Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade made quite a choice when asked which moment was more difficult: losing the NBA Finals or having a conversation with his now-wife about his infidelity. While the comparison itself was quite bizarre, Wade discussed how it shaped him going forward.
The three-time NBA champion sat down with American former football player and the podcast host of Club Shay Shay, Shannon Sharpe, to discuss his situations outside basketball.
Dwyane Wade compares NBA Finals loss to fathering a child with another woman
“Way harder to have a conversation” as Dwayne Wade describes it being far more difficult in every aspect to tell his wife, Gabrielle Union about his secret relationship with Aja Metoyer and how he had fathered a child with another mother.
To find himself in such a scary situation, as mentioned by him, he continues to speak about the whole thought process during that period and how guilty he felt. He talks about building a relationship and life with his wife and how necessary it was from his side, even though it poked at him from the inside, to have a conversation with Gabrielle.
Dwayne Wade wanted to let his wife know as soon as possible before the whole scandal went public, and while she broke down from the inside, she still gained the courage to stand beside him. The couple also took regular therapy to mold their relationship, as Dwyane described it was not “perfect.
Who is Dwyane Wade’s wife Gabrielle Union?
Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade is an American actress and former model known for her notable roles as the cheerleader opposite Kirsten Dunst in the film Bring It On. Later, she went on to star opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the blockbuster film Bad Boys II, slowly gaining popularity in Hollywood.
After ending a 6-year relationship with retired professional American football running back Chris Howard, Gabrielle started a new life with the notable Miami Heat figure, Dwayne Wade. They met at a party in 2007 and began dating in 2009, but took a break in 2013 due to distance and scheduling in their lives, only to get back together in April of the same year.
Both of them are now happily married with a daughter of their own and now not just as an NBA legend but also a responsible father, Wade continues to move forward with his family together.