On October 29, NBA legend Dwyane Wade took to Instagram to celebrate his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, on her 48th birthday. 

He posted a few pictures of them together, along with a family photo of them with their children, 18-year-old Zaire, 13-year-old Zaya, and 1-year-old Kaavia Wade. In the caption, Dwyane wrote a heartfelt message to his wife, thanking her for being a role model to Kaavia. It reads: 



“Screaming HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Beautiful, Brilliant, Don’t take no SH*T from nobody, Boss a** wife @gabunion Thank you for being the model for our daughter that you are and always willing to go to the kids school when they don’t feel they’re getting a fair shake. I’m inspired to wake up and be greater because I get to watch your grind day after day. 🥂 to more adventures and not giving a F**k about what others say about you nor our families dynamic. Keep growing and going🖤🖤🖤 #GDay 🎉 🎈 🎊.”

As for Gabrielle Union, she just happens to have the same exact birthday as her friend and fellow actress Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter of the iconic singer Diana Ross. To celebrate their shared birthday, Union and Ross posted bikini pictures of each other on their respective Instagram accounts and wished each other a happy birthday.


Tracee Ellis Ross posted a photo of Union in a striped bikini and captioned the post: “@gabunion you are a shining and beautiful light. I love being your birthday twin. You are a force, an inspiration, and one of the only people who can get me to turn up. I love inhabiting a world and an industry with you. Happy Birthday you glorious being!!”

Gabrielle Union, in turn, posted a photo of Tracee Ellis Ross in a black bikini. She captioned the post: “We’ve been on this journey called life together and I couldn’t be more proud and grateful to share our birthday with the baddest of the bad, the sharpest of the sharp and the beautiful-est of the beautiful!! Happy Birthday @traceeellisross 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰.”

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