Gabrielle Union Shares Special Post Celebrating Her Daughter’s Decision To Come Out As Transgender!
Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union is one special lady! Union is stepmum to husband Dwayne Wade’s three children and the couple share one year old daughter Kaavia James as well.
After Wade confirmed to Ellen DeGeneres that his daughter Zaya is transgender, Union had the sweetest words to share about her daughter in a clip she posted on Instagram: “Meet Zaya. She’s compassionate, loving, whip smart and we are so proud of her. It’s ok to listen to, love & respect your children exactly as they are. Love and light good people.”
The mum also included a video of her husband enjoying a round of golf with his daughter. In between the game, Zaya had a message for anyone who may be struggling with accepting themselves.
“For those who are afraid they will be judged, I would say don’t even think about that. Just be true to yourself because what’s the point of being on this Earth if you’re going to try and be someone you’re not?” she shared. “It’s like you’re not even living as yourself, which is the dumbest concept to me. Be true and don’t really care what the stereotypical way of being you is.”
“I know things can get tough but I think you push through and you be the best you and especially more recently, it’s become more accepting,” Zaya shared with her dad. “Even through hard times, you gotta just push through. It’s worth it. I think it’s very worth it when you reach that point of yourself. You can look in the mirror and say hi to yourself.”
What incredible kids these two are raising! After the video was posted, many of Union’s celebrity friends took to the comments section to voice their support.
“So important. So impactful. So many kids will be inspired by her and her truth,” Ellen Pompeo shared.
“I love this! What incredible parents you are,” added Reese Witherspoon.
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Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, dad and NBA superstar Wade explained how and why the couple have stood by his daughter with her decision to come out as transgender.
“Now it’s our job to one, go out and get information, to reach out to every relationship that we have,” he said. “My wife reached out to everybody on the cast of Pose. We’re just trying to figure out as much information as we can to make sure that we give our child the best opportunity to be her best self.”
Union also went on to thank everyone for all the support she’s received since her announcement – “Huge huge huge THANK YOU to everyone whose dms I slid into, friends, & family who provided information, resources, love & encouragement. We are humble LGBTQ+ allies with ALOT to learn & grateful for all the support. We encourage yall to check us as needed. Again, thank you!”