obviously a douche, he’s the one actually getting suckered in.

  5. eliza says:

    What is it with grown men who cannot seem to wear a condom?

    Union is a pretty woman, why is she so desperate for this douche bag who obviously cannot be faithful to any woman. A damn million dollar ring cannot be THAT important, can it?

    Lol@ the lame “We were separated” excuse. No one buys that. He is and always will be a sleazy cheater.

  6. lisa2 says:

    I don’t give a man points because he acknowledges his child or supports that child. It is what he is suppose to do. I don’t get that relationship. He has children from these 2 other women wife/hook up, but not one child from her in all the time they have been together. She was proudly tweeting the picture of the ring knowing this was all going to come out. Look it is her life, but I would side eye anyone that had a hook up for however long and he was not using protection. I think they are trying to classy this up and for me it is not working.

    but it’s her life and her choice. I just wonder why they never had kids. She is 41. I know everyone doesn’t want or need kids.. (I’m one of them myself, so never shade on that) but I as a woman don’t see how she is all OK fine with this.

  7. truthful says:

    and the truth is, he has been seeing this chick for yrs while w/Gabby, he was financially taking care of her and his male cousin makes all of the arrangements for his women to visit Miami, flights, hotel, shopping etc.

    I think they did the PR on this wrong, but this new baby news was bound to come out, messy!!

    you lose em how you get em

    she is the laughingstock, everyone is talking about this–hence the RING.
    especially the basketball wives…pitiful

  8. Marigold says:

    If you’re going to put your dick in anyone who fawns over you because you bounce a ball for a living, at least use a condom.

    *yes, I know condoms fail but in the world of professional sports, it is definitely failure to purchase versus failure of the prophylactic.

    • Naye in VA says:

      They dont fail as often as some would like you to think, and they’re also pretty good for preventing transmission of STD’s. IJS.

    • Tessa says:

      Unprotected sex with a random is so incredibly dangerous. It’s like playing Russian roulette with your life and your partners life. Gabrielle should walk. Dealbreaker of all dealbreakers.

    • V4Real says:

      I agree with you guys about guys not using a condom with a random but this chick was no random. It probably started out that way but they kept this thing going for awhile. It’s not like he just knocked up a girl he just met even though they are trying to spin it that way. Rumors have it that he had been seeing this chick almost as long as he had been with Gabby.

      I’m not giving him a pass on not wearing a raincoat but after being with someone for awhile it tends to happen. Some people tend to get comfortable without a condom once they have been with a person for awhile. Can everybody honestly say that after being with your bf/gf for a few years that used a condom everytime.

      • Marigold says:

        Fair enough but if you’re going to be having a side piece, someone should be making sure the soliders aren’t storming the castle. He’s just an idiot. I don’t know which of the two is the bigger one here. I guess she can never argue he didn’t show his true colors if sh*t goes south, can she?

      • emmie_a says:

        V4Real: I agree. Plus, if the guy is a famous multi-millionaire and his side piece is a true gold-digger, she could tell him she is on the pill even if she’s not. Then she gets pregnant and is set for the next 18 years. …ugh. my mind has officially become trash!!

    • truthful says:

      that’s the thing, she is not just anyone–he has been tipping with her and was dirty dancing w/her BEFORE Gabs…he felt comfortable and trusted her & her woo-hah.


  9. Kim1 says:

    Not surprised I hear LeBron has a side chick with a kid.She wants to be a Basketball Wife she knew about his cheating and the baby .Marry a Baller deal with the Baggage #next

    • Dani says:

      LeBron has one known side piece. He’s been with is (now) wife and mother of his children since high school. He might almost be the only bb player to actually try and make a life with his wife and kids because he truly wants to.

      • Esmom says:

        So having only “one known side piece” is a virtue with these guys? Pretty sad.

      • mel2 says:

        Let’s ask Sharon Reed whether or not Lebron is the father of her child then I will believe Savannah is his only side chick.

  10. Sayrah says:

    Ick, oh well. She knows what she’s getting.

