The bond between a mother and a daughter is very special, and actress Gabrielle Union and her adorable daughter, 1-year-old Kaavia Wade, proved it with Union’s latest Instagram video.
On Sunday, June 28, Gabrielle Union posted a sweet video of her and Kaavia sharing an adorable mother-daughter moment. In the video, Union holds Kaavia while she snacks on Chex and says, “You just want to stay like this while we eat some Chex, hm?” They share a kiss and then Kaavia pulls her mother in for a hug and they sing “Row Row Row Your Boat” together. Union captioned the video: “Sunday mornings with @kaaviajames. This baby knew her mama needed a little extra ♥️♥️♥️ For everyone who needs some 🖤🖤. Hold on. Hold on, you are loved, you are so loved.”
Gabrielle Union had Kaavia Wade with her husband, NBA legend Dwyane Wade. They had Kaavia via surrogate and although she was initially uneasy about surrogacy, Union realized that “every route to parenthood is perfect, worthwhile and amazing,” and she deeply loves and cares for Kaavia. “She brings us all the joy we could have ever imagined but there’s this extra layer. She is dreams fulfilled,” says Union. “She is the living embodiment of not giving up. I never thought this little girl could represent so much.”
Gabrielle Union even wrote a children’s book, Welcome to the Party, which was released on May 5, 2020. With illustrations by Ashley Evans (which Dwyane Wade says are his favorite part), the book was inspired by Kaavia’s “eagerly awaited birth,” and it celebrates the joys of new parenthood. “My inspiration for writing this book is to acknowledge all the routes to motherhood and the creating and expanding of families,” says Union. “Reminding everyone that no matter how you family, we welcome you, love you, and celebrate you.”