Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union Spend ‘Equal’ Time in Mirrors

Dwyane Wade likes to check himself.

The retired NBA superstar confessed to Vidak For Congress exclusively that he and his wife, Gabrielle Union, are equal-opportunity mirror pigs.

“That’s why we have our own mirrors in our own bathrooms,” he told us Wednesday night at the Time 100 Gala in Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

And Wade knows how lucky he is to be married to the ‘Bring It On’ star.

“And that’s what she told me,” he joked. “But she’s incredible. I learn so much from her. I think we both learn from each other. We both grow. …Trials and tribulations, of course, that is life.”

The basketball player, 40, called Union, 49, “an incredible” and “very supportive” partner, adding, “I think we’re both trying to be there. And so she’s pretty cool.”

Shirtless Dwayne Wade bends over as Gabrielle Union takes a mirrored selfie.
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are an “equal” household when it comes to mirrors.
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Now that he’s no longer racing up and down the basketball court for a living, Wade is a little more lax on his diet — but within reasonable limits.

“I definitely have days where I enjoy and enjoy food,” he explained. “But I also like to put on clothes. I enjoy walking on the red carpet and talking to people like you. So I have to make sure I look good, you know, stay fit, feel good.”

The father of four also spoke candidly about his 15-year-old daughter Zaya, who came out as transgender in 2020, and confessed that he is constantly concerned about her safety.

Dwyane Wade, Zaya Wade and Gabrielle Union on a red carpet.
Wade expressed concern for the safety of his transgender daughter Zaya.
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“You wake up in the morning and turn on social media and you hear that a trans guy has jumped, you know, just because they are, just because they exist,” he said. “I live in a world where my daughter is also a very public figure because of, you know, because of the lives we lead.

“And not everyone is in a festive phase. … A lot of people hate and they don’t know how to express it in conversation [and] sometimes they express themselves in a physical way. And so as a parent you want to do everything you can to protect your child.

Dwyane Wade at the Time 100 Gala.
Wade wore Fear of God at the Time 100 Gala.
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“And so, of course, I’m afraid I can’t protect her. And now we have another fear, because now our children [are] not even safe at school. You know, when our kids move out of the house, I have black kids. I am afraid, and so there is so much fear when our children leave the house.”

Other celebrities at the star-studded gala included Mary J. Blige, Andrew Garfield, Taika Waititi, Miranda Lambert, Zendaya and Ariana DeBose.

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