  11. Sam says:

    She’s making herself look like she’s desperate. Their business is their business. However, I find it curious that HIS words don’t seem to support that they had broken up. It sounds like the “on a break” argument. I’d worry about a man who’d, upon ending a nearly 4-year relationship, runs out and knocks up someone else. I’d question how much the relationship truly meant to him. Gabrielle is a beautiful, talented woman. It’s sad to see her get the “stand by your man” reputation, but it’s becoming more and more deserved, it seems.

    • ToodySezHey says:

      well to be fair

      after james mardsen and his wife split, he randomly knocked up a one night stand….
      the irony is, the woman was on a break with her longtime bf, lol.

      the other irony is, the random looks alot like james’ ex and he in turn looks alot like her bf at the time.

      I mean, if you are broken up what, you arent supposed to sleep with someone, especially when you are used to getting sex on the regular?

      I mean, I could see if the very next day after the break up you are out on the prowl but come on people, lets be real.

  12. Jennifer12 says:

    Why do all these people take chances and bring people into the world when they have no interest or respect for the people they produce them with? Stop knocking up randoms and wear a condom! And, ladies, not only are you letting yourself in for whatever they may have (guys, too, for that matter), but why do you want to want to have kids with random guys who just want sex and not a relationship? What message do you send about your worth?

  13. Ag says:

    I’m always surprised that these guys who cheat/whatever don’t use protection. If nothing else, you’d think that they would want to protect their money.

    And she’s 41?! Holy crisp, she looks absolutely amazing.

  14. MG says:

    Dear God….they are using “we were on a break” crap. She knows what she’s getting in to I guess.

    • MsAubra says:

      No, HE was using the “on a break” crap…she didn’t know they were “on a break” til he went on Jay Leno and mentioned it, much like how Minnie Driver didn’t know she and Matt Damon were no longer together til he went on Oprah and said so…

  15. Hazmat says:

    I think there is all kinds of shadiness surrounding these two, just don’t understand why they would bother getting engaged. Isn’t it a well-known secret that they host swingers parties, or is that just BlindGossip’s musings? So, a side piece and extra children popping up, not a big deal. For what? The money?

  16. davidbowie says:

    This is so gross. Run, Gabby, run!!!!!

  17. QQ says:

    Isnt this what pro athletes do?! LOL You’d think is Sportsfucking and not, ya know basketball baseball ir whateverball

  18. OriginallyBlue says:

    I think this was an apology engagement. Also this story about them being on a break was to save face because they knew this story was eventually going to come out.

  19. Dawn says:

    Grow up guys, if you are a millionaire athlete (or anything else) women are looking for a free ride for 18 years, so put a hood on it. It’s called being responsible for your OWN birth control. And please don’t ignore this kid either. I am sick to death of men who bring kids into the world with different women all over the place and think that giving them money makes up for their absences. Big news to these men, it does not and it ends up doing nothing but leaving the child with scars that last a lifetime.

    • Cazzee says:

      This. The money is the least of it. Of course you are going to provide financial support for the human being you just brought into the world. However, money is not enough and it does not make up for absent fathers who break their children’s hearts.

      Sorry to be so harsh, but I have a friend whose father took off and basically just disappeared – after the divorce he moved to Manhattan (they were in Brooklyn) and only saw his kids once or twice a year. It really messed up his children to know that their Dad was only a few miles away, but had no interest in seeing them because he was so busy living his life without them.

  20. Cecilia says:

    This guy (and all the guys like him) is a total loser. Gabby is now a loser by association. YUCK!!

  21. MsAubra says:

    Gabrielle knows who she got with. That “break” was a break in the sense that they weren’t talking the phone, not a REAL so-called break. She’s put up with alot that she’s looked the other way over, it’s just that she chose to have the engagement announced first before the baby because she wants to save face, They’re ending this, but she doesn’t want the humiliation of this hanging over her head and being chased by gossip outlets so this is how they orchestrated their eventual break up. She got a nice piece of bling out of it, but it sucks when the side piece gets c heck mated by another sidepiece

    • V4Real says:

      I can just hear that argument now.

