BALTIMORE, MD –
During a break from their relationship, Dwayne Wade had a child with another woman. He recalls having to tell his wife, Gabrielle Union, the news.
One of my favorite character traits about Dwayne Wade is his integrity. From our vantage point as fans, Wade seems to live according to the truth. It seems like he tries to do the right thing at every turn. Apparently, he desired to live up to that standard after having a child outside of his relationship with Gabrielle Union. I can only imagine the pressure he was under having to break the news to her.
To his defense, they weren’t together when he had the child but it still was tough news to break. Where many men would fold, D. Wade stuck to the honest route and told “Gabby” about his child, Xavier.
“I had a child with someone else and I had to tell her,” Wade shared in his documentary, according to Entertainment Tonight. “Hardest thing I’ve ever had to do is man up and tell Gabrielle Union that I’ve had a child with somebody else. I couldn’t sleep. I wasn’t eating.”
I would lose my appetite, too.
There’s a rumor going around that you have to “lie to those you truly love”. Nothing is farthest from the truth. That’s why when D Wade shares how his undying love for “Gabby” forced his hand in telling the truth, I felt that.
“When you hold something in that you know is going to come out and you have this information and you know it’s gonna f**k somebody’s life up, that you care about, that you love, if it don’t hurt you, then you’re not human,” Wade said.
D. Wade: Life Unexpected, will air on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. ET.