Gabrielle Union Shares Why It Was Important That Her “Entire Household” Supported Zion At Miami Pride

April 15, 2019  |  

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We recently shared with you that the Wades, including Gabrielle Union, Zaire, Zion and Kaavia, went to the Miami Beach Pride event earlier this month. Union and Zion rode a colorful float together for the event while Zaire, Kaavia and other family members walked alongside it. Dwyane wasn’t able to be present for the family outing because he had a game that day, but he was there in spirit — and on social media. He shared a photo of Zion and Gabrielle with the caption, “We support each other with Pride!”

And according to Gabrielle, that’s the truth. In an interview with Us Weekly over the weekend, she explained the significance behind the family’s decision to go there and support Zion.

“It feels normal,” the 46-year-old said. “My mom took me to my first pride at eight years old. We moved to San Francisco, and it’s kind of part of being a global citizen.”

“People talk a lot about diversity and inclusion, but they don’t actually mean it,” she added. “In our household, we mean that, and that’s why the entire household went to pride.”

Doing so has been good for the family, specifically the kids. Big brother Zaire, for example, was happy to take part in the event festivities. In a tender-hearted moment, the 17-year-old captioned a photo of himself with 11-year-old Zion, “Love you bro, no matter what. Gotcha back, kid. Support gang!”

Gabrielle has talked in the past about the bond she’s created with Dwyane’s kids, and the impact she’s had on them over the years. She said that the key to being a great stepparent is doing exactly what she did during that Pride event — supporting and uplifting her kids.

“The secret to being a good stepmom is to stay in your lane, to love them with everything that you have, but never forget that they have parents. Their parents hold the vast majority of the space, and it’s your job to lift them up, support them, to have their back and to be an additional responsible, consistent, reasonable adult in the kids’ lives,” she said. “Getting to be a part of shaping our future leaders, watching them be compassionate and apply the lessons that you teach in your household, is so rewarding.”

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