      Gabby: I got the ring what do you have?

      Side Piece : Biatch I got 18 years of financial support, that’s what I got. Let’s see which last longer, that bling or his child.

      • And what’s worse is that if the baby mama wants more money or something, something that Wade doesn’t want to give her–how fast do you think she’ll get it if she goes to the press?

  22. vvvoid says:

    Gabrielle Union is classy how? The Wade situation downgraded her image years ago. I do find him handsome but he’s a sleaze and so is she.

  23. Rose says:

    I find it disgusting that he had unprotected sex while on a “break”. I’m not going to lecture on the importance of safe sex. I’m just going to say that I find this whole situation disturbing.

  24. MonicaQ says:

    Please, we saw his piece on SB all during the finals last year, just “hanging out” at the Amway. She was heavily pregnant then too. All the security guards knew who she was and just let her right the hell in.

    • Kim1 says:

      I know .Hasn’t he been with her longer than he has been w Gabby?
      Also there is that jump off that wrote that letter to him ,that Gabby called a loon.

  25. MelissaMelissa says:

    Next thing you’ll know Gabrielle Union gets a cover before or after marriage and talks about love, self-respect, confidence, journey, beauty+fitness tips—the usual female celebrity crap once they’re in a relationship worth talking about. This is why I always half-laugh half-shake my head when I read these types of interviews.

    The good news for Gab is that 1) we still like her and she doesn’t annoy us as many others do and 2) there’s still a place for cheap reality TV and/or (equality cheap) over saturated lifestyle lines she can dab in in case this whole Dwayne-career thing doesn’t work out.

    You go, girl!

    P.S. Since I’m feeling mighty generous today, I’ll say one good thing about Dwayne: I love his loafers in the picture above.

  26. emmie_a says:

    Dwyane wrote a book, ‘A Father First’, which talks about him being a responsible parent and how being a dad to his sons and nephew is the most important thing in his life — so I would hope that he would acknowledge and be a father to this new child! I always believed him and what he wrote in the book so it’ll be interesting to see how much he fathers and includes this new baby in his life.

    And I’m with everyone who is telling Gabrielle to run… but I also think that she probably knew about this all along, which sort of says something about her – and what she’ll settle for, because I’m guessing Dwyane hasn’t stopped his extracurricular activities just because he got engaged.

  27. The Original Mia says:

    Which side piece will reign supreme? Gabby got the ring, but this woman got the kid. 18 years…18 years…

    No sympathy for Gabby. She knows the situation. She’s always known it. She’s been a baller wife before. She’ll play the game. Get her jewels. Get her money. Get the “respectability” of being his wife and then she’ll bounce to Basketball Wives.

  28. Suze says:

    Does anyone use birth control anymore?

    • GeeMoney says:


      I’m of the opinion that the use of birth control nowadays is dead.

      • Ag-UK says:

        I agree. I have a son and I know money helps but it is hard work not only financial but emotional I can’t see just popping out kids with random men. Be careful who you lay around with as you are connected to them for the rest of your life.

        She is pretty and may have a good income but it is nowhere near his. Some women with ok incomes want a life they can’t afford hence athletes / hedge fund managers/ bankers.

  29. Green Eggs and Ham says:

    Women are so kind……
    Happy New Year!!

  30. DTX says:

    All I can think of now when I see these two, is about the EPIC tweet screenshot that some wonderful CB’er posted here (thank you whoever you are!). He had just tweeted a pic of her engagement ring and some fan girl tweeted back “REMEMBER WHEN I S_CKED YOUR D_ICK IN ATLANTA, DWAYNE???” (I must admit that I now have made that a punchline for the most random things, espcially to the hubs)

    Haaaaaaaahaaa! I almost died laughing. I saved a screenshot of it and everything and showed it to my friends at Happy Hour that night and prefaced it with “This is why you don’t marry an athlete!”

    What can I say? I’m a douche, I know it.

    • Kim1 says:

      Well Gabby got a $1 million ring,baby mamma got 18 years of checks.All that groupie got was a mouth full of…
      Nothing to brag about he probably gets a BJ in every city.

  31. Argirl says:

    Suddenly their engagement is not quite as sweet…

  32. P.J. says:

    Why have people in this country become so freaking cavalier about not using contraception in the past decade or so?? (Please spare me the reasoning that all of these babies being conceived by celebrity men and their jump offs/one night stands/relative total strangers has been with the careful and/or even basic use of birth control.)

    Maybe it’s because I came of age in the 80’s/early 90’s when AIDS awareness was at the forefront of everyone’s minds, but it and all other STDs are still very real. I honestly just can’t wrap my head around this cavalier attitude about one’s own health and the health of others. I mean, I’ve actually heard 30-something’s (we’re not talking naive/uneducated teens here) in my own life openly saying completely insane things like: “If it [pregnancy] happens, it happens.” Umm, WHAT? Or my personal favorite: “I don’t use anything. I know who he’s been with.” (I’m sorry but, seriously?! What does that even mean???)

    Maybe I just have “too much” self worth or value my health and life more than most? Idk… In short: America must just be like one giant cesspool of venereal disease at this point right? More importantly, children deserve not to be the product of two complete strangers (just look at the current state of our family court system-so much unnecessary drama results from all of these easily preventable situations and it’s the subsequent kids that suffer from it most). Sad.

    • Suze says:

      Yeah, I just said as much upthread.

      Birth control seems to be passé. It’s all “baybeez are wonderful wonderful wonderful regardless of any circumstance” now.

      And hardly anyone ever mentions STDs but last I checked they are still around.

      • That’s what gets my mom. She’s started to have a lot more frank discussions about sex with me, now that I’m getting older. My mom turns fifty this coming summer–when she was a teenager, to get birth control, you had to bring your parent or guardian with you, to the pharmacy–to get birth control, if you were underage. I’m pretty sure it worked the same way with condoms too. To get an abortion–your parents had to be notified, and be with you.

        Now, all you have to do is go down and pay for it. Or if you don’t have any money, Planned Parenthood will give it to you for free. I don’t understand it.

        For myself, I would never, ever have sex with someone, without a condom–even if I WAS on birth control–because I don’t know what that dude has, even if he thinks he’s clean. I’m the type that’ll tell you to go get screened for STDs, and bring the doctor’s note with you, for me to see, before I let your bare d-ck touch my hoo-ha. I don’t understand it at all.

        It’s more than just unplanned pregnancy–although that would be the thing that I would be most freaked out about.

  33. Kim1 says:

    His baby name is Xavier Wade .The baby mama also has a child with Damon Wayans Jr according to bossip.They live in LA

  34. You know what this reminds me of? Gabby’s character in ‘Cadillac Records’. I can’t remember her name, but she was married to (or living with) Muddy Waters, who was cheating on her left and right, while she got the house, (some of) the jewelry, the ‘fame’ of being his wife–in the movie, one of his side piece’s got pregnant, and dropped the baby off at their house.

    I’d be having flashbacks, if I was Gabby. What’s sad is that she’s probably putting out all these happy selfies on twitter, BECAUSE of this–she’s on vacation with her friends right now.

    And bonus–Eamon Walker as Howlin Wolf…he was the sex in this movie.

  35. Rant says:

    Is it THAT difficult to put on a damned condom?! For f*cks sake!!!

  36. Cameron says:

    She has a very bad attitude or overly confident when she should show humility. However, she does not deserve having to go through this. I’m saddened for her. As for others opinions, many of us stay w/cheating mates as bf and gf! At least he proposed whenever he did! Stop faking like we have never stayed with a mate bc we just love them despite what they’ve done. Be transparent yourself before you judge her. They’ve dated for 4 years- she loves him. Love covers a multitude of sins……

  37. Dhrty9 says:

    I guess my man gave everyone something to talk about. Let’s get this money for 2014 and allow wade and GU to rest in peace.