Dwyane Wade's son, Zion Wade, is twelve years old today. Proud dad Dwyane went to Instagram earlier today to send his birthday wishes to his tween.
He wrote "Happy 12th Birthday to my mini-Zion! I have asked you again and again not to grow up on me and now look at you. Become higher Become more and more beautiful every day and teach us all along the way "I love the child you are and I love the young man that you stay. I am so grateful that I was chosen to be your father and lead you through this world. Continue to be brave. Continue to be the smartest person in the room. Continue to be Zion Malachi Wade! "
Last month, the former NBA player joined other family members to support Zion on Miami Beach Pride, which annually celebrates" proud South Florida LGBTQ families, friends, co workers and allies. "
" We support each other with pride, "wrote Wade on Instagram over a photo of Zion pictured with his bonus mother, actress Gabrielle Union.
Another picture, Dwyane, who was away for an NBA game, wrote, "Zion had his own cheering section today. Wish I was there to see you smile child!" He included a rainbow pride flag emoji on the post.
Zion and Zaire are Wade's children with former wife Siohvaughn Funches. The retired basketball player is also the father of daughter Kaavia James Union-Wade, 5 months and son Xavier Zechariah, 5. He also raises his nephew Dahveon Morris, 17.
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