Gabrielle Union’s first husband divorced her citing she was sleeping with any and everyone to get movie roles. Now her fiance Dwyane Wade has confirmed he fathered a child while on a break from Gabrielle Union.
During a press conference Monday, the 31-year-old NBA player spoke out about his newborn son without naming his son’s mother Sandrina Schultz.
“I had a time, a part in our break, in our pain and our hurt, a blessing came out of it in my life, having a son that was born healthy,” he said, according to a Sun Sentinel report.
“So I’m moving on.”
Wade and Union have dated since 2009 and “Entertainment Tonight” which first reported the baby news, said the bride-to-be actress was aware of the child before Wade proposed Dec. 21.
They “worked through the issue privately as a couple” and Wade has reportedly known his baby mama “for many years.”
“Like I said, this is something, obviously, private for my family that we will continue to deal with as a family,” he added Monday.
“But we have a blessing to the bloodline, to the Wade bloodline.”
The Miami Heat star is father to two children, Zaire and Zion, from his previous marriage with Siohvaughn Funches.
After a three-year battle in court, Wade was awarded custody of both of them.
The athlete went on to write a book, “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball,” and he also is currently raising his nephew.