- Gabrielle Union reacted respectfully after one internet troll criticized an image of her family. In the recent shot posted by her husband, Dwyane Wade, she poses with her son, Zion, 12, and daughter, Kaavia James, 11 months. Wade referred to the trio as "my girls."
- Both Wade and Union have spoken candidly about supporting the 12-year-old no matter what. In April, Union attend the Miami Beach Pride Festival with Zion, since Wade was away playing basketball.
When it comes to her family, Gabrielle Union is one fierce protector.
Just ask the Twitter troll that tried to shame a recent photo her husband, Dwyane Wade, posted of the family. In the shot, Union smiles next to her 12-year-old child, Zion, and her daughter, Kavvia James, 11 months. Wade captioned it, "my girls." The twitter user shared the image and wrote "What y'all think of this?"
Union saw the tweet and had the best response in her family's defense.
"Looks like love to me," she wrote. "I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve. Also Kaav ain't with the dumb shit. Peace & Blessings good people."
Looks like love to me 🤷🏾♀️ I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve. Also Kaav ain't with the dumb shit. Peace & Blessings good people. https://t.co/faFyusNktj— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) October 15, 2019
This isn't the first time Union and Wade have publicly shown support for Zion.
In April, Zion attended the Miami Beach Pride celebration with Union, his 17-year-old brother Zaire, Kaavia James, and other friends and family. Wade wasn't able to attend because he was playing in a Miami Heat game in Toronto, but he did publicly affirm his support for his child on Instagram.
A few months later, in June, Wade spoke with Variety and continued to show how much he supports Zion.
"I don't really talk about it much because it's Zion’s story to tell,” he said, explaining, "I think as a family, we should support each other. That's our job. And my job as a father is to facilitate their lives and to support them and be behind them in whatever they want to do.”
In that same interview, Wade made a plea asking parents to support their children regardless of sexual orientation or identity: "I have to say to most parents, get to know your kids. Don't put your wants and needs on them."
Most recently, in September, Union and Wade designed a T-shirt that promotes inclusion and equality. In addition to creating the pride shirt, the Wade family and T-shirt brand Yng DNA donated $50,000 to GLSEN, an organization that's focused on making sure "every student, in every school" is "valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression."
"As a family, we believe inclusion and equality are two essential pillars needed to move towards growth and progressive thinking and action in our society," Union captioned a photo of herself, Wade, and three of their kids.
Talk about uplifting your loved ones.