Talk about a surprise! Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are new parents and the actress shared the news that they welcomed a baby girl via surrogate on Wednesday.
“A LOVELY DAY 👶🏾👶🏾👶🏾 We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days,” she wrote. “Welcome to the party sweet girl!”
Union and Wade shared images of themselves in a hospital bed with their newborn, who they created a special bond with by having skin-to-skin contact with her soon after she was delivered:
This is Wade’s fourth child. He has sons Zion and Zaire from his marriage to Siohvaughn Funches. He also has son, Xavier, with Aja Metoyer, and raises his nephew Dahveon Morris.
Union has been open about her journey to motherhood for some time now, talking publicly about the ups and downs of IVF and having multiple miscarriages along the way. In her book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, she said she had “eight or nine miscarriages.”
“I have had eight or nine miscarriages. For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle,” she said.
“For so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want kids?’” she added. “A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier than being honest about whatever is actually going on. People mean so well, but they have no idea the harm or frustration it can cause.”
Union didn’t say anything in advance about trying for a baby with the help of a surrogate, as some stars have done and do (i.e., Kandi Burruss). This will be the first child for her, and as she shared, this child is indeed her “miracle baby” — and a little girl to shake things up among the many boys.